#4178211, By Pooley Time Machine friendly hard drive recommendations

  • Pooley 23 Dec 2008 17:50:00 1,504 posts
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    One of the drives failed on my external drive recently. It's a Maxtor Onetouch III Turbo, with 2x750Gb drives. Luckily, the other drive carried on okay and I didn't lose any data as the drives were mirroring each other. Rather than return it to Maxtor and get it fixed via warranty, I bought a pair of 1Tb Samsung drives and swapped these with the 750's, and then bought a cheap external SATA enclosure and put the working 750G in there. That way I could safely transfer my data, mainly my iTunes Library and a load of movies, onto the new external RAID drive. Phew!

    The next time anything fails though I think I'll go for one of the Drobo units, as they seem pretty good.
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