External HDD backup drives

Started Mar 21, 2014 | Discussions thread
Jacques Cornell
Jacques Cornell Veteran Member • Posts: 9,092
Redundancy, not brand choice

mike in london wrote:

What is currently the best USB 3 or TB2 external HDD that is rock solid, very reliable and pro spec?


I've seen hard drives of every major brand fail over the past 14 years in my work as a photo assistant, digital consultant, and digital photographer. The lesson I take from this is that real reliability comes from redundancy, not brand choice.

I like LaCie for their features, design, price, perceived build quality, and performance. But, I have no illusions they're disaster-proof. I keep three copies of everything onsite and another offsite.

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