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Discussion in 'CD-R(W) Media' started by faithzzzz, Mar 25, 2005.

  1. faithzzzz

    faithzzzz Member

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    I have around 4 gigs of programs,games,ebooks,ect
    on my cd disks,but,I want something easier to use.
    any ideas on a exteral hard drives that is not too
    expensive? I want something that I can use as drag
    and drop,just like a floppy drive,but with a bigger
    storage like 10 or 20 gigs for long time storage.I
    have one flash jump drive,but i heard its loses data
    aftr a few month,so I dont need that,I need something
    relable that can storage all my program for at least
    5-10 years without programs of losing my programs.
     
  2. venomX05

    venomX05 Regular member

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    Hey faithzzzz,

    I got myself an external HD. It is a Western Digital 80Gig HD. It definately serves it's purpose. My advice would be to go to either Staples, Circuit City, or some other electronics place and check out their clearance table. You will be surprised at what they have as far as cheap drives to buy that our price cut.

    Hope this info helps you!

    ;)
     
  3. philipman

    philipman Regular member

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    yeah a external HD would be the way to go, or make a couple data dvds.
     
  4. bilbo65

    bilbo65 Regular member

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    Even these have a failure rate. "There's no free lunch..."
     
  5. venomX05

    venomX05 Regular member

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    Very true...plus have to make sure that nothing falls or gets in it. Because that would just suck!
     
  6. faithzzzz

    faithzzzz Member

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    so a external hard drive would be wise for long
    storage? i know they have jump drives,but i heard
    they lose data after a few months,I dont need that.
     
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    Correct. It would be a viable option.
     
  8. ddp

    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    but still have info on cd so if you lose 1 you still have the other as backup
     

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