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Old 09/14/2014, 12:32 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Time Machine looks like an excellent feature, but I don't watch TV on my PC because - for one reason - I'd have to listen to the fans running all the time.

Is anyone using a USB HDD that they like and would recommend?
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Old 09/14/2014, 07:19 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I have a slim Seagate 1TB USB 3.0 drive. Super quiet. Normally I buy stuff like that online because I can find it cheap. But I had a big data loss issue earlier this year and needed and external "now" to do recovery. Ran up the street and bought it at Best Buy for about $70ish.
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Old 09/14/2014, 02:36 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I think it was worth it to buy an actual time machine. You could probably get a cheap used a/b/g/n model off eBay. My family has the new 3TB tower kind, and it seems to put out good wifi, I get good speeds in my bedroom on the top floor, even though we keep it in the basement.
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