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Hey guys, my dad wants me to back all his data up for him. It's really not that much. Less than 500gb will be fine. I'm a but wary of external drives and their failure rate and was thinking of going internal for him. What my best bet for reliability?
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Most internals are pretty much all the same. A 5400rpm one would be really good for a backup, though. I like the WD Caviar's and the seagate barracudas.
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post #3 of 5
640GB drive: Newegg

1TB drive: Newegg

2TB drive: Newegg

Pick one.
I recommend 640GB because you said at OP less than 500GB is fine, so that's a precaution only.
Other than that, maybe you can use the rest of the space
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Thanks guys
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Samsung F3 500gb for back-up reliability.
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