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Re: [LUG] external hard disk recommendations


On Wed, 2010-07-28 at 13:54 +0100, Paul Sutton wrote:
> Hi
> Anyone got any recommendations regarding usb external hard disks,  size
> about 500 to 1 tb would work fine for me,  as a back up tool
> I take it most of these devices should just work with Linux,  i see on
> boxes it says designed for PC / MAC.
> Just wondered what experiences people and if any should be avoided due
> to being poor quality build.

I had a Freecom 500GB USB one, the HD packed up after a couple years but
that could happen to any brand really.

I have a Toshiba 1TB one currently on the desktop which seems good.
There probably really isn't much between any of them to be honest. NAS
ones are coming down in price I think, could be worth a look.  With NAS
though I believe the quality is going to have a far bigger bearing on
how useful it is.

John Williams
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