I use WD externals, 4TB and 2 TBs...have good luck with them. I use a 4 port 3.0 hub with a "c" connection. Fast. I used to use desktop pc 2 TB HDDs in docking stations and that did ok...WD towers are easier and hold a lot of 1 and 2 gig files...Hi there,
I have experienced having two external hard drives fail at the same time and had to get the data retrieved which was a huge expense in the $thousands to retrieve the 1.3T of data. My MAC book pro hasn't got big memory which is the reason for saving everything on external hard drive.
I am back to 2 x 2TExternal WD hard drives but I would be looking at the next best option for yet another further backup. I have had many tech companies give different and confusing options and would be good to have an unbiased opinion.
Should I stick to a third external hard drive or go to something like a NAS or another suitable option?
The files are documents, photos and video files of 25 years of family history research, plus I have all my music files on there as well. I would be looking at something that would have better in longevity with less chance of failure, easy to use and not so excessive in price.
Would love to hear your views.