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Guest oakridge235

I download all my torrents to an external hard drive so my libraries are mobile and my computer isn't bogged down with little storage room. I am looking to upgrade to a one or two terabyte drive soon. I was wondering which brand is your favorite, or if you have a 1 or 2 tb drive how it preforms. I am looking for speed, reliability and portability. Thanks

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Guest Speeriow

Western Digital is probably the best one for the money, they are relatively cheaper than alot of brands. I have had my 1TB for years but they do have a 2TB as well. It has not failed me yet and I might even upgrade to the 2TB. Really like their stuff and its high quality.

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Guest WebWizard

I have a WD 500gb I use for Wii Games. I also have a WD 2tb drive I use to connect mostly to PS3 to load my digital back up movies. I have the 2tb partitioned in half, one side for the movies mentioned, the other side for file or image storage. Never had a problem with the brand.

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Guest SimpleSam

I have had 1tb & 2tb Seagates, 1.5tb hitachi - to be honest they all have performed well - if you want outright speed you need to look into the new hybrid drives or to speed up your system get an SSD for your OS & apps and use the 1/2 tb HD for downloads.

I can't stress enough the importance of backups when using LARGE capacity drives. If a 1 or 2tb drive fails on you, recovering it will cost you a bit and take AGEEEEEEEEEEEEES to resort all your stuff depending on the recovery method.

so when planning to buy large drives 500gb + always budget for buying 2 drives of the same capacity - one for LIVE use, the other for backup AND you also need to adhere to a backup regime...

I'm now looking at 3tb drives.... :)

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