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Good morning all
Bargain of the morning is here
Toshiba Canvio Basics 1.5TB 3.0 Plus Portable Hard Drive $99 delivered @ DSE
some mixed reviews here
583 reviews and still 4 stars, that's pretty good?
its a tough crowd
got 2 with thx
just my experience, they don't play well with mac. i have 2 and get unreliable backups from carbon copy cloner. just sayin'.
What is the cause of the unreliable backups?
not sure what the cause is but the error message is that the backup was unsuccessful. i make 4 backups of my work, 2 to WD pocket drives and I was making 2 to these. I've since made the other 2 backups to seagate drives. I got errors with both Toshiba Canvio Basics.
format them as FAT32 and might work…
How does these compare to the 2TB WD for $105 from Amazon a few weeks back?
Is WD a better brand for Hard Drives?
WD is better IMO. All of my Toshiba drives have bad sectors.
Every brand I've tried has died. Seagate, WD, Hitachi, Samsung. I just had an enterprise WD drive fail two weeks ago. Sigh.
Drives die all the time. Drives are getting cheaper but QC has gone down hill with it.
So whats the best thing for me to do since I want to put all my movies on a Hard Drive. I dont want to loose them all fi the drive dies on me for no good reason.
Backup to another drive…
Get 2 drives, each from a different manufacturer. Backup one to the other with free software like Crashplan or something.
burn them onto a blue-ray or DVD, they never die
dvd-r discs use organic dyes that degrade. bluray will last longer, but it's unproven as they're relatively new.
Keeping a backup on multiple discs is going backwards too. People like having all their movies on a hard drive so they don't have a stack of discs to keep or maintain. :)
Seems its not the HD problem but the problem is you hahaha
DVDs last 70 years I read but backing up to them will take ages and ill have to use loads of them
I have discs from 2006 that can't be read as the dye has degraded. What manufacturers claim and what happens in real life often don't match up. I switched to TY discs years ago, hopefully they actually last this time.
I have discs that are supposed to be backup but are now mouldy/fingus and degraded in ways I haven't a clue about.
Bought the wd from amazon and found it can't be opened and used internally in a laptop. Any ideas if I'd have success with this one?
WD use a proprietary interface so no go without some solder work. Easy enough to open, if any knows about this toshiba and what brand drive would like to know before buying.
I have one and ->
1) I can't figure out how to open it without destroying the case.
2) It appears to be significantly thicker than the 1TB drives I have been able to open (WD and Seagate 1TB portables for example).
I think it has an extra platter, and that it would be too thick for use in a notebook PC or MacBook.
I paid $110 delivered from Amazon for mine.
Sorry do you have the Toshiba or the wd? Cheers
do you have the Toshiba or the wd?
do you have the Toshiba or the wd?
I have a Seagate 1TB and a Samsung 1TB, and the Toshiba 1.5TB - not the WD 1TB (memory error and I could not edit).
Also, it is the Seagate 1TB that is the 'thick' one. The Toshiba 1.5TB is thin enough - just appears to be glued together.
I had to get all three drives out next to each other to get things 'straight' in my mind.
Great if its thin I'll go ahead and buy one. Have a few go flex 1.5tb and WD 2tb passports which were all too thick.
Got 2 as well. Great deal
Thank you, snapped one up
I have been using the 1tb Toshiba Canvio Basics and have no problems.
Was in a DSE store today. The price was $129.
Bought 4 Thanks gr8 deal for 1.5tb
anyone know what is the writing/reading speed?
Anyone know if it will work with a Samsung TV that has no problem with a 500GB portable drive? Just for movies.