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8TB Hard Drive

Post by xxxraichxxx » Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:50 am

I am looking to buy a 8TB hard drive to back up all my photos and videos off my phones & laptop as I am running out of space on everything!

Anyway, I cant find one with over 80% 'good' reviews... I am worried it will break and ill lose all my photos SO i have decided i will buy 2 of which ever one I pick.

I have narrowed it down to Seagate or WD so can anyone recommend a reliable model that you are using?

I am currently looking at -

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Seagate-Expans?tag=imutual-21 ... 176&sr=1-1


https://www.ebuyer.com/758910-western-d ... 80hbk-eesn

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Re: 8TB Hard Drive

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Re: 8TB Hard Drive

Post by AAAlphaThunder » Thu Jun 20, 2019 4:24 pm

Cheaper option:

1. Buy the better of the two.
2. Backup to BluRay.
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Re: 8TB Hard Drive

Post by timco » Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:28 pm

I currently back up my photos locally on 3 hard drives 2 5TB Seagates and an old laptop drive in a caddy I also back-up online. My downloaded video's and music are stored on a Seagate 8TB unit.

After years of buying these things my advice is don't trust the bloody things they always go wrong and mainly without any warning or apparent reason. I have lost 2 of the damn things in the past my 2TB nas drive (WD) went wrong in weeks of buying it but this was replaced under guarantee... guarantees however long do not replace lost data.

If it matters that the data is not lost use 2 or 3 or as many as you like and buy online storage too.
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Re: 8TB Hard Drive

Post by pabenny » Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:53 pm

Cloud storage? Unlikely to get that much for free but it's not hugely expensive to rent more.

A substantial provider like amazon or Microsoft is unlikely to go under or withdraw your storage unexpectedly.
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Re: 8TB Hard Drive

Post by sanity clause » Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:07 pm

I don't trust cloud storage, myself.

I save my photos to a NAS in RAID1 configuration. 2x 3TB HDDs which are written to simultaneously.

One mirrors the other, so if one disk fails suddenly, the other is still good.
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Re: 8TB Hard Drive

Post by Chadwick » Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:30 pm

sanity clause wrote:
Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:07 pm
I don't trust cloud storage, myself.

I save my photos to a NAS in RAID1 configuration. 2x 3TB HDDs which are written to simultaneously.

One mirrors the other, so if one disk fails suddenly, the other is still good.
Cloud storage is probably more reliable than any hard drive.
Your home drive can still fail, be stolen, or burnt.
The cloud drive is protected from all of that.

My employer is gradually getting rid of all their locally-hosted IT and putting it all in the cloud for this reason.

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Re: 8TB Hard Drive

Post by xxxraichxxx » Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:58 pm

Thats what Im worried about, I take way too many photos and videos of Leo but I would be devastated if I lost any of them so I need to be double sure.

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Re: 8TB Hard Drive

Post by Constantine » Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:24 pm

xxxraichxxx wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:50 am
I am looking to buy a 8TB hard drive to back up all my photos and videos off my phones & laptop as I am running out of space on everything!

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I can remember, back in the 1980s, making the business case to buy some of these new-fangled IBM PCs, so us accountants could run Lotus 123. They had 20mb hard drives. It'll take you a long time to fill that up, said the IT director.

Crumbs, 8tb. :)

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Re: 8TB Hard Drive

Post by timco » Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:29 pm

Constantine wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:24 pm
xxxraichxxx wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:50 am
I am looking to buy a 8TB hard drive to back up all my photos and videos off my phones & laptop as I am running out of space on everything!

....
I can remember, back in the 1980s, making the business case to buy some of these new-fangled IBM PCs, so us accountants could run Lotus 123. They had 20mb hard drives. It'll take you a long time to fill that up, said the IT director.

Crumbs, 8tb. :)
My first PC had 16 mb ram and 1gb hard drive now a days you can get 256gb on a card the size of my little finger nail.

When I bought my first SLR digital camera I bought a 156mb card to go with it cost me £500 and was the largest available at the time.

How times move on get bigger and cheaper.

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