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Old 05-28-2013, 12:51 PM
 
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I use flash drives with a write-protect switch.
Good idea. I haven't evolved that far.
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Old 05-28-2013, 12:55 PM
 
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Good idea. I haven't evolved that far.
I used to use CD-R's but that was obviously a pain to keep updated. Having a read-only media is really useful when I need to stick it in a known-infected machine.
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Old 05-30-2013, 06:30 AM
 
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Don't really need that much. 500 GB will probably do me just fine. Maybe 1 TB.
I don't understand what USB 2.0, USB 3.0 mean.

QUOTE FROM CNET: "In my testing, the Backup Plus offered very fast performance, both with USB 3.0 and USB 2.0. The drive is bus-powered and comes in many different colors. It's also slightly more compact than the GoFlex drives."
A week later, but Newegg has this today. 500GB @ $60

Western Digital Elements 500GB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive - Newegg.com

Use promo code EMCXRTX237 at checkout

And Amazon has it for $57

Amazon.com: WD Elements SE Portable 500 GB USB 3.0 External Hard Drive - WDBPCK5000ABK-NESN: Computers & Accessories

Newegg has this for $50. This brand gets good ratings on amazon, this model only gets 3 out of 5 at Newegg

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...22145582-L010B

Use promo code EMCXRTX45 at checkout
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Old 05-30-2013, 01:27 PM
 
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Thanks, Tek!
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Old 05-30-2013, 10:37 PM
 
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You're welcome. The search for good deals is a never ending quest.
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Old 05-31-2013, 12:13 PM
 
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You're welcome. The search for good deals is a never ending quest.
Ain't that the truth!

I just recalled an old site I used to visit often for random deals, some people might like to check out:
Slickdeals: The Best Deals, Coupons & Discounts on Laptops, Computers, LCDs, TVs, Dell, HP, Apple, Amazon
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Old 05-31-2013, 12:49 PM
 
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Thanks. I had forgotten that site as well. New bookmark added.
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