Originally Posted by Kyu
the access times from a blue or green to a black is not that big of a difference, I personally use WD 3TB Greens for my storage.
I wouldn't want to use blacks for storage and backups, I'd go with greens or blues and if it's important files that has to do with financial history I would def recommend Raid 1
The buffer cache is about the same as blacks now a days on power saving drives, the difference is the spin rates I believe.
Unless technology has changed on HD's now.. general rule is faster the mechanical spins the shorter life span.
It'll be painful if files are lost and IRS comes around,
external Storage is ok, I dont like it but that's just my personal preference.
I do how ever use external, Drobo 15TB All WD Greens wireless for home storage, everything in my apartment is connected to it, the blu-ray / living room tv / bedroom tv / my pc, mrs.pc / x3 laptops lol.
It's a easier solution for sharing storage.
For personal don't find it convenient for it's cost.
He won't need more than 4GB for web browsing but i think others were suggesting it because it'll just leave him room to not worry about the future.
if he's staying on 32-bit and he should..
I'd personally just stay with 4GB 1333mhz 25-30 bucks should get one you
Ok, the more i saty on here the more options come up and the more I am undecited to go about backin up his data... Ill list it as I see it so far
External back up
Pros : if pc dies, virus, water falls on it or what ever the external if no thooked up is safe
Cons: more clustrer laying around, if not hooked up all the time the risk is too high for forgetting to do backups
Pros: you always have a back up, you set it up and dont ever have to worry about it
Cons: you can still get a virus as it copies everything
Pros: external backup set up to back up on schedule (am I right, thats what I understood) its there but its not cluster laying around the pc. in case pc crashes it stays safe. if someone steels pc you still have everything.
Cons: Cost ... what is your idea?
Pros: super safe, seems like a good choice for many (im not on that boat, i prefer having my data on me not in other peoples hands)
Cons: cost, company could get hacked/bankrupt etc...
so what Im guessing the best would be NAS (that is what you have I believe, am I right?) I will talk to pops and see what he thinks about it... Im also waiting to hear all of your guyses opinion... Thanks again for everyone input