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Started Mar 26, 2013 | Discussions thread
PHXAZCRAIG Forum Pro • Posts: 14,062
Re: Beware the USB backup drive

Of course it's anecdotal, but I'm not at all convinced the same drives go into those USB backups.

If anything, they run cooler than the drives I have in my PC (there are 5 of them in there - some get pretty warm).

I've got almost a 100% failure rate on the external drives - 4 out of the first 5, plus at least two of the small ones built around laptop drives for portable storage.  (I bring one on trips, and keep it in the camera backpack.  It's only used on trips to back up images from a laptop.)  Still have one of the small ones working, though I haven't checked it in a few weeks.

I have no faith in them at all once they hit about a year old.

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