Good External Hard Drives
by Scott O'Hara on Sep 16, 2012 at 9:39:56 pm
So I have been working a lot with AE and other software, such as FCP, etc. etc. I bought LaCie because I thought it was a good brand. But recently my hard drive, which is like 5 or 6 months old, crashed, for no reason. I didn't drop it or anything. Just stopped working and I lost all my files... I've also come across several friends who've had the same issues with LaCie.
Is there a better drive to use with all the saves and rendering that goes with AE and other programs, or is LaCie it? Obviously I'm looking for something reasonably priced. I think my LaCie new was $200-$300 dollars. It was 1TB.
Some external drive failures are not actually drive failures; they are enclosure failures. Disassembling the enclosure (voiding your warranty), removing the drive, and placing it in a new enclosure may make it usable again.
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