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    Backup devices

    I'm looking to buy a backup device for my home PC.

    Looking to backup approx 50GB - preferably without using compression, but flexable on that.

    Not SCSI but USB is acceptable. Probably External is preferable to Internal.

    Any good recommendations?

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    Re: Backup devices

    Lacie USB 2.0 hard drive. We use the bigger models at work for server backups. They are simple and fast.

    I think they go as small as 70Gb. Which is just what you want.

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    Re: Backup devices

    How about one of those home NAS boxes? Let it sit on your network and do automated backups. You can get RAID ones too if you're paranoid!

    Netgear do this that supports RAID 1, you just need to add your choice of drives. 2 x 80Gb drives won't set you back that much.

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    Re: Backup devices

    Buffalo Terrastation? they do a home version. I know its a bit on the high capacity side but a nice solution if you have the money

    http://www.buffalo-technology.com/pr...&categoryid=29

    EDIT: i just saw how much one of these actually is... lol forget what i said

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    Re: Backup devices

    Or one of those Lego-brick shaped Lacie ones - just cos they look funky

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    Iomega Home Networking NAS

    Anybody any experience of these? I'm thinking it's time I started backing up my home PC!
    http://www.misco.co.uk/applications/...Tab=2&NoMapp=0

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    Quote Originally Posted by E1uSiV3 View Post
    Buffalo Terrastation? they do a home version. I know its a bit on the high capacity side but a nice solution if you have the money

    http://www.buffalo-technology.com/pr...&categoryid=29

    EDIT: i just saw how much one of these actually is... lol forget what i said
    I've got a terrastation at home.. its the 0.6TB model (smallest) and i've got it set up as a RAID5 array so usable space is 450GB.. That then backs up weekly to a external USB drive which i take to my parents house and keep in there safe.. Just in case there's a fire at my house and the terastation goes up in smoke..

    Paid £175 2nd hand from eBay

    I am paranoid though!

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    I use a D Link DNS-323 and 2x WD 500Gb Hard Drives in RAID 1.

    It's a very nice piece of geek kit, with a pretty good "user community" http://wiki.dns323.info/

    A bit expensive, but good - also scheduled-backups ftw.

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    I'm quite keen on these:

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=692687

    Cheap as chips , a doddle to use (just chuck a drive in and close the cover, no faffing about with screws), select your own hard drive, quick with eSATA. Basic unit works out more than Geoff's selection but you have more flexibility - You can swap extra drives when you start running out of room, and you can migrate all your drives to a different RAIDed unit when your data grows.

    If you don't need eSATA, they do a twin drive version on USB:

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=706954

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    I've got a Western Digital MyBook connected through Firewire (or you can connect using USB). It's great!

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    EZBack-it-up free backup software is a personal file backup utility for Windows that is free. It is designed to be very easy to learn and use.

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    Re:

    I use SONY AITE100S Black 104GB AIT-1 Turbo Tape Drive for backup.

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    How about a HP DAT72i USB Tape Drive? 72GB on the tape good choice IMHO. I personally have an LTO Ultrium drive on my PC when I have a SCSI card in it.

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