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Posted 08 March 2013 - 11:54 AM

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I recently bought a external hard disk
backup plus seagate 3T

after 2 weeks
it die on me and cannot be read because it is now RAW
had to go to a data recovery centre

the questions are:

1. are there any reliable reports on the most reliable hard disk for consumers (not talking about hard disk to be used in NASA space craft)
2. if yes what brand - Lacie
3. backup sounded a bit ridiculous, used a backup drive to backup another backup drive
4. most company writes life span of 5years but warranty only 3years
5. backup with DVD - any issues, backward compatibility

thanks

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 12:12 PM

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Too much costs cutting, even flash drive also got problem. Nothing is safe.

Yup, sounds funny - use external drive as backup and still need more backups for backup should the external drive fails. rolleyes.gif

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 12:28 PM

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I recently bought a external hard disk
backup plus seagate 3T

after 2 weeks
it die on me and cannot be read because it is now RAW
had to go to a data recovery centre

the questions are:

1. are there any reliable reports on the most reliable hard disk for consumers (not talking about hard disk to be used in NASA space craft)
2. if yes what brand - Lacie
3. backup sounded a bit ridiculous, used a backup drive to backup another backup drive
4. most company writes life span of 5years but warranty only 3years
5. backup with DVD - any issues, backward compatibility

thanks

nope the answers provided will be useful for others too


duno what you are talking about?

go try and get enterprise grade hdd

Edited by Fireball0088, 08 March 2013 - 12:29 PM.

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 12:30 PM

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I recently bought a external hard disk
backup plus seagate 3T

after 2 weeks
it die on me and cannot be read because it is now RAW
had to go to a data recovery centre

the questions are:

1. are there any reliable reports on the most reliable hard disk for consumers (not talking about hard disk to be used in NASA space craft)
2. if yes what brand - Lacie
3. backup sounded a bit ridiculous, used a backup drive to backup another backup drive
4. most company writes life span of 5years but warranty only 3years
5. backup with DVD - any issues, backward compatibility

thanks

nope the answers provided will be useful for others too


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Posted 08 March 2013 - 12:33 PM

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I have several backups for the most important documents ie dropbox / google drive / skydrive / 2 hard drives and thumb drives. Difficult to keep in mind which one is most updated though!

I was thinking about SSD but very expensive.

Edited by Mcscot, 08 March 2013 - 12:34 PM.


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Posted 08 March 2013 - 12:44 PM

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I have several backups for the most important documents ie dropbox / google drive / skydrive / 2 hard drives and thumb drives. Difficult to keep in mind which one is most updated though!

I was thinking about SSD but very expensive.


SSD crash very hard to recover data.
I prefer to store still on traditional HDD.

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 12:52 PM

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Hi need your adv can dropbox be add to online sales website so that customers can access all the product flyers and instruction manuals.
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Posted 08 March 2013 - 01:09 PM

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Hi need your adv can dropbox be add to online sales website so that customers can access all the product flyers and instruction manuals.


just upload to your personal dropbox account and click on the metal chain icon to get the link so you can copy and paste the link for people to download pronto.

Do not share because sharing in Dropbox terms mean that the user can upload to your folder and possibly modify your documents and push it to the folder.


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Posted 08 March 2013 - 02:00 PM

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Thanks for the adv. My biggest fear is "customers" start uploading modified info and others and I will be in deep s--t.
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Posted 08 March 2013 - 02:14 PM

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Thanks for the adv. My biggest fear is "customers" start uploading modified info and others and I will be in deep s--t.


your concern is valid. so just copy the link and paste on your website. don't share any folders in drop box. that feature is meant more for cloud collaboration.
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Posted 08 March 2013 - 02:14 PM

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i also wanna check...

which brand of Ext HDD has an ethernet port?

i have an NAS but it sucks. now i just want an ext HDD with eth port

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 02:32 PM

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 02:34 PM

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Too much costs cutting, even flash drive also got problem. Nothing is safe.

Yup, sounds funny - use external drive as backup and still need more backups for backup should the external drive fails. rolleyes.gif

Like this must backup how many copies? blink.gif

Anyway, no matter external hard disk or thumbdrive, nothing is safe. I have one thumbdrive, some photos inside just suddenly disappeared! confused.gif
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Posted 08 March 2013 - 02:36 PM

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try GTECH drives. Expensive wor.

can get from Convergent booth at IT show

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 03:55 PM

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I recently bought a external hard disk
backup plus seagate 3T

after 2 weeks
it die on me and cannot be read because it is now RAW
had to go to a data recovery centre

the questions are:

1. are there any reliable reports on the most reliable hard disk for consumers (not talking about hard disk to be used in NASA space craft)
2. if yes what brand - Lacie
3. backup sounded a bit ridiculous, used a backup drive to backup another backup drive
4. most company writes life span of 5years but warranty only 3years
5. backup with DVD - any issues, backward compatibility

thanks

nope the answers provided will be useful for others too


Never use external HDD to back up your data. Use DVD instead. External HDD is not reliable at all cos many things can fail especially the USB cable. I don't use external HDD anymore. Only use DVD. Make 2 copies instead of 1 and you won't lose your data. Please bear in mind that you'll have to replace the DVD every 10 years to avoid DVD failure.

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 04:00 PM

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Never use external HDD to back up your data. Use DVD instead. External HDD is not reliable at all cos many things can fail especially the USB cable. I don't use external HDD anymore. Only use DVD. Make 2 copies instead of 1 and you won't lose your data. Please bear in mind that you'll have to replace the DVD every 10 years to avoid DVD failure.


My experience with DVD-+R is that by two year, there are degradation in the readability. Some by 3rd or 4th year, some files can't be read. The dye in the DVD-+R are not durable.

For me I think I'll get a NAS and set up RAID 1, and + back up the NAS for very important photos.

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 04:04 PM

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Never use external HDD to back up your data. Use DVD instead. External HDD is not reliable at all cos many things can fail especially the USB cable. I don't use external HDD anymore. Only use DVD. Make 2 copies instead of 1 and you won't lose your data. Please bear in mind that you'll have to replace the DVD every 10 years to avoid DVD failure.


tape drive leh?

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 04:13 PM

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My experience with DVD-+R is that by two year, there are degradation in the readability. Some by 3rd or 4th year, some files can't be read. The dye in the DVD-+R are not durable.

For me I think I'll get a NAS and set up RAID 1, and + back up the NAS for very important photos.


Yup. But hopefully cloud storage will have increased in size by then.
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Posted 08 March 2013 - 04:16 PM

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Never use external HDD to back up your data. Use DVD instead. External HDD is not reliable at all cos many things can fail especially the USB cable. I don't use external HDD anymore. Only use DVD. Make 2 copies instead of 1 and you won't lose your data. Please bear in mind that you'll have to replace the DVD every 10 years to avoid DVD failure.


Why not blu-ray? It's highly scratch resistant compared to dvd.

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 04:44 PM

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Why not blu-ray? It's highly scratch resistant compared to dvd.


I also consider cost when i do back up. I read that those gold coated disc would be able to last 30 years but not sure true or not. Ordinary DVD should be able to last 10 years but will depend on the climatic condition. If you live near the sea, I can only say bad luck...hee hee hee.




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