[SOLVED] Storage Recommendations

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Hello everyone,

I am looking for some storage recommendations because I am running out of space on all of my hard drives. I have too many pictures, videos, games, movies, etc. I initially thought of buying something from Seagate or Western Digital but I have heard of a lot of users complaining about failures.

I am planning to purchase the 10TB version of one of these:
https://www.amazon.com/MiniPro-USB-C-Portable-Rugged-Drive/dp/B07CX2KK5Z/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_pl_foot_top?ie=UTF8

Has anyone else tried it? The reviews say that it is pretty reliable.
 
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Thank you for the link and information.

What is the reliability and life of that Seagate drive? I also noticed that you recommended the desktop style. Is that preferable to the portable style?
 

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Thank you for the link and information.

What is the reliability and life of that Seagate drive?
About the same as every other consumer grade drive.

Common fallacy among hard drives:
"OMG! Brand X suck!"
"Whatthehell....Brand Y died on mt last week!"

All these comments come from a sample size of ONE.
A fleetwide reliability of Brand X being a couple percentage points above Brand Y means little for the single drive you have on your desk.

The best way to take a drive fail into account is with a comprehensive backup routine.
Drives die. ALL of them, eventually.
Protect your data with backups...the physical drive is trivial.
 
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5 drives, of what size?

That external I linked needs no extra cables or anything.
Or, you can remove the drive inside and connect it internally in your desktop.
What's the easiest way of giving you this information?

I suppose I could use this as an external drive. I already have a few and I keep them all in cases.
 
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Okay. I used CrystalDiskInfo.
-- Disk List ---------------------------------------------------------------
(1) INTEL SSDSC2KW256G8 : 256.0 GB [0/4/0, pd1] - il
(2) WDC WD40EFRX-68N32N0 : 4000.7 GB [1/5/0, pd1] - wd
(3) WDC WD1001FALS-00J7B0 : 1000.2 GB [2/0/0, pd1] - wd
(4) ST4000DM005-2DP166 : 4000.7 GB [3/3/0, pd1] - st
(5) WDC WD30PURX-64P6ZY0 : 3000.5 GB [4/1/0, pd1] - wd
 

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OK, currently 12+TB.
I was asking just to verify that you didn't have a collection of old small drives in there.

If you're currently running out of drive space..a couple of externals like the one I linked will work.
 

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