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Offline Sim_8_3  
#16 Posted : Thursday, April 21, 2016 11:48:53 PM(UTC)
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check newegg sometimes they have good deals
Just checked newegg last night, find some good deals but none that work for me. Thanks for the suggestion.

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#17 Posted : Friday, April 22, 2016 8:05:42 AM(UTC)
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Oh so your saying NAS can be an option then? I think my key concern about the NAS was can I backup the Iomega via USB plugged into my PC, not drive to drive? I just missed a 2TB WD My cloud that went for 64 bucks, oh well gotta wait for the next good deal. lol

No, if you get a good internal or external HDD, it leaves you options for the future.

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#18 Posted : Friday, April 22, 2016 4:44:22 PM(UTC)
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I misunderstood, are you saying that a typical SATA drive gives me more options VS. a NAS, what kind of options? I'm sticking with external because I don't want to hassle with cloning my present drive and system, not too mention I need a portable drive to use between my computer and my wife's that's why I was leaning more towards the NAS so I don't have to keep moving it.

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#19 Posted : Friday, April 22, 2016 8:18:07 PM(UTC)
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An External or Sata can be used more, as it is built for multiple use. NAS has low life and isn't built for many uses in a row.
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#20 Posted : Saturday, April 23, 2016 9:47:42 AM(UTC)
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I think i wasnt correct in what I said before about NAS drives... they arent designed for daily use mainly because typically, they are 5400 rpm. Far slower than a typical 7200 rpm desktop. They are designed to just be attached to your network to store backups, videos, pictures, etc.. not for daily OS loading. Now, you can.. absolutely use one for daily, it just may not work as well.

If you are getting one JUST for backups... then a NAS is fine.

But for $53 gets you a WD Blue from amazon 7200 RPM 2-year warranty

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0088PUEPK/?tag=pcpapi-20

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#21 Posted : Saturday, April 23, 2016 2:19:52 PM(UTC)
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I thought they, if used a bunch in a row, die quicker....
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#22 Posted : Sunday, April 24, 2016 10:44:09 PM(UTC)
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Thanks guys for all the tips, it's a done deal I bought one from that company on ebay WD My Book Essentials 7200 RPM Sata USB 2.0 not sure if it's a Red $69.99 shipped 6 months warranty, almost won with a USB 3.0 in auction but my stupid snipe failed, so bought one for buy it now, little smaller cache oh well, should have it bey Friday, will let you know how it goes.

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#23 Posted : Sunday, April 24, 2016 10:52:46 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Blackhawk8100 Go to Quoted Post
An External or Sata can be used more, as it is built for multiple use. NAS has low life and isn't built for many uses in a row.
I did't realize that, so good thing I didn't buy the NAS drive, lol

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#24 Posted : Monday, April 25, 2016 9:00:29 AM(UTC)
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I did't realize that, so good thing I didn't buy the NAS drive, lol

I was wrong on that quote. It is still better to have a normal drive though as you want it to be fast probably.

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