Choosing the ideal external back-up drive

By Keely Dolan

Having a reliable external hard drive is fundamental to a good backup and archival storage strategy.

But deciding which drive is best-suited to your needs can be mind-boggling. Speed, capacity, overall size, and price are all important factors in the final choice. And then there are the intangibles. Are you going for the latest designer shape and color?

Lounge member John Juergens is simply looking for something reliable, simple, and relatively inexpensive. In his thread, “External hard drives for backup images,” he’s concerned about reports that the drive he already purchased might not be up to thejob. His fellow Loungers weigh in with their learned perspectives on purchasing backup drives. More»

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The following links are this week’s most-interesting Lounge threads, including several new questions that you may be able to provide responses to:


☼ starred posts — particularly useful

If you’re not already a Lounge member, use the quick registration form to sign up for free. The ability to post comments and take advantage of other Lounge features is available only to registered members.

If you’re already registered, you can jump right in to today’s discussions in the Lounge.

The Lounge Life column is a digest of the best of the WS Lounge discussion board. Keely Dolan is a Windows Secrets contributor.
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