External Hard Drive Recommendations

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Ho72
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Re: External Hard Drive Recommendations

Sean Nelson wrote:

I'm in 100% agreement with Richard Jone's post above (post #2), but would add that if you have data that's solely on a bare external drive then it's worth having two drive docks to facilitate backing up the data from one external drive to another.

One note re docks and drives: not all connectors are created equal. Some have a relatively low rated number of connections (mating cycles) ranging from thousands (certain USB types) down to as low as 50 for some SATA variants. 50 may seem to be a quite low number (and it is) but the mating cycle rating specifically relates to contact resistance. People usually get many more cycles out of their connectors. Still, all else being equal, go for the higher rating when you can.

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