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Old 11-01-2010, 06:43 AM
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Is there an additional cost once you purchase one of these units?

An Annual fee?


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NO. Why would you think there is?
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Nope.
It's just like using a tape drive back up or a SD card.
You plug it in or use a network-capable unit and you are done.

Will it be used for more than one computer?
Do you have your machines networked?
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Originally Posted by PROFINITY View Post
NO. Why would you think there is?
Just Wasn't sure if there was an annual fee associated with it, Talking about it with a couple buddies on Sat night.. I thought someone mentioned there was but didn't make any sense....or it may have been another program associated with the drive ????

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Nope.
It's just like using a tape drive back up or a SD card.
You plug it in or use a network-capable unit and you are done.

Will it be used for more than one computer?
Do you have your machines networked?
Just on one computer, not networked...mostly for pics and docs.....
It's an alternate to my Mozy.com Online back up.....

Can you run/use 2 on 1 notebook?

I saw this morn, 120 gb for $19.99
Want to pick a few up for me and the kids for there pc's for Christmas,



Thx guys!
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They have software on them that you can pay additional for, or delete if you don't want it.....at least mine did a year or two ago. Supposedly it helps organize the backup process, but I just deleted it.
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External hard drives, are you thinking in terms of a W. D. My Book?
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External hard drives, are you thinking in terms of a W. D. My Book?
Portable one, My Passport Essential or Elite..
Keep it in my pack with me.
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I just bought one, data transfer is a little slow but it works well. $50 for a 350 gb (I think thats the size) at WalMart.
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Originally Posted by Striper In View Post
Portable one, My Passport Essential or Elite..
Keep it in my pack with me.
Both good choices IMHO. I bought the Studio Edition II and have it Raided mirror, so I have backup of my backup. With the Studio unit having two hard drives inside it's big, but it's definitely not that big that one couldn't throw it into their backpack and go.
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I have 2 externals on my pc; 1 for periodic backup and one for my video and picture files. I believe they're both 500 gigs
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No fee. Perhaps one of your friends were talking about the online backup products like carbonite. There are for fee back up services that back up your hardrive onto their network drives rather than you purchasing an actual piece of hardware. Those types of services charge an anual fee.
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FYI, I bought 2 WD hard drives from Best Buy, both failed in less then 2 years of use.
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I just purchased a SeaGate. 2t. Automatically backs up when you save a document to the hard drive. So far so good. Have only had it for a month.
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Just decide on the format before you load it up with all your valuable data. Mine would only accept files up to 4 gig. I found that out after I had placed several videos on the WD My book. I had to wipe it and repartition to an unlimited size. Maybe not a problem for you but in the intiial setup are the choices.
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I bought one of these things thinking it was just like a big USB drive that I would plug in and move what I wanted to move. Mostly photos. However it keeps trying back up everything and generally doing way more than I want it to. Irritates the crap out of me. Ive basically never used it.

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