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fourteen85 | 10:23 Fri 24th Sep 2021 | Technology
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Good morning, I am looking to buy one to back up my lap top, is there any particular make that are better than others? any recommendations? An IT chap who I used to work with recommended the following, WD 4 TB Elements Portable External Hard Drive, shall i take his advice? thanks for any suggestions, it will be for storing mainly photos , music and home accounts

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I use WD Network Assess Storage but I wouldn't hesitate to buy a WD external hard drive, a NAS just suits me better.
A good alternative is Seagate.
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Ok , Thanks Barry
4TB is an enormous drive; do you really need one so big?

Have a look at https://www.ebuyer.com ; they have a wide range of hard drives with users' comments, so worth a look even if you don't buy from there.
Don't be tempted to get an SSD just for backups; they're very quick but not worth the extra expense just for backups.
I have hard drives made by WD, Toshiba, Lacie and Seagate and not noticed any significant difference between them.
This website is run by the same company that publishes Computer Active and PC Pro magazines (and uses common product evaluation methods). I'm always happy to pass on their recommendations:
https://www.expertreviews.co.uk/storage/1405456/best-external-hard-drive-the-best-portable-and-desktop-drives
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Thanks for all your comments and suggestions, Yes i did think the capacity on the one recommended to me was a touch on the large side, i will not need one as big as that i am sure

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