Deals on External Hard Drives


In a cyber world filled with viruses and hackers it’s always good to have your important files backed up on a regular basis to an external hard drive. Did you know that not a lot of computer owners do this?

If you aren’t backing up your files you really should. If you have a laptop especially be sure you purchase a backup hard drive so that you can move photos, work or school documents and other personal computer items onto a backup disk drive to free up space on your computer.

There are many different types, sizes and shapes of backup drives.This  online auction site offers a large variety of brand new backup hard drives.wd hard drive 1tb

The Western Digital My Passport Ultra is a 3.0 USB Hard Drive. Featuring WD SmartWare Pro software that automatically backs up your files to the drive or the Cloud for flexibility. The 1TB capacity offers spacious media storage. Retails for $129.99. Get this for less if you win on DealDash by bidding!

 

“Ultra-sleek design with high capacity.
At just half an inch thin (12.8mm) for the 500 GB model, this drive is sleek and fast with plenty of capacity for your important digital content. The 1 TB model is a mere 0.60 in (15.3 mm), while the massive capacity of 2 TB is only 0.81 in (20.5 mm).

Ultra-fast transfer rates.
When connected to a USB 3.0 port, My Passport Ultra lets you access and save files in blazing speed. Reduce transfer time by up to three times when compared to USB 2.0 transfer rates.*
*Performance may vary based on user’s hardware and system configuration.

USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 compatibility.
With this single drive you get compatibility with your USB 2.0 devices today and the ultra-fast speed of USB 3.0 when you’re ready to step up to the to the next generation.

Automatic, continuous backup software.
WD SmartWare Pro automatic backup software works quietly in the background to help protect your data using minimal PC resources. Whenever you add or change a file, it’s instantly backed up.”

 

lacieFor an even larger hard drive check out this LaCie – d2 Quadra 4TB External USB 3.0/FireWire/eSATA Hard DriveThis LaCie d2 Quadra 9000258U external hard drive. It features a 4TB capacity for expansive storage and FireWire, USB and eSATA interfaces for speedy connection to a range of computers. Fanless cooling allows quiet heat dissipation for efficient operation. Retail price is $299.99! Bid then buy it now if you don’t win!

The last deal on DealDash for this G-drive 1 TB drive, valued at $114 and sold to desi420 for only the bids you placed if you didn’t win.

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dropboxIf you need to back up files right away, before you even win a hard drive, be sure you check out cloud based solutions like Dropbox. All you do is move the files into the Dropbox folder and it will save in the “cloud!”

Here’s a link to Download DropBox

. You get 2GB free, but to get even more space you can upgrade or share it with friends.

 

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 It’s so important – now especially, more than ever before, to be sure your data is backed up on a regular basis!

Check out these data loss statistics. Surprising, right? Don’t be a victim!

Data Loss Statistics

The following statistics were gathered from various sources:

  • 6% of all PCs will suffer an episode of data loss in any given year. Given the number of PCs used in US businesses in 1998, that translates to approximately 4.6 million data loss episodes. At a conservative estimate, data loss cost US businesses $11.8 billion in 1998. (The Cost Of Lost Data, David M. Smith)
  • 30% of all businesses that have a major fire go out of business within a year. 70% fail within five years. (Home Office Computing Magazine)
  • 31% of PC users have lost all of their files due to events beyond their control.
  • 34% of companies fail to test their tape backups, and of those that do, 77% have found tape back-up failures.
  • 60% of companies that lose their data will shut down within 6 months of the disaster.
  • 93% of companies that lost their data center for 10 days or more due to a disaster filed for bankruptcy within one year of the disaster. 50% of businesses that found themselves without data management for this same time period filed for bankruptcy immediately. (National Archives & Records Administration in Washington)
  • American business lost more than $7.6 billion as a result of viruses during first six months of 1999. (Research by Computer Economics)
  • Companies that aren’t able to resume operations within ten days (of a disaster hit) are not likely to survive. (Strategic Research Institute)
  • Every week 140,000 hard drives crash in the United States. (Mozy Online Backup)
  • Simple drive recovery can cost upwards of $7,500 and success is not guaranteed.

-Source BostonComputing.net

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