Hard drives have fallen in price again since I last wrote about an external hard drive worth investing in. I’ve written about the importance of keeping your valuable data backed up before, and I’m going to write about it again. Maybe you’ve filled up that 1TB hard drive and it’s time for another one. What storage method will give you the most bang for your buck?
Find this Fantom GreenDrive eSATA/USB 2.0 2TB hard drive for under $150. Buy.com currently has this on sale for $169.99 with Free Shipping + a $20 mail-in rebate knocking the price down to $149.99 after the check for twenty bucks you patiently waited for arrives in the mail. A terabyte of storage for ~$75 is a sweet deal and currently one of the best.
Along with the ability to store pictures, music, video, documents and what-not on one of these drives, you can also benefit from its silent operation, power-saving features, 2-year warranty, and eSATA interface to read/write data at speeds equivalent to their internal counterparts. Reduce your carbon footprint while you store over 400 DVD-ISOs on one of these beasts and the nrrrd girls will be putty in your hands.
Backing up your data is one of the smartest things you can do if you create, save, and modify data day in and day out. Keep copies locally, on external devices, and off-site to ensure that your information is optimally stored. Having a 2TB hard drive means that you now have a new challenge of filling up that disk.