2TB USB2 Toshiba  StorE Alu2 3.5"  Silver Desktop Hard Drive - Silent/Fanless(£84.98 incl. Free del.) @ Dabs
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2TB USB2 Toshiba StorE Alu2 3.5" Silver Desktop Hard Drive - Silent/Fanless(£84.98 incl. Free del.) @ Dabs

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Found 8th Oct 2010Made hot 8th Oct 2010
Blah, blah, blah (does require own power supply)
"FREE delivery within 2-4 working days"
In a stylish design, Toshiba USB 2.0 external hard drives are the perfect storage solution for your digital videos, photos and music files. These high speed hard drives, provide excellent performance, and with their FANLESS DESIGN, are NEAR-SILENT in operation.

Host Interface 1 x USB 2.0 USB
Product Type Hard Drive
Colour Silver
Form Factor External
Compatible Drive Bay Width 3.5"
Storage Capacity 2 TB

Product DescriptionToshiba StorE Alu2 hard drive - 2 TB - Hi-Speed USB
TypeHard drive - external
Form Factor3.5"
Enclosure ColourSilver
Capacity2 TB
Interface TypeHi-Speed USB

Detail

General
Device TypeHard drive - external
Enclosure ColourSilver
Hard Drive
Form Factor3.5"
Capacity2 TB
Interface TypeHi-Speed USB
Performance
Seek Time8.5 ms (max)
Expansion / Connectivity
Interfaces1 x Hi-Speed USB

15 Comments

hot

Hey don't get sore about requiring a power supply. We only complained about that in the other thread because the title (and tags) originally said "portable". Your title is accurate and this is a great price for a 2TB drive in an external.

Also I believe Dabs.com has 3% cashback from Quidco which is about £2.50.

Greta price - hot! What're tosh drives like these days and does anyone know what's inside? (I will assume it's one 3.5" drive - but I'd like to know if it's SATA)

Original Poster

I have not read any HD threads recently,honest. I am not sore,I am unaware of your contributions.

Just tired of passers-by who want their hands held for fear of actually reading the ad itself

COCO

2TB for 84.98... amazing!

How egocentric of me. Apologies.

Good price but remember that USB2 will be pretty slow to backup a large amount of data - it is painful enough backing up 500GB over SATA.

surely you'd do incremental backups rather than full backups if that's your intended use for this quantity of data?

Sid Harper

surely you'd do incremental backups rather than full backups if that's … surely you'd do incremental backups rather than full backups if that's your intended use for this quantity of data?



INCREMENTAL Woa Woa!

I am after a new ext drive and this looks like a good price for 2Tb so voted hot.

Gonna do a bit more research before ordering this though.

Voted HOT for a backup drive. This is great price per/TB.

Yes you would backup incrementally (is that word funny or something?). Your first backup will take time but backing up afterwards will be quick enough.

Perfect for anyone with 2TB or less of data and doesn't feel the need (or have the money) for a RAID'ed NAS.

No BS 'free delivery if you're in a forum' either!

brianfj1200

INCREMENTAL Woa Woa!



Yes, but does one go for the differential incremental (i.e. cumulative) backup, the more sophisticated multi-level incremental, the mirror-specific reverse incremental, the synthetic full backup (which requires several computers), the somewhat similar "incrementals forever" backup, the block level incremental backup or the byte level differential or incremental backup?

Personally, I use the "click and drag, then go off and make a cup-of-tea, about once a month" backup method!

And this is a great find. Marked HOT. Thanks OP!






Edited by: "janaltus" 9th Oct 2010

imo best do 3 things:
1. Regularly make a disk image on an external drive, so that you can restore your whole computer.
2. Regularly make incremental (cumulative) backups of all your files on a different external drive.
3. Sync often-changed/important files to the cloud using something like Dropbox

Keep at least one of the hard drives in a different place from your computer, ideally a different location (for example in case your house burns down), but especially if you use a laptop as your main computer (things do get nicked).

janaltus

Personally, I use the "click and drag, then go off and make a cup-of-tea, … Personally, I use the "click and drag, then go off and make a cup-of-tea, about once a month" backup method!

Well you could at least use an efficient copying algorithm like rsync which only transfers data when there is a difference. Assuming your files don't change that much, this will dramatically reduce the time taken to backup which might encourage you to do it more often.

do these work with macs?
I just noticed they only mention windows OS support but isn't a hard drive just a hard drive?
thanks.
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