If you read this forum the one thing you learn is these are not "storage." The truth is these make a fine "second copy" but if you value your stuff you know to not have the last copy on any external HDD.
Almost all with a rare exception is plug and play.
I want to purchase an external HD; would like about 500 GB and want it to be a simple plug and play, USB 2.0. I don't want anything that has compability issues that have to be dealt with.
I will use it to back up my HD and also for other storage. There are so many brands out there and I don't know which one to pick. I presently have a 320GB Iomega which I purchased several years ago. I can't seem to find one exactly like it or I'd of probably just ordered it. This one has given me no problems, but I don't have it on unless I am using it.
Since I plan on buying backup software (looking into Casper) I will have to have the hard drives on because I want to back up to both. I hope I am making sense. Would appreciate advice.
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