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Old 07-29-2019, 07:50 PM   #16
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So I am in no way well versed with all this...

What exactly is the optimal first-time external hard drive to purchase? 2TB preferred...
Why 2T?
500G is a common size and typical Libraries are no where near that size.
OTOH Manga, Audio books eat drive space.
Ask yourself: "What else is this PORTABLE drive going to be used for?"
That helps determine 'How big" you really need (FWIW my main Library is only a measly 14G with very few graphic intense books and no Audio)
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Why 2T?
500G is a common size and typical Libraries are no where near that size.
OTOH Manga, Audio books eat drive space.
Ask yourself: "What else is this PORTABLE drive going to be used for?"
That helps determine 'How big" you really need (FWIW my main Library is only a measly 14G with very few graphic intense books and no Audio)
Can you even buy 500GB HDD nowadays? Anyway, 2TB is already at the low end of HDD pricing. Probably just $5-10 more than 1TB.

Iirc, this Prime Day I got 4TB for $80-90.
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WD and Seagate still ship 2.5" 500GB drives - but maybe not in pretty boxes.
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