Should I buy a new external HD?
Hi there. I have 2 external hard disks that are more than 7 years old. Should I buy a new Hard disk to replace these 2 just in case these 2 old hard disks crash?
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- 2 months agoFavorite Answer
If it is in budget I would consider getting an internal SSD and possibly using your existing HD as additional storage rather than using an external HD - you will find a huge performance boost if you are not currently booting from SSD.
- 2 months ago
You can if you want, but if you're not going to replace the two drives immediately or back up the data from them onto the new drive, I wouldn't. If you buy the new drive and wait for them to fail, you might find that the new drive also doesn't work, and be outside of the warranty / RMA period.
- Pearl LLv 72 months ago
thats up to you
- A.J.Lv 72 months ago
It depends upon how important the data is, and if 7 years old, how much storage is on them?
You may be able to buy a single drive to back up both and can use data compression.
All important data should have a backup copy.
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- JohnLv 72 months ago
and a 8" external floppy drive.