[SOLVED] Which drive to choose for backup drive: Internal or External

Which drive to choose for backup drive

  • G-DRIVE with Thunderbolt 3 #0G05378-1

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  • Seagate Ironwolf Pro #ST10000NE0008

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bri_pollock

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Hi Everyone,

I was wondering which drive that you guys would choose for a Windows backup drive? Currently I have a WD My Book (2013 model) which worked perfectly fine as an incremental Windows backup and manually selected backup drive. However considering the age of the drive and random backup failures due to the drive not being recognised I would like to move on…

So I’ve narrowed it down to 2 drives, 1 internal and 1 external:
Drive #1: G-DRIVE with Thunderbolt 3 10TB #0G05378-1
Drive #2 : Seagate Ironwolf Pro 10TB #ST10000NE0008

Two different drives altogether, but I would like to know what you would think is best. I have not used my current external WD Drive in other computers, only plugged in to my computer on my desk sitting there for years! This is why I was thinking of getting a good internal HDD, being full aware that usually it is recommended to make backups on an “offsite” source. I really don’t need that kind of security for my home use!



Thanks for your input!
 

USAFRet

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An external of any type.
An internal drive is subject to many of the same things that can cause your actual OS drive to become faulty.
Ransomware, virus, data corruption.

An external, if off or disconnected, is immune.
 

USAFRet

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Mar 16, 2013
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An external of any type.
An internal drive is subject to many of the same things that can cause your actual OS drive to become faulty.
Ransomware, virus, data corruption.

An external, if off or disconnected, is immune.
 

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