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I'm looking for mingebag options here....I want external storage so I can do backups etc. and not cry about losing treasured photos again.

Was looking at a cheap portable USB powered external drive of about 500GB......

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Cheap HDD isn't going to give you tear free storage.
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If happy with the security, something like OneDrive, Google Drive, Dropbox, etc. may be an option... Portable and USB free
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Cheap HDD isn't going to give you tear free storage.
Money may.be required?
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Maybe print them off and stick them in t'coal shed?

Or this?

www.ebay.co.uk/itm/271582997405
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Maplin have a good selection

Hard Drives - Computing and Office | Maplin
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Or Scan have some starting at 34 for a 750Gb though delivery may add a few squid...
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You should be able to get 2TB portable hard disk for about 80 (I think it was Curry / PC World)

Of course, an external drive is not guaranteed and so I would also suggest some form of cloud / off site storage - e.g. a 2nd hard disk or even DVDs stored at trusted relatives etc.

Personally I use a 1TB external HD and have a 220GB storage on OneDrive. Always Sync syncs the main hard drive to the external hard drive and One drive simply looks after itself

I can't stress enough though hard disks can and do FAIL - sometimes in a matter of a few seconds. Please please please back up your systems and data !!!!

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I've signed up to amazon's rather basic package for photo storage because it'll be sufficient as a freebie and if I do have a splurge I can get a very cheap expansion.

Too right about hard drives. I've had one fry on me and recently had a laptop blow up. Hopefully the hard drive is intact and I can retrieve the data by shaping it into another machine and then uploading to cloud.

External hdd soon. I obviously need system backups which I've previously done to dvd.
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I just got one of these
Samsung M3 1TB USB 3.0 Slimline Portable Hard Drive - Black: Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories

reliable brand, very compact, currently 44 reduced from 80
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Maybe print them off and stick them in t'coal shed?
must admit when I saw sif's thread title I expected talk of sheds.... or hardstanding underneath a tarp
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I'm backing up pictures to Amazon cloud, which is very cheap (so far free).

I bought an enclosure 'box' for about 4 off Amazon - essentially a little aluminium box, with a rubberised outer layer. It has a circuit board which plugs into the drive, and that then offers a USB connection.....so essentially the internal SATA from the knackered lappy becomes an external drive.

Nice.

I can use this as a regular backup, while still working out a long term cloud strategy.

Also - more importantly - I've got a lot of family photos back.
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How much are you getting from Amazon? I have about 40Gb on OneDrive free (laptop, phone camera roll and some loyalty bonus) that I can add some to free by signing others up. I did notice you get 1Tb now if you sign up to Office 365 which I don't want/need but isn't a bad deal for those getting Office subscription.
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5GB free - (suspect eventually it'll change)
20GB 6/yr
50GB 16/yr
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I'm backing up pictures to Amazon cloud, which is very cheap (so far free).

I bought an enclosure 'box' for about 4 off Amazon - essentially a little aluminium box, with a rubberised outer layer. It has a circuit board which plugs into the drive, and that then offers a USB connection.....so essentially the internal SATA from the knackered lappy becomes an external drive.

Nice.

I can use this as a regular backup, while still working out a long term cloud strategy.

Also - more importantly - I've got a lot of family photos back.
I'd have thought Amazon would have been on your boycott list - bloomin' tax dodgers.
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I thought this all had a familiar ring to it

https://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/the-t...ml#post9281225

...and what did the clever folk say....

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3TB USB HDD. 80*.

It's mine, I know where it is, it is disconnected 98% of the time so no virus panic.

Job jobbed


Mingebag related old HDD and shuttle bay options are available.
So, e-buyer right now 1TB Toshiba for the mingebag in your life or use your noddle and get much cheaper per GB storage and loads more space

Faffer!
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Mingebag faffer!
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Depends how much storage you want. Currys PC world do 2TB for 5 years for 60 and 4TB for 5 years for 90. I use the 2TB one and so far so good, have had an external drive fail on me before, did not enjoy that.
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If using cloud storage just make sure your broadband will support the data upload volumes .... Or do you back up over several billing cycles.

Also cloud storage may take significantly longer than an external disk.
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