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Online SmallTownGirl

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External Hard Drive
« on: Sunday 04 November 18 15:54 GMT (UK) »
I currently use two flash drives to back up my files, alternating them on a weekly basis, but am wondering if I might be better to use an external hard drive instead/as well. 

Anyone think this is a good idea?  And if so, recommend me which external hard drive to buy, please?

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Re: External Hard Drive
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 04 November 18 17:48 GMT (UK) »
I back up my main family tree file (20+ years of work!) on flash drives so I can carry them in my pocket whenever I leave the house.

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Re: External Hard Drive
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 04 November 18 17:55 GMT (UK) »
I've had no problems with Seagate and Toshiba drives. I use several for multiple levels of backup.
The size to buy (e.g. 500 GB, 1 TB, 2 TB) depends on the amount of data you need to store.

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Re: External Hard Drive
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 04 November 18 19:45 GMT (UK) »
I've had no problems with Seagate and Toshiba drives. I use several for multiple levels of backup.
The size to buy (e.g. 500 GB, 1 TB, 2 TB) depends on the amount of data you need to store.

I use Western Digital external drives and have never had any problems.  Depending on the storage capacity you can get them either powered through USB or powered by mains supply.

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Re: External Hard Drive
« Reply #4 on: Monday 05 November 18 17:34 GMT (UK) »
Thanks peeps, I have a bit more of an idea now.

Will have a browse next time I'm in the vicinity of somewhere that sells 'em.

STG
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