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    Looking for Good External Hard Drive Recommendations

    Any Suggestions will be greatly appreciated

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    Some suggestions on what to look for and what to avoid;
    *Avoid, as much as possible, drives that come bundled with their own backup software, and always
    format the drive to ensure that any such software is completely removed.
    *Ensure that you can RMA or return any potential candidate and that it has a manufacturer warranty provided.
    *For dedicated and heavy usage, ensure that you purchase a type of drive that has it's own power supply.
    (ie. a power cord to plug into your surge protector)

    Here is is lest of the top selling drives on Newegg at this time. Read through the reviews but take them with a grain of salt, as some
    may be very subjective.

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    Tea,

    I've had very good luck with the Western Digital Passport series. These drives are compact and require no external power brick. Generally I've had excellent results using WD drives. I have a WD NAS {500 Mb} that's been running w/o issue for over 6 years! I have another WD USB drive {Media Center version 320 Mb} that I've been using for 7 years as a backup device w/o problem. I also have 3 of the Passport series including a new 1Tb USB 3 drive I got as a Christmas present. It just screams through image backups on my wife's Dell XPS-13z that has a USB 3 port. YMMV
    May the Forces of good computing be with you!

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    I can also vouch for the WD 1 TB passport drives too. I have 4 of these little drives for various backup purposes and they perform well enough.

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    ok guys, thanks so much for the info.

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    I use the Seagate GoFlex Ultra Portable (this is a new version of my Ext HD) 1 TB with great success. I also do not use the included S/W, but use Acronis TIH 2010 and 2011 for my Imaging needs.
    BACKUP...BACKUP...BACKUP
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    I have always bought Iomega external drives and they never failed me. Have 3 around, one that should be about 8 years, still does its thing.

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