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What do you use to backup files?

IronPhoenix

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I just got myself a Samsung T7 portable SSD (1 TB) for the express purpose of backing up all my audio/video files (...and relieving my PC's hard drive of some memory space). Anyone here used anything like that? If so, what are your impressions/opinions of how good they are?

Thanks!
 

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I used to use Western Digital 2TB passports, and then started using slimmer Seagate 2tb drives. I found I had a couple of failures with WD, so now I am firmly in the seagate camp using 2TB, 4TB and most recently 5TB drives.....

I now store everything TWICE, in mixed fashion in case I get another failed drive....

I think you will fill the 1TB quite quickly....
 

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I store my files on my USB flash drives. Not saying it's the most effective backup method, but it's the most affordable!
 

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Per unit it’s certainly affordable but per GB the sweet spot per GB Is a 2tb slim seagate… on average about 5/6 times less per GB
 

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Be careful what USB stick you are using. They started making them to be replaced a lot sooner. I have some 4 GB USB sticks (USB 2.0) that are still working. USB HDDs are a different breed and depend on the manufacturer. Indeed the 2 TB Seagate Slims still provide some of the best bang for buck.
 

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Be careful what USB stick you are using. They started making them to be replaced a lot sooner. I have some 4 GB USB sticks (USB 2.0) that are still working. USB HDDs are a different breed and depend on the manufacturer. Indeed the 2 TB Seagate Slims still provide some of the best bang for buck.
Agree on those SLIM SEAGATES...But a warning...I have just had 3 WD 4TB passports with the newer USB port fail in 6 months...all were replaced and refunded by Amazon, but they just fritz...it starts with CLICKING...you then have a few hours to pull the data off. The other tell-tale issue is that they refuse to copy or cut files or delete files...BE WARNED...

These are problematic in my experience
 

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Be careful what USB stick you are using. They started making them to be replaced a lot sooner. I have some 4 GB USB sticks (USB 2.0) that are still working. USB HDDs are a different breed and depend on the manufacturer. Indeed the 2 TB Seagate Slims still provide some of the best bang for buck.

Indeed! Most of my USB drives are Lexar for this reason, because they're usually more reliable than most, although I always have to convert fat32 to NTFS in order for the drive to take larger files.
 
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