They have a two year warranty, that’s better then Fantom Drives, and Fantom might use Toshiba drives anyways.
I actually need three, one to backup my backup drive, one to backup my movies drive, and one to backup my media drive.
Or buy two bigger ones, at least 5 TB, that’s probably only enough for the movies and backup drive though.
The movies drive is old, so it needs to be backed up. It might be partly backed up on the backup drive. That explains why the backup drive is full.
Good idea, buy one Toshiba 6 TB drive. That’s enough to backup the backup, and the movies drive.
WesternDick is cheaper for 6 TB, and 8 TB. The 8 TB is almost nine dollars left. But I have no Toshiba drives.
Are all those Toshiba drives 7200rpm or just the 4 TB one? I doubt the WesternDick one is. Doesn’t really matter though. It’ll still be faster then USB 2.0.
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On the WD drive, that’s pretty shitty, it won’t tell me how long the warranty is.
Died in one year. Warranty site shows it was out of warranty in 7 months.
A 7 month warranty? No thanks.
According to smartctl, my movies drive is 5900 rpm. It’s a Seagate 3 TB external drive. Oops, wrong drive, that’s the backup drive.
Can’t access SMART on the movies drive, gets an error.
Seagate doesn’t want you to know the RPM in Linux, tried various commands, either doesn’t work, or doesn’t show the RPM.
Do new Seagate external drives say the RPM in Linux? The drive could be from 2013. I’ll get the Toshiba anyways.
Two 3 TB Toshiba’s, would cost more then one 6 TB Toshiba. Toshiba doesn’t have an 8 TB of that model.
Or buy the 8 TB Fantom Drives one. A little more then the 6 TB Toshiba. Do they really use Toshiba drives in them? The warranty is less then the Toshiba though. Don’t buy from their site, it’s $300.
The drives might be on sale on Amazon, so the price will probably be higher on Christmas.