Thanks for the thoughts. I didn't mean futureproof forever
I'm still in the early stages of research on this, and would like to stick to IBM/Hitachi or Seagate drives. Maxtor and WD are ones either I or friends have had problems with. Do you happen to know what LaCie uses? Their swappable units seem quite pricey but they do "look" nice and I've heard quite a few speak well of them.
Thanks Jonathan, I'll check them out - I like the combo of cheap and stable for backup/archive
youīre welcome - well, for the foreseeable future I think
you have to look at the MTBF-Time (mean time between
failure or so) of HDDīs - good ones have about half a
million hours (but I may be wrong already) - and this
adds up for continuous use of real life time of about three
I wonīt use them longer for critical data - then Iīd buy
another one or swap or backup. Some people use them
for only two years. Its just how much you value your
For maximum security a RAID array is the best solution
IMHO - so more than one identical copy of data on an
array of HDDīs. Expensive, but fast and safe!
A friend of mine is a Seagate freak - they are some of the
best ones around - especially for Windows users.
No, I donīt know which brand LaCie
is using - but for the given price and quality I guess one
of the major manufacturers.
The internal HDD of my Mac is a Maxtor - Iīve got the
Mac for about two years and never had a crash or some-
thing like this - maybe its the Mac?! :-)