WEB External Hard drive

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  1. hurleyint1386

    hurleyint1386 Someone has sand in their vagina

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    So I'm looking for an external hard drive to backup my websites on. I'm going to be saving a lot of sites on here, so I'm looking for something rather large. I'd like to get something with FW800, FW400, and USB 2.0. If I can find something that is bus powered, that would be best. Does anyone have any suggestions? This might be more appropriate for the Computer and Programming section, but I figured plenty of webmasters have external drives to back up their projects, and I was just wondering what you all use.
     
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    what kind of sites. if they are just static html, you wouldnt need more than a flash drive.
     
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    retorq What up bitch??

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    I have cron jobs that dump the databases and files to an offsite FTP server ... no need for local drives ...
     
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    hurleyint1386 Someone has sand in their vagina

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    not at all. 75% php, with mysql backups, and thousands of pictures for a few galleries. plus i'd use it for my software development too
     
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    the best solution would be an offsite automated backup.
     
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    hurleyint1386 Someone has sand in their vagina

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    that's too slow, though. i really would like an external hard drive.
     
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    retorq What up bitch??

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    Offsite storage will be faster then you downloading it over your DSL connection ... that's the main reason I went that route back when I did mine that way.

     
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    hurleyint1386 Someone has sand in their vagina

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    im sorry, i guess i dont know what you mean by offsite storage. could you explain?
     
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    having your information transfer between 2 servers on a 100mbit connection is faster than you downloading and uploading your data.
     
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    retorq What up bitch??

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    I have an account with addr.com, small one, nothing fancy, not even linked to a domain name. I use that to accept the incoming data over FTP. It's much easier for restores too, you don't have to upload it from your machine, which is gonna be slow too.

     
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    hurleyint1386 Someone has sand in their vagina

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    but i want to be able to work on my stuff on any of my computers with out needing to be connected to the internet. if im on a road trip with time to spare, or something.
     
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    There are USB 2.0 hard drives that are the size of about 3 mac minis stacked ontop of eachother that hold 1 TB of data and cost about £230 (US$460 approx).
     
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    hurleyint1386 Someone has sand in their vagina

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    Definitely want something faster than that. I'm looking for USB 2.0, FW400, FW800 and eSATA. I'm thinking about a G-Drive Q, but they seem so expensive
     
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    If you are on a budget USB may be all you can afford (unless your budget is huge).
     
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    hurleyint1386 Someone has sand in their vagina

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    I never said I was on a budget, I'm just saying that $350 for a 500gb hard drive is a bit expensive for what it is. If I have to get it, I will. I could easily get a 500 GB USB 2.0 external hard drive for $139 (or cheaper) if I wanted.
     

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