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Jul 06, 11 at 5:55amThe Don


What's a good brand of external hard drives that aren't terribly expensive? I'm looking for a 300gb+ hard drive at around $50 but I don't want it crapping on me after a couple months.

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Jul 30, 12 at 12:43pm
ashantiqua


the only hdd to ever die on me was an external 500GB western digital drive. died a little after a year (just out of warranty at that time, if memory serves me).

if youre using an external hdd for data / file back up and dont want to go the internal hdd route, id buy a second external hdd that you keep turned off for the majority of its use, and only power it up when backing up critical files from your main hdd / primary external hdd.



Jun 28, 12 at 2:58am
luke67677676


The best brand of external hard drives would have to be:

Seagate [AND]
Iomega



Jun 28, 12 at 2:14am
utalia


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Jun 18, 12 at 1:01pm
xx2liu


external hard drives are pretty cheap these days. I'd get seagate I think staples is selling 3TB for 69.99 limited time.



Jun 17, 12 at 7:45pm
keyqueen


quote deacrip
I recommend the Toshiba Canvio 500 GB Portable Hard Drive, it is only $50 now.
I have one of thouse but it died on me today even though it was working fine less then 2 hours before and it gave no sign it was going.



Nov 28, 11 at 8:18am
SgtMartin


External I would go with seagate internal I would go with seagate or Western Digital



Oct 14, 11 at 10:48am
andrewfletcher


I would also suggest getting one from Seagate.



Oct 14, 11 at 7:25am
shayne


50 bucks is a little bit hard man, pretty cheap
you're gonna need to get a sale or a deal or something :{




Oct 14, 11 at 4:07am
deacrip


I recommend the Toshiba Canvio 500 GB Portable Hard Drive, it is only $50 now.



Sep 30, 11 at 6:59am
SgtMartin


I have never had a problem with a Seagate HDD. However I have had a few problems with Western Digital mostly External HDD. I had four external 640 GB HDD die on me with 4 months after buying them. However WD internal HDD are great!



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