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#1 dlf

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Posted 20 October 2013 - 01:28

I am seeking a replacement external hard drive that (according to CrystalDisk Info) has 4 bad sectors.

 

At lest 1.5 TB (although 2 TB may be better)

Should use:

  • USB 2.0 (or 3.0)
  • Or Firewire (incase all my other USB ports are taken)
  • Or eSata (that should be the fastest, yes?)

peas and tanks you (please and thank you)




#2 Mindovermaster

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Posted 20 October 2013 - 02:32

Any reason you need external? About the fastest write speeds you get through straight SATA.

 

But I'd recommend anything from WD.



#3 ShockD

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Posted 20 October 2013 - 10:12

WD and Seagate are a good choice.

 

Of course SSDs are a better but expensive alternative.



#4 Mindovermaster

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Posted 20 October 2013 - 12:52

For OS use, yes. Only for storage, no.



#5 OP dlf

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Posted 20 October 2013 - 17:09

I have a SSD, although having a larger and faster one for the OS could probably be useful I need storage because one of my drives has bad sectors, what was on the drive is now on the 2 TB mechanical drive in this along with the other externals.   I'm thinking one these in a 2 or 3 TB variety. If one of my other externals goes I need some place to keep the data that's on that, don't I?

  1. http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822136749
  2. http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822178110
  3. http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822178117
  4. http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822236138


#6 Mindovermaster

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Posted 20 October 2013 - 19:03

All of those are fine. Just look at write/read speeds, and what other people are saying about it. Look at professional reviews, not just newegg.