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Old 2 May 20, 12:16 PM  
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external hard drives

I would like an external hard drive to store

Schoolwork
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I have no idea what size to get, what is a TB? what makes to get etc. Want to spend about 50.00 or thereabouts. Or am I better with a cloud system

Any advice etc would be appreciated

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We use Seagate external drives for each pc in our house. Around £50 on Amazon for 1tb (1,000 gb). That's roughly 17,000 hours of music , 130,000 books of 600 pages, 250 2 hour movies or 300,000 pictutes.
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We use Seagate external drives for each pc in our house. Around £50 on Amazon for 1tb (1,000 Gb). That's roughly 17,000 hours of music, 130,000 books of 600 pages, 250 2 hour movies or 300,000 pictures.
THANK YOU so much that is very useful information off to have a look
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Please please please donít make it the only home for your photos or important documents.

All hard drives can fail and external hard drives are more prone to fail as they get carried around / bumped / dropped etc.

They are very useful but have another copy somewhere. Ideally in the cloud.

I like google photos. You can store unlimited photos for free (reduced size but good enough) and you can set up your phone to save every photo you take automatically.
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I use WD Passport (Western Digital) around £42 at Curry's or on Amazon or WD themselves comes in several different colours & sizes so if you have more than one you an ID it by colour. Excellent little gadget and you can get a hard case for it.
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If you are going to buy an external hard drive Iíd recommend getting a SSD one they are more expensive but are a lot more reliable.
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Have you thought about cloud storage? I store everything in the cloud now. If relying on external hard drives I would buy 2 from different brands, and keep an eye of changes to file types etc.
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Originally Posted by BevS97 View Post
Please please please donít make it the only home for your photos or important documents.

All hard drives can fail and external hard drives are more prone to fail as they get carried around / bumped / dropped etc.

They are very useful but have another copy somewhere. Ideally in the cloud.

I like google photos. You can store unlimited photos for free (reduced size but good enough) and you can set up your phone to save every photo you take automatically.
Good tip

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Have you thought about cloud storage? I store everything in the cloud now. If relying on external hard drives I would buy 2 from different brands, and keep an eye of changes to file types etc.

I have, but they seem very expensive?
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I have, but they seem very expensive?
I use Amazon Photos and pay £16.99 a year. I use Apple cloud 79p a month. Microsoft Office 365 family option is £79.99 a year and gets you access to all the programmes like Excel, Word etc. I have a OneDrive through Microsoft that I donít pay for via my email account but not sure of the limit as I donít heavily use to.

Google Drive is another too.
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We use Seagate external drives for each pc in our house. Around £50 on Amazon for 1tb (1,000 gb). That's roughly 17,000 hours of music , 130,000 books of 600 pages, 250 2 hour movies or 300,000 pictutes.
Brilliant, bought last week everything transferred and only used a cats whisker of the memory. I can, when Iím home, get all my other stuff on.

Thanks for the recommendation
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