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So excited to consolidate my mess of drives and get a big boost to my storage.

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[–] [email protected] 55 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago) (24 children)

Don't forget to back up to other additional drives!

Consolidating all your data into one drive is very convenient, but if you aren't backing it all up then it's only a matter of time until you lose everything. If you're gonna have a bunch of small drives hanging out you can use them as a backup. You could even set them up into a RAID, but I've never actually done that so i can't vouch for it

[–] [email protected] 3 points 1 month ago (6 children)

I second this! I hope you get many years of service from your drive, but I haven't had much luck with Seagate, personally.

[–] LemmySoloHer 2 points 1 month ago (4 children)

Any recommendations for reliable storage? I need new drives but I've put off buying any for years with all the bad reviews and counterfeit products making me weary of any deal that seems too reasonable or model with known issues.

[–] [email protected] 2 points 1 month ago

I just did some reading, and while Seagate drives had problems around 2012 -2016, they seem to work about as well as any other drive now. I'd go for the best deal, personally.

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