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maxtor external HD

Discussion in 'Recording' started by drumist69, Apr 2, 2005.

  1. drumist69

    drumist69 Active Member

    I'm looking at picking up a Maxtor 80GB external USB 2 HD for backing up my song files. Its 7200 RPM, so you know. Does anyone know of any stabilty issues with these or other similar external drives? I'm just sick of having a bunch of CD-R's floating around, and am concerned about CD-R stability. Would the Maxtor be a good alternative for long term storage?
  2. Big_D

    Big_D Well-Known Member

    Sure it's a great choice. Backing up your files to an external drive is always a good idea and your concerns over CDR longevity are well founded. Some CDR media has been found to be unreadable after only 3 years, others have lasted much longer but still it is not the long term storage medium we had all hoped for. At this point in time HDD's are your best option and removeable drives are best for backing up data because they can be stored off site. If backup time is not an issue then the USB is fine but if it is 1394 might be better. Whichever you choose it's a smart move, backing up is something everyone should do and so few do.
  3. drumist69

    drumist69 Active Member


    thanks for the prompt reply, big-D! peace! I've got my next question coming soon to this post! lol!

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