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eheathYou probably want a hard drive thats portable, doesn't need to plug into the wall, and thunderbolt is great but I'd go with USB 3.0 to keep it universal.
I have this drive, I love it
I've used this drive before, liked it
"rugged" drives that are also decent. but 5400 rpm drive is a disappointment
Overall, something with usb 3.0, 7200 rpm drive and about $90-100 is what you're looking at for 1tb. Feel free to ask any questions, i can probably help ya out.
Wheaty214How long have you had the G-Drive? I have one and it's starting to shit out on me, might be the connection cord though, as it randomly "unplugs" from my Mac.
GORILLAWALLACEseagate can't be trusted.
I had a 2tb drive that just stopped working after 8 months. didn't drop it or anything, it was fine one day and clicking the next.
.lenconI just ordered one a few days ago.
what are some tips to keep it in working order?
eheathDon't drop it or get it wet (normal electronic stuff), don't move it while its in use, keep it packed inside a tshirt or something if you travel with it.
.lenconI did get one thats shock proof but yeah I don't plan on dropping it. I did not know that i couldn't move it while in use though.
T-Nutcrackerhonestly fuck them.
twice in my lifetime i bought a good quality drive to store my old files.
after about 2-4 years storage in a safe place, both broke and all my data was lost.
go for cloud storage, hard drives is so 2005