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Good external HDD for backing up data?

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My parents want a hdd to back up their stuff, I would say they don't really need anything over 80gb. The speed doesn't really matter (5400rpm would be fine) but it needs to be a reliable drive as it's being used to back up data.
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I'd probably say go with a western digital. Whether you buy a prebuilt setup, or get a Rosewill Enclosure such as this and some Green or Blue line of WD hard drive in it.

I think they're selling 160GB WD green drives for like 30 bucks now.
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I've been using Western Digital Elements external drives for the past few years. First 2tb I purchased a few years ago is still going strong, never gave me any issues. Can get a 2tb for about $90, or 3tb for $120.

Their support is pretty decent too (I own about 14 of these drives), returned one of them due to a specific problem with that model well after the warranty, they didn't give me any trouble about it, and replaced the 2tb USB 2.0 drive with a 3tb USB 3.0 drive.
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