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EXTERNAL HARD DRIVE

Dec 15, 2017 3:43PM PST

I was just told that the hard drive on my laptop is starting to go bad. Does anyone have a recommendation for a good, inexpensive external hard drive?? Also I don't know how much memory to buy...1 T or 2 T. Thanks in advance...

PS, I am not at all tech savvy, so it would have to be something very easy to use.

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Addendum
Dec 15, 2017 3:45PM PST

Also I'm running windows 10 if that makes any difference.

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1 or 2?
Dec 15, 2017 3:47PM PST

Both cost nearly the same here. All of them are the same to use so I can't tell you that WD is easier to use than Seagate. These are just drives. You use them just like another drive.

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Hdd
Dec 15, 2017 8:54PM PST

Hdd is starting to go bad.

Are you talking about the laptop internal hdd or some external hdd?

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Ext. Hard drive
Dec 16, 2017 8:22AM PST

Most if not all external HDs are USB now and most are plug and play. All you need is an open USB port and the setup should be easy. Just follow the manufacturers instruction sheet. Most have what is called an easy install sheet. As far as 1 or 2 T, if you tend to keep a lot of info on your computer get the 2T drive if you are just an ordinary user, you could probably get away with the 1T drive. I was wondering why you just don't replace the internal drive? You can put your files on a USB stick and save them and reload them on your new internal drive or just do a clean install and start over. JMHO. Lew