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Old 12-21-2010, 04:46 PM   #1
 
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Default Portable HDD or regular?

I need a backup drive for my home movies, they are in hd and take up quite some space and I don't want to compress them to lose quality, so what do you recommend a portable hard drive or a regular one?
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Old 12-21-2010, 06:08 PM   #2
 
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I'd recommend a regular one, that's what I use. A 1 terabyte drive shouldn't run you more than 100$ and you can store thousands of hours of video on that. If you do decide on a portable drive, they'll cause you more headaches than they're worth in my opinion.
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If you aren't going to be taking it out and using it in laptops, I would go for a regular hard disk. They have more life as well because they are inside the machine, you will thank yourself for it in the future.
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I'd go with a portable one, if it's only for your home videos than you won't be using it very much so it doesn't have to be subjected to the usual wear and tear standard that regular hdd's do. Plus if you want to show of your home movies to your friends you don't have to take apart your PC to take your videos with you.
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If you don't have a laptop stay away from portable drives, unless you like paying more for less. Also you can buy a HDD protecting cover for about 5 bucks and I guarantee it will be more solid than most external HDD's protective covers.
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I'd have to agree with the majority of people here in saying that you should chose a regular HDD, for nothing else than the speed. Transferring HD movies over an usb 2.0 input will make you regret ever going portable.
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being a computer guy myself i would suggest a true HDD, now a days yo can find a high storage high speed HDD with several connector options be it eSata or usb3.0, i just picked up a 2tb wd.. its pretty amazing pretty damn fast for what it is, but sadly cause i use it with my outdated laptop its only usb2.0..
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