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Standard User micksharpe
(legend) Tue 12-Jan-16 21:13:03
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Seagate Backup Plus Slim 2TB


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I've bought a couple of these for my backups. They pack an incredible amount of storage into a very small space. It will be interesting to see how reliable they are. I bought two par mesure de sÚcuritÚ. I may buy a third so that I can rotate them and always keep one off-site.

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(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 12-Jan-16 22:17:02
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Where do you keep them offsite? I only have a 500gb WD Essentials and its kept in the concrete garage.

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Standard User micksharpe
(legend) Tue 12-Jan-16 22:27:16
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I haven't decided yet. I'm still testing them. I'll see if I can keep them at the place where I volunteer.

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Standard User cheshire_man
(knowledge is power) Tue 12-Jan-16 22:43:58
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I have the same for off-site backup. From time to time one of our sons and I swap drives - he lived in London but now lives about 15 miles away so we're able to do this more often.

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Standard User zyborg47
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 13-Jan-16 13:19:18
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I have a USB 3 Seagate 1TB expansion drive, it does the job, I don't normally like Seagate, but it seems more reliable than the external 2TB Toshiba one I got.

some software I got says there are problems with Thh tosh, but when I do a sector check on it, everything is fine.

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Standard User micksharpe
(legend) Wed 13-Jan-16 17:41:07
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With backup drives, it is best to be conservative and choose tried-and-tested technology instead of going for devices that push current technology to the limit as I have. However, I need more than 1TB and I need it to be very compact, so I have chosen these Seagate drives. I have no idea how reliable they will prove to be, so I have bought two and will probably buy another in case one of them fails. You read horror stories of people who buy just one backup drive and then find that it stops working when they need it the most. They know that the drives in their PCs may fail but they don't consider that backup drives can also fail.

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Standard User cheshire_man
(knowledge is power) Wed 13-Jan-16 18:50:35
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+1

I have 2 on-site backups and 1 off-site. Maybe over the top but given that drives are relatively inexpensive it's a small investment for the peace of mind it brings.

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Standard User zyborg47
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 13-Jan-16 21:28:29
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The problem I had with Seagate over the years is reliability or the lack of it, I have had a couple of internal Seagate drives go down on me.
i have used a few makes over the years, Conner, Maxtor, Quantum, Seagate, Hitachi and Toshiba.

My computer now have 240GB Cosari Neutron SSD, a 120GB corsair force 3, a 2TB Toshiba and a 500GB Seagate hybrid.

Externally I have a Seagate 1TB, a Toshiba 2TB which I do not trust as the smart data says it have a problem, this thread have made me look at the warranty and it is for two years, so I can still claim. i only had it for just over a year.

i also have a old 1 TB Hitachi 3.5 inch and a 8 year 1TB buffalo NAS drive which is still working, slow it may be but oh so useful. I am shocked it is still working, I have no idea what drive is in it, but I know at the time it cost me over £300

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Standard User micksharpe
(legend) Wed 13-Jan-16 21:58:47
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The hard drives in the Seagate units are manufactured by Samsung apparently, so here's hoping. It seems to be the USB controllers that fail rather than the drives. Some users of failed units have extracted the hard drives and connected them to SATA controllers and they have worked just fine. OK, you lose your warranty (and the case) but you stand a reasonable chance of getting your data back plus a usable disk drive. Seagate charge $450 for their data recovery service. All they do is remove the hard drive, test it and bung it in a new case. Go figure.

btw: These drives are not available bare yet, so if you want one for your laptop...

Edit: Belay that. They are, but only in 9.5mm height. Still... fine for a laptop.

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Standard User zyborg47
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 23-Jan-16 12:06:51
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Just orderedthis from Argos, I don't normally like large capacity drives, but at the price it is good, works out just under £25 a TB.

I found out my Toshiba 2GB have a 2 year warranty on it, so that is being sent back to Tosh in Germany once I can get off my backside to ring up the courier to collect it.

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