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Which external hard drive should I buy? – Best external hard drive for backups – Top 3 1TB external hard drives

%image_alt%Getting an external hard drive is imperative for backups.  Even if you have an online backup, it is still great practice to have an external hard drive for your files backups.  Why?  If you’re like me and have tons of pictures, music, and documents, an external hard drive backup will quickly back up these files.  More importantly, after a computer crash, you’ll be able to quickly restore your files to your computer.  In contrast, an online file backup can take sometimes up to several days to weeks for 100GB + files.  So, in the intent to be able to have quick access to your files if your computer stops starting up, get an external hard drive!

Here are the top 3 1TB external hard drives:%image_alt%

  1. Seagate BlackArmor WS110 – At $135, you’ll get a fast 7200RPM 1TB storage drive that comes with it’s own automated backup software.  Great for PCs right out of the box.
  2. G-Tech G-DRIVE – Listed at about $160, this 7200RPM 1TB is the best of the Mac external hard drives for pictures and videos.  It has eSATA, firewire, and USB ports.  It is pre-formatted for HFS+, making it Time machine-ready.%image_alt%
  3. Rebit 5 – This unknown $125 7200RPM 1TB external drive is the Cinderella of the external drive backups. Only compatible with PCs, but automatically backs up your operating system and files.  Better yet, you can restore your computer’s crashed hard drive to exactly where you left off before with Rebit’s disaster recovery software.

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