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  1. LazyStarGazer's Avatar
    They will if I wear my starbucks apron...and nothing but
    You would be our favorite bare-ista.
    05-17-11 03:17 PM
  2. LazyStarGazer's Avatar
    I've got a Western Digital My Book 3TB external HD. It connects via USB and has USB 3 capability for much better transfer rates if I ever stop being too cheap to upgrade to a newer laptop with USB 3.

    The model I have requires a power outlet though. If you need to use it in a mobile environment, you will want to get one that is powered through the USB port. The tradeoff is the USB powered ones are more compact and don't require wall power, but they're more expensive for the same amount of storage as the wall powered ones. The portable/USB powered ones are more compact than the wall powered ones.

    The automatic backup software included with it seems decent and it can automatically check/back stuff up when you plug it in/turn on.

    I hadn't considered portability. I just figured I'd leave it at home... BUT

    If I had all my music on it, I could hook it up to any computer and play/share music?


    EDIT: If I transferred all the songs from my PC hard drive to the external hard drive, it might unclog/speed up my computer a tiny bit.
    I have about 2500 songs on it now, and I'm on a downloading/burning spree lately.
    Last edited by LazyStarGazer; 05-17-11 at 03:24 PM.
    05-17-11 03:20 PM
  3. Deathcommand's Avatar
    Okay my peeps, a little advice if you have any.

    What to look for in an external hard drive?

    My PC is almost 6 years old, approaching EOL.
    I want to back up the hard drive now, BEFORE it fails. Learned that lesson with my first computer.

    Any suggestions, or are they all pretty much the same except for GBs?
    Fastest way if you aren't afraid to tinker.
    I suggest skipping the buying a hard drive part.
    If it is a computer like desktop computer, just wait till it commits suicide and buy a new desktop, Insert the old Hard drive (im assuming it is 3.5inchs) into your new computer (most now have bays to support additional hard drives) as additional space.
    05-17-11 03:59 PM
  4. LazyStarGazer's Avatar
    Fastest way if you aren't afraid to tinker.
    I suggest skipping the buying a hard drive part.
    If it is a computer like desktop computer, just wait till it commits suicide and buy a new desktop, Insert the old Hard drive (im assuming it is 3.5inchs) into your new computer (most now have bays to support additional hard drives) as additional space.
    I LIKE that suggestion...But what if it's the HD that dies?

    Or is it usually something else that goes, like the the motherboard?
    05-17-11 04:04 PM
  5. the_sandman_454's Avatar
    Its never a bad idea to have your data backed up regardless of how you do it, be it via a second hard drive, external hard drive, burn it to DVD, or other methods.

    Never know when a hard drive might die.
    05-17-11 04:08 PM
  6. Deathcommand's Avatar
    Of my 4 Hard drives that I've abused none of them have died,
    but i used to backup to DVD's from Magic iso.

    9 gigs per DVD is pretty good.
    I would still Back It up to an extenal, You will have to download software for this, Windows won't let you copy and paste the Windows Folder. I tried once.
    05-17-11 04:21 PM
  7. the_sandman_454's Avatar
    I think I've only ever had one hard drive fail, but if one ever chose to, it would be a major PITA event especially with digital photos, digital camcorder videos, etc. There's no hard copy like in the old days.
    05-17-11 04:44 PM
  8. LazyStarGazer's Avatar
    I think I'm going with portability.
    External.

    Thanks guys.
    05-17-11 07:05 PM
  9. the_sandman_454's Avatar
    Yeah, sure, you're keeping it external... That's not what we heard...
    05-17-11 07:37 PM
  10. BigBadWulf's Avatar
    External is a great way to go. I have 3 internal, two of which I use for backing up only, and both "died" at one time or another.

    Jef has become useless as a bartender. lilspork, you interested in trading in that Charbucks apron, for one with a TBL logo?
    05-17-11 07:57 PM
  11. Deathcommand's Avatar
    Yeah, sure, you're keeping it external... That's not what we heard...
    And saw..

    Oh my poor virgin eyes.
    05-17-11 08:03 PM
  12. LazyStarGazer's Avatar
    Yeah, sure, you're keeping it external... That's not what we heard...
    Sure I am. Unless it gets cold. Then I won't be so 'proud'.
    05-17-11 08:27 PM
  13. LazyStarGazer's Avatar
    External is a great way to go. I have 3 internal, two of which I use for backing up only, and both "died" at one time or another.

    Jef has become useless as a bartender. lilspork, you interested in trading in that Charbucks apron, for one with a TBL logo?
    +1 for LiLbarmaid !
    05-17-11 08:29 PM
  14. BigBadWulf's Avatar
    They grow up so fast
    05-17-11 08:34 PM
  15. ShiPanda's Avatar
    I'm glad I slept through all this nakedness in here... Y'all be crazzzzy.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    05-17-11 08:55 PM
  16. highjakker's Avatar
    did someone say "nakedness"????
    05-17-11 09:00 PM
  17. the_sandman_454's Avatar
    Was that sleep, or did someone try the pickup line "excuse me, miss, but does this rag smell like chloroform to you?"
    LazyStarGazer likes this.
    05-17-11 09:00 PM
  18. SCrid2000's Avatar
    What does chlorofoam smell liiikkk.................
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    *snort* Uh where are my pants?
    05-17-11 09:10 PM
  19. LazyStarGazer's Avatar
    Was that sleep, or did someone try the pickup line "excuse me, miss, but does this rag smell like chloroform to you?"
    Lulz!

    ..........
    05-17-11 09:16 PM
  20. LazyStarGazer's Avatar
    What does chlorofoam smell liiikkk.................
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    *snort* Uh where are my pants?
    Be glad it was your pants, and not internal organs vital to being aliveness.
    05-17-11 09:18 PM
  21. highjakker's Avatar
    Be glad it was your pants, and not internal organs vital to being aliveness.
    like that thing that hangs down from the back of your throat.
    05-17-11 09:30 PM
  22. the_sandman_454's Avatar
    Isn't that an uvula or something? Be careful spelling it around here if you're dyslexic or something...
    05-17-11 09:33 PM
  23. LazyStarGazer's Avatar
    What if you're just a sloppy speller?
    Such as..."I love the smell of Aqua Vulva".
    05-17-11 10:39 PM
  24. the_sandman_454's Avatar
    I think I'll just stick to my bay rum and sandalwood aftershave instead of switching to that one...
    05-17-11 10:53 PM
  25. ShiPanda's Avatar
    Never smelled that stuff

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    05-17-11 11:37 PM
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