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Hard drive recommendations 2013
Old 14th October 2013
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Hard drive recommendations 2013

So I've purchased two glyph gt hard drives. Both were replaced at different times within the warranty period. Probably fans going out. Had one sent back a second time to glyph for repair, now the other one is dead. Power supply/hard drive. That's four repairs for two drives bought in 2008!
I would like to switch brands, obviously.
What's not breaking down for you gentlemen and ladies?
Old 14th October 2013
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Try the G-Drives from Apple. I've heard those last a really long time.

Also, I've had my Iomega HD for about 3 years, an old Mac fried a bunch of students' drives at my school and I was able to get mine fixed (was just an enclosure issue I guess) but I nothing on the drive was lost. So if you go with one like that, just get a better enclosure for it. That seems the way to go these days.
Old 31st October 2013
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Thanks Diva. I picked up a dual dock by Orico. Apparently docks are where it's at. Now I'm gonna take all my old drives out of there homes and dock 'em.
Old 31st October 2013
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I like Western Digital Caviar Blacks. Had very good luck with them.
Old 31st October 2013
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I always like Seagate, external & internal. Only used HDD, not SSD. But regardless of brand, back up everything in at least 2 other places, always.
Old 5th November 2013
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So I've purchased two glyph gt hard drives.
Which one of the GT's exactly? I currently have a Glyph GPT50 USB 3.0 - 4TB in my cart right now.
Old 5th November 2013
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Old 5th November 2013
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Heard lots of people complain about G Drives failing over the last year.

I've got Samsung, Seagate and WD Black in my system. The Seagates are the fastest, but the WD Black have a 5 year warranty.

I'm curious about the new Seagate hybrid drives.
Old 5th November 2013
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I'm going to buy a Mac Pro with USB 3 and Thunderbolt 2 ports...
The internal 256 GB SSD drive for osx, plug ins...

Additionally I need one hard drive for SAMPLES and one for the project files/recordings.

Is it better to buy USB 3.0 drives (which ones?) or Thunderbolt 2 drives?
Does RAID 0 make any sense for one of the drives?
Old 5th November 2013
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after alot of research I just got the 3TB lacie D2 thunderbolt drive to go along with the new Retina for the studio. I made 2 partitions, 1 for my protools sessions, and the 2nd for all my samples. I only use my samples for Logic sessions so the disk wont be going back and forth between the partitions.
Old 15th November 2013
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Heard lots of people complain about G Drives failing over the last year.

I've got Samsung, Seagate and WD Black in my system. The Seagates are the fastest, but the WD Black have a 5 year warranty.

I'm curious about the new Seagate hybrid drives.
Yeah. warranty is where it's at.

I got a dual dock with a WD drive. i already wish I bought a quad dock. very cool. take all my old drives out of their cases and pop em in.
quiet too
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