After a while not being able to access the MBP I stumbled on the following
DABS QUOTE for a solid state back up device.
I apologise if this breaks the rules on adverts.
Seagate 1TB Desktop SSHD 7200RPM SATA 6GB/s 64MB 3.5 8GB SSD Cache
Product ID: 8XSLAW00 Dabs Price: £59.71 Product Category: Hard Drives
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Dabs: More information at Dabs Direct: Seagate 1TB Desktop SSHD 7200RPM SATA 6GB/s 64MB 3.5 8GB SSD Cache >>END QUOTE
This seems it might be more reliable and durable than the previous 3 TB LACIE HD.
Any experience with one of these?