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best internal HDDs for storage? (1.5TB and up)

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im shopping around for a new HDD (just for storage) and most of them have very mixed reviews. I've had a bad experience with one of my HDDs failing and lost all my data (1TB worth) so having an HDD fail is my biggest fear. Is spending the extra money for a WD Black worth it just for storage? or would i be ok with cheaper options?
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If your biggest fear is drive failure, you're always going to be scurred because drives will always fail.

If you fear drive failure because of the cost of replacing, then get a drive like the WD Black which has a warranty that is almost double what most drives have.

If you fear drive failure because of possible data loss, then you need to worry about getting some sort of back up solution before you even start worrying about which drive to buy. Assume it will break, and plan from there......the drive choice here is not as important as making sure your backup routine is up to snuff, depending on the value of your data.
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If your biggest fear is drive failure, you're always going to be scurred because drives will always fail.

If you fear drive failure because of the cost of replacing, then get a drive like the WD Black which has a warranty that is almost double what most drives have.

If you fear drive failure because of possible data loss, then you need to worry about getting some sort of back up solution before you even start worrying about which drive to buy. Assume it will break, and plan from there......the drive choice here is not as important as making sure your backup routine is up to snuff, depending on the value of your data.

what are some good backup options? i know very little...
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simple solution is to have 2 drives. one for storage and one for your back up. external back up's say using an external drive is i good idea as you can back up then remove the drive and keep it safe.
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How important is your data? How much are you willing to spend to make sure you don't lose it? What kind of data and how much data will need to be backed up?
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