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Best 1TB hard drive for data and image backups

Discussion in 'Storage Drives' started by Sunbed, 26 Apr 2010.

  1. Sunbed

    Mobster

    Joined: 29 Mar 2007

    Posts: 4,070

    Location: Manchester

    Hi folks,

    Is the Samsung F3 still a favourite? I need this drive for media and backing up regularly using Acronis. Any preference?

    Thanks
     
  2. aowc02

    Gangster

    Joined: 13 Aug 2009

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    Location: Princes Risborough

  3. Devrij

    Capodecina

    Joined: 23 Jul 2009

    Posts: 13,701

    Location: Bath

    I'm still happy with my F3 for what it's worth, but it could be worth going for a green series as posted above if you don't run apps off it. However, if you have the spare change then a faster drive will speed up those acronis transfers.
     
  4. mrfun1981

    Gangster

    Joined: 4 Feb 2009

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    Location: Birmingham

    Iv got a F3 & think its great, but as the post above side if you are not running app's on there it might be worth getting a Green drive & saving on the power you use
     
  5. aowc02

    Gangster

    Joined: 13 Aug 2009

    Posts: 262

    Location: Princes Risborough

    If you are looking for more performance, id also give Western digital's other brands / series a look.

    The black for instance is a great high performance drive :)
     
  6. apocgohan

    Associate

    Joined: 26 Mar 2010

    Posts: 32

    i'd also rate the WD caviar black, brilliant for combining quality and storage.
     
  7. oli356

    Soldato

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    Location: Reading

    F3 or the WD one would be fine!
    :)
     
  8. Sunbed

    Mobster

    Joined: 29 Mar 2007

    Posts: 4,070

    Location: Manchester

    Thanks guys. Will prob go for F3 or WD green. Most likely Samsung, as I have owned WD, Seagate and Hitachi HDDs - time to try something new :)
     
  9. Reldar

    Gangster

    Joined: 6 Feb 2010

    Posts: 354

    I would personally choose WD Green. Uses less power and runs cooler.
    If you're only storing media and backing up there isn't much point of picking a higher performance drive.
     
  10. Simon42

    Hitman

    Joined: 11 Dec 2006

    Posts: 730

    Another vote for the WD Green - the latest advanced format ones have very impressive speed for a 'green' drive.