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Looking for external hard drive 3-4 TB
« on: August 25, 2020, 06:53:38 AM »
Portable for good price.
« Last Edit: September 08, 2020, 03:19:09 PM by Something Fishy »

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Re: Looking for external hard drive 3-4 GB
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2020, 07:06:52 AM »
Portable for good price.
GB or tb? Not sure a 3-4 GB external HDD or SSD exists

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Re: Looking for external hard drive 3-4 GB
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2020, 08:20:13 AM »
GB or tb? Not sure a 3-4 GB external HDD or SSD exists
Lol he must be running a computer from the 80s
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Re: Looking for external hard drive 3-4 GB
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2020, 09:59:25 AM »
GB or tb? Not sure a 3-4 GB external HDD or SSD exists
he probably meant terabyte.

 The better question is, HDD OR SSD.

 Is it worth splurging on the SSD versus the HDD?
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Re: Looking for external hard drive 3-4 GB
« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2020, 10:59:02 AM »
Meant TB,

whats the definition of HDD-SSD ?

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Re: Looking for external hard drive 3-4 GB
« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2020, 11:14:04 AM »
GB or tb? Not sure a 3-4 GB external HDD or SSD exists
I believe I still got a 3gb one somewhere😂 (from a windows 95 PC!)

Meant TB,

whats the definition of HDD-SSD ?
HDD = Hard Disk Drive, there's a spinning disk
SSD = Solid State Drive, memory is stored without moving parts (like a USB)
Most people say SSD will last longer, while some people say the opposite.
SSD are generally faster and are recommended for a boot drive.

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Re: Looking for external hard drive 3-4 GB
« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2020, 02:14:14 PM »
I believe I still got a 3gb one somewhere😂 (from a windows 95 PC!)

i have one that only holds some MB


HDD = Hard Disk Drive, there's a spinning disk
SSD = Solid State Drive, memory is stored without moving parts (like a USB)
Most people say SSD will last longer, while some people say the opposite.
SSD are generally faster and are recommended for a boot drive.
Thanx
what are most portable one's ? or do they come in both types.

Id imagine the less thigs that can move around the less chances of something going wrong

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Re: Looking for external hard drive 3-4 GB
« Reply #7 on: August 25, 2020, 02:23:08 PM »
I believe I still got a 3gb one somewhere😂 (from a windows 95 PC!)
HDD = Hard Disk Drive, there's a spinning disk
SSD = Solid State Drive, memory is stored without moving parts (like a USB)
Most people say SSD will last longer, while some people say the opposite.
SSD are generally faster and are recommended for a boot drive.
Also, SSD is a lot more expensive...
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Re: Looking for external hard drive 3-4 GB
« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2020, 10:55:21 PM »
Also, SSD is a lot more expensive...
As they say in America, you pay for what you get for.

Yes in most scenerios SSD is better than HDD.
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Re: Looking for external hard drive 3-4 GB
« Reply #9 on: September 05, 2020, 07:09:25 PM »
I want to use my dell.com $200 credit to buy a hard drive at dell,  can someone recommend which one to get, between 4-6 tb ? https://www.dell.com/koa/search?q=external%20hard%20drive#q=external%20hard%20drive&t=default&sort=relevancy&layout=card&@dpsalessegment:radioGroup=dhs

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Re: Looking for external hard drive 3-4 GB
« Reply #10 on: September 06, 2020, 07:59:27 PM »
I want to use my dell.com $200 credit to buy a hard drive at dell,  can someone recommend which one to get, between 4-6 tb ? https://www.dell.com/koa/search?q=external%20hard%20drive#q=external%20hard%20drive&t=default&sort=relevancy&layout=card&@dpsalessegment:radioGroup=dhs
alsp which company is recommended WD, Toshiba, or Seagate ?

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Re: Looking for external hard drive 3-4 GB
« Reply #11 on: September 06, 2020, 08:18:55 PM »
alsp which company is recommended WD, Toshiba, or Seagate ?
Sandisk has some good ones as well.
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Re: Looking for external hard drive 3-4 GB
« Reply #12 on: September 06, 2020, 08:20:35 PM »
alsp which company is recommended WD, Toshiba, or Seagate ?
I think that more important than the brand is what case you buy and how you handle it. Most brands will work perfectly if you handle it carefully. If you drop it, I think any brand is subject to breaking and memory loss.
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Re: Looking for external hard drive 3-4 GB
« Reply #13 on: September 07, 2020, 02:41:04 AM »
Sandisk has some good ones as well.
thanx. Haven't seen any at dell, so didn't list it

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Re: Looking for external hard drive 3-4 GB
« Reply #14 on: September 07, 2020, 02:42:52 AM »
I think that more important than the brand is what case you buy and how you handle it. Most brands will work perfectly if you handle it carefully. If you drop it, I think any brand is subject to breaking and memory loss.
I have an old Seagate 1 th which still has to be plugged in to the wall, wasn't dropped or anything just suddenly stopped working. That's why I asked if any one is recommended over others.

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Re: Looking for external hard drive 3-4 GB
« Reply #15 on: September 07, 2020, 09:20:16 AM »
I have an old Seagate 1 th which still has to be plugged in to the wall, wasn't dropped or anything just suddenly stopped working. That's why I asked if any one is recommended over others.
dunno about longevity, but years ago @DH Data Recovery has commented on which builds (and brands) are easier and cheaper to recover data from once they do inevitably die. But I don't know if the info is still current

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Re: Looking for external hard drive 3-4 GB
« Reply #16 on: September 07, 2020, 11:27:51 AM »
I have an old Seagate 1 th which still has to be plugged in to the wall, wasn't dropped or anything just suddenly stopped working. That's why I asked if any one is recommended over others.
The real answer for your question is, that you shouldn't buy a 3-4TB hard drive.

All the 4TB portable hard drives use SMR technology, which is very unreliable and hard to recover.

Stay away from Seagate.

The only options remaining is WD or Toshiba 2 TB or less.

BTW I'm doing data recovery full time.

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Re: Looking for external hard drive 3-4 GB
« Reply #17 on: September 07, 2020, 11:38:38 AM »
The real answer for your question is, that you shouldn't buy a 3-4TB hard drive.

All the 4TB portable hard drives use SMR technology, which is very unreliable and hard to recover.

Stay away from Seagate.

The only options remaining is WD or Toshiba 2 TB or less.

BTW I'm doing data recovery full time.

My BILs external died (just clicks and says requires a format). If you can recommend any tools (free or not) i would really appreciate it.

I am fairly handy, so even a dissasembly/remounting of platters is an option if u recommend that route.

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Re: Looking for external hard drive 3-4 GB
« Reply #18 on: September 07, 2020, 11:56:58 AM »
My BILs external died (just clicks and says requires a format). If you can recommend any tools (free or not) i would really appreciate it.

I am fairly handy, so even a dissasembly/remounting of platters is an option if u recommend that route.
If the data is important stay away, if not I can try to guide you how to diagnose it and what to do.

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Re: Looking for external hard drive 3-4 GB
« Reply #19 on: September 07, 2020, 06:56:17 PM »
The real answer for your question is, that you shouldn't buy a 3-4TB hard drive.

All the 4TB portable hard drives use SMR technology, which is very unreliable and hard to recover.

Stay away from Seagate.

The only options remaining is WD or Toshiba 2 TB or less.

BTW I'm doing data recovery full time.
thanx, is that specific to 4 tb or anything bigger than 2tb ?