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Old September 8, 2009, 01:45 AM
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I guess the most frequent mishap that I know of is hard drive failure; it's unpredictable.
When it happens, it's really unnerving - especially if you lose any valuable data.
For those reason, I like to have at least two or three hard drive - may be 2 internal and 1 external. I also don't like to pay too much for hard drive. What is your prediction on the price of popular hard drives within the next 3~4 months?
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Old September 13, 2009, 09:22 AM
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I guess the most frequent mishap that I know of is hard drive failure; it's unpredictable.
When it happens, it's really unnerving - especially if you lose any valuable data.
For those reason, I like to have at least two or three hard drive - may be 2 internal and 1 external. I also don't like to pay too much for hard drive. What is your prediction on the price of popular hard drives within the next 3~4 months?
>>>the most frequent mishap that I know of is hard drive failure; it's unpredictable.
When it happens, it's really unnerving - especially if you lose any valuable data<<<

This is one reason why SSDs are vastly superior to HDDs as boot drives. There is a much greater chance of HDD failure than SSD failure. If you save all valuable files to an SSD before copying to multiple backup HDDs, your data will be much more secure.

>>>What is your prediction on the price of popular hard drives within the next 3~4 months?<<<

I don't have a crystal ball, but currently HDD storage costs under $.09 per GB and I don't see it rising or falling considerably in the near future.
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