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Old 12-01-2021, 01:17 PM   #16
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I think if you do not abuse them, they can be quite resilient.

Some of the portable HDDs that I bought is still working after >10 yrs.
You are probably so careful with it that you didnt drop them on the ground, right?
Which brand is your HDD?
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Old 12-01-2021, 01:18 PM   #17
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IMHO.
I use external USB 3.0 HDD bay that support 3.5" HDDs.
The 3.5" 2TB HDD cost about $80-$100.
This setup is much faster than portable HDDs.
Of course will be slower than SSDs.
Let me google to understand what u have mentioned.....
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Old 12-01-2021, 01:30 PM   #18
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If these HDDs r placed near items that interfere with magnetic fields, my HDD will go bonkers, right?
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Old 12-01-2021, 02:10 PM   #19
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If these HDDs r placed near items that interfere with magnetic fields, my HDD will go bonkers, right?
IMHO.
It depends on the strength of the magnetic interference.
That said, portable HDDs should be handled in the same manner.

I use external USB 3.0 bays because the cost of storage per GB is lower - I have a lot of data. Also, the bays are static - HDDs have spinning disks and any movement or vibration will potentially damage them in the long-run.

Usually, the few cases of portable HDD failure I know usually were quite catastrophic.

The best practice for portable HDDs.
a) Always on a flat and hard surface.
b) No movement and/or vibrations when powered on.
c) Proper eject from OS.
d) After eject from OS, wait a few seconds before movement.
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Old 14-01-2021, 10:50 AM   #20
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You are probably so careful with it that you didnt drop them on the ground, right?
Which brand is your HDD?
Surely that is the #1 rule in portable HDD longeitivity.

I used a variety of brands over the years - WD, Seagate and Imation.

But mostly WDs becos they tend to be the most value for money during IT shows.
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Old 18-01-2021, 10:18 PM   #21
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Seagate and Toshiba. These two brands are good.
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