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I have a p6x58d-e asus and I am looking for a internal back up drive, can someone tell me what the best of these drives for a rock solid drive?

Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000s ? Deskstar 7K3000 3TB
Western Digital AV-GP 3TB
seagate ST330005N1A1AS-RK 3TB
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can you be a little more specific? what kind of things will you be backing up? what are your requirements? are you buying these drives or do you already have them laying already.
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Well, If 3TB is a must(not much of choice..and wow expensive!) I would say which ever is cheapest. But what i would recommend if possible is buy a more popular 2TB, there are many more drives to choose from and way cheaper. Here is a rock solid 7200rpm 2TB WD(that i have actually) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136792

They also have 5400rpm 2TB's which are even cheaper, depending on how fast it want them to be.(which since its backup..speed isn't all that and a bag of chips..)
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I wouldn't call any disc-plate type drive "rock solid" as being absolutely reliable. One hard knock and it's screwed for life. Even the toshiba impact smart hard drives. Tape is the way to go for backups that are safe.
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I am using it to have a total backup of the main drive once a week or so.
I need 3tb but only have room for 1 drive. tape, is that still around?
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Sure it is... not common for most people since many backup to optical media like DVD. But the reliability of tapes can't be beaten by any media. Blu-ray burners are becoming much cheaper, and that would seem to be a viable option since the discs hold about 25GB each. I'm not ready for that yet since I would probably throw my computer out the window when a 25GB burn failed at 99% after all that waiting.
post #7 of 9
Have you considered a External HDD?

As for an internal HDD, my 1TB Caviar Black has never done me wrong and it's almost 2 years old if I'm not mistaken. (But Western Digital is MY personal preference.)

Maybe consider a Caviar Green or a Deskstar from Hitachi. (3TB solutions)

Edit - Could always do a RAID array.
 
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Here is a 3.0TB tape cartridge:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16840993035

Of course, finding an affordable tape drive is another story. They are costly. But reliability comes at a price. I don't trust hard drives as far as I can throw them
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I thought about a External HDD but I allways thought they cost more than they were worth and the drives were not the best.
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