recommendation for a back-up drive

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Re: recommendation for a back-up drive

Post by mzimmers » Fri Mar 18, 2011 7:14 am

MikeC wrote:If it was me and I wanted a no fuss solution, I'd give/sell/dump the ministack as is and get one of those super quiet 2.5" external drives by Seagate (in Mac format) that SPCR has reviewed.
Like this one?

http://www.silentpcreview.com/seagate-goflex-1.5tb
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Re: recommendation for a back-up drive

Post by Plekto » Fri Mar 18, 2011 7:50 am

I have a 2.5 inch drive in a no-name metal case that I use. It's on top of my PC and is essentially silent and not even warm to the touch. One thing, though - a metal external drive case is slightly better as it will act a bit more like a heat sink than a plastic one.

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Re: recommendation for a back-up drive

Post by MikeC » Fri Mar 18, 2011 9:35 am

Yes. They have versions for Mac. And with 2.5" drives there really is no heat issue at all, They average 1W, spikes only to maybe 2.5W. It's nothing.
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Re: recommendation for a back-up drive

Post by mzimmers » Fri Mar 18, 2011 9:57 am

$200...well, I guess it beats driving myself up the wall with this noisy fan in the miniStack.

Thanks, Mike.
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