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Noam Osband
Long term storage: use 2tb, 3tb or 4tb internal drives?
on Nov 21, 2014 at 10:19:47 pm

I'm moving towards a system of having data backed up on internal drives I'll use with a OWC Thunderbay and separate external drives as well.

I'm trying to decide what size internal drives to use. I'm choosing between drives that are 2tb, 3tb and 4tb's large. I imagine I get more bang for my buck with 4tb. I'm tempted to go that route. I'll have everything backed up so I don't worry about the fact that, if it fails, it's 4tbs.

That said......any other thoughts on this matter? Is there another way to think/approach it? Just brainstorming before buying stuff.

Thanks in advance!!


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Bob Zelin
Re: Long term storage: use 2tb, 3tb or 4tb internal drives?
on Nov 23, 2014 at 4:24:59 pm

drives sitting on the shelf, never getting used for years, may fail as well. If you lose only 1TB of info, you won't be as upset as if you lose 4TB of info.

Sometimes, drives just don't spin up after a while. If you have a drive that is working after 5 or 6 years, you are very lucky.

Bob Zelin

Bob Zelin
Rescue 1, Inc.
bobzelin@icloud.com


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