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I want to buy one external drive 8TB for BACKUPS, which to buy?

because i want to buy one external drive 8TB for backups which to buy?>? also if i will buy one internal hardisk 8TB and to make it as external drive 8TB will it be better against one external drive 8TB by it shelf??


what is the difference between https://www.amazon.com/Book-Desktop-.../dp/B01LQQHLGC

https://www.amazon.com/Elements-Desk...dp/B07D5V2ZXD?
what kind of drives have these 2 external harddrives??

any suggestions?

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No split the odds with a couple 4tb or 4-2tb
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No split the odds with a couple 4tb or 4-2tb
Never want all your cookies in one basket.


if i will buy one internal hardisk 8TB and to make it as external drive 8TB will it be better against one external drive 8TB by it shelf??

you didnt tell me my friend ( what is the difference between https://www.amazon.com/Book-Desktop-.../dp/B01LQQHLGC

https://www.amazon.com/Elements-Desk...dp/B07D5V2ZXD?))
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Hi,
You really don't need a device like those
Just a simple external enclosure and add your own hard drives in it.

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Those WD Ultrastar's look really appealing.

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Quote: Originally Posted by Deceived View Post
Those WD Ultrastar's look really appealing.
which internal are you suggested me to buy for to make it work as external drive?

https://shop.westerndigital.com/el-g...hdd#WD6003FFBX red nas pro 8TB


https://www.amazon.com/Western-Digit.../dp/B07H4PR6HN Western Digital 8TB Ultrastar DC HC320


https://www.scan.co.uk/products/10tb...-512e-416ms-nc Seagate 10TB Exos X10 3.5" SATA Enterprise HDD/Hard Drive

also can you suggested me one very good external enclosure which suports 8-10 TB??

also which are the advantages and disavantages of making one internal drive to work as external drive?? is it better against one external drive like WD 8TB My Book Desktop External Hard Drive,, WD 8TB elements>?>

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Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi,
No split the odds with a couple 4tb or 4-2tb
Never want all your cookies in one basket.
Actually, having "all your cookies in one basket" is not a problem as long as you have another backup. Assuming the OP will be backing up 8TB of data (either now or eventually), if he splits all his data between two 4TB backup drives and one backup drive becomes infected with malware, becomes corrupted, or just fails, he will lose half his data. While losing half of one's data is better than losing all of it, there is no reason to lose any of it.

A better choice would be to have two 8TB external backup drives, one kept onsite and the other one kept offsite. That way, if something happens to one backup drive, he will still have the other one to fall back on. If two 8TB backup drives is not in the budget right now, one 8TB backup drive will do for now until he can afford the second one.

The things to keep in mind include any drive is subject to failure at any time, no matter it's age or price, and that data loss isn't always caused by drive failure. Viruses and other malware (such as ransomware), fire, theft, flood, user error (such as accidental deletion), etc. can all cause data loss. The only way to protect against those is to have at least three separate copies of your data, such as on the computer, on an onsite backup drive, and on an offsite backup drive.

I prefer using internal type drives in an external dock or a hot swap bay in the computer for backup drives because internal type drives usually are better quality than external type drives (manufactures usually assume that external drives will not run as much as internal drives and, thus, feel using a lower quality drive in an external drive is justifiable). Also, when you have multiple external backups, you will need only one dock with its own PSU (or no PSUs if you use an internally mounted hot swap bay) instead of multiple enclosures and PSUs.

Someone else will have to recommend which HDDs to buy since I switched over to using all SSDs a few years ago and a lot of changes have happened with HDDs since then.

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Actually, having "all your cookies in one basket" is not a problem as long as you have another backup. Assuming the OP will be backing up 8TB of data (either now or eventually), if he splits all his data between two 4TB backup drives and one backup drive becomes infected with malware, becomes corrupted, or just fails, he will lose half his data. While losing half of one's data is better than losing all of it, there is no reason to lose any of it.

A better choice would be to have two 8TB external backup drives, one kept onsite and the other one kept offsite. That way, if something happens to one backup drive, he will still have the other one to fall back on. If two 8TB backup drives is not in the budget right now, one 8TB backup drive will do for now until he can afford the second one.

The things to keep in mind include any drive is subject to failure at any time, no matter it's age or price, and that data loss isn't always caused by drive failure. Viruses and other malware (such as ransomware), fire, theft, flood, user error (such as accidental deletion), etc. can all cause data loss. The only way to protect against those is to have at least three separate copies of your data, such as on the computer, on an onsite backup drive, and on an offsite backup drive.

I prefer using internal type drives in an external dock or a hot swap bay in the computer for backup drives because internal type drives usually are better quality than external type drives (manufactures usually assume that external drives will not run as much as internal drives and, thus, feel using a lower quality drive in an external drive is justifiable). Also, when you have multiple external backups, you will need only one dock with its own PSU (or no PSUs if you use an internally mounted hot swap bay) instead of multiple enclosures and PSUs.

Someone else will have to recommend which HDDs to buy since I switched over to using all SSDs a few years ago and a lot of changes have happened with HDDs since then.


which internal hardisk are you suggested me to buy for to make it work as external drive?

https://shop.westerndigital.com/el-g...hdd#WD6003FFBX red nas pro 8TB


https://www.amazon.com/Western-Digit.../dp/B07H4PR6HN Western Digital 8TB Ultrastar DC HC320


https://www.scan.co.uk/products/10tb...-512e-416ms-nc Seagate 10TB Exos X10 3.5" SATA Enterprise HDD/Hard Drive

also can you suggested me one very good external enclosure which suports 8-10 TB?
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which internal hardisk are you suggested me to buy for to make it work as external drive?

https://shop.westerndigital.com/el-g...hdd#WD6003FFBX red nas pro 8TB


https://www.amazon.com/Western-Digit.../dp/B07H4PR6HN Western Digital 8TB Ultrastar DC HC320


https://www.scan.co.uk/products/10tb...-512e-416ms-nc Seagate 10TB Exos X10 3.5" SATA Enterprise HDD/Hard Drive

also can you suggested me one very good external enclosure which suports 8-10 TB?
Again, I cannot suggest which HDD to buy because I haven't used one in a few years so I haven't kept up with which ones are better. Also, two of your links are broken.

When choosing a dock or an enclosure (I prefer a dock since you can use more than one drive with it whereas each backup drive would need its own enclosure), just go by reviews for it and how it will fit in your set up. I personally prefer an internal type hot swap bay to reduce clutter around the computer but that's not always practical for everyone.

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