moderated USB flash drive recommendations


Dave Mitchell
 

Greetings, I have a Dell desktop and am overdue for creating a backup.

All advice and product recommendations welcome.

Happy Monday, Mitch

 

“What gets us into trouble is not what we don't know. It's what we know for sure that just ain't so.” Mark Twain

 

 

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JM Casey
 

Hey Dave.

 

Not sure you’ll get much in the way of specific thoughts here. I think most people just buy whatever’s convenient, plug in, and expect it to work. Nonetheless, this page seems a good place to start. Takea  look at the suggestions here.

 

https://www.tomsguide.com/best-picks/best-usb-drives

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Dave Mitchell
Sent: August 22, 2022 12:24 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: USB flash drive recommendations

 

Greetings, I have a Dell desktop and am overdue for creating a backup.

All advice and product recommendations welcome.

Happy Monday, Mitch

 

“What gets us into trouble is not what we don't know. It's what we know for sure that just ain't so.” Mark Twain

 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows

 


Gene Warner
 

Unfortunately the only recommendation I can give you is for a product that is no longer being sold and they are not flash drives. I use a set of Seagate Free Agent Go USB external hard drives to store my backups. What they are selling now I believe are called Free Agent One Touch external drives, I believe that the main difference between these and the Free Agent Go drives is USB 3.0 versus 2.0.

Gene...

On 8/22/2022 12:53 PM, JM Casey wrote:
Hey Dave.
Not sure you’ll get much in the way of specific thoughts here. I think most people just buy whatever’s convenient, plug in, and expect it to work. Nonetheless, this page seems a good place to start. Takea  look at the suggestions here.
https://www.tomsguide.com/best-picks/best-usb-drives <https://www.tomsguide.com/best-picks/best-usb-drives>
*From:*main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> *On Behalf Of *Dave Mitchell
*Sent:* August 22, 2022 12:24 PM
*To:* jfw@groups.io
*Subject:* USB flash drive recommendations
Greetings, I have a Dell desktop and am overdue for creating a backup.
All advice and product recommendations welcome.
Happy Monday, Mitch
*“What gets us into trouble is not what we don't know. It's what we
know for sure that just ain't so.” Mark Twain*
Sent from Mail <https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=550986> for Windows


Karen Reynolds
 

I've got one of those, and they are a fairly good product. The biggest thing I've found when wanting to use a drive for backup is to get one several times larger than my hard drive. This way I can keep several older backups on it.

Karen

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene Warner
Sent: Monday, August 22, 2022 12:59 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: USB flash drive recommendations

Unfortunately the only recommendation I can give you is for a product that is no longer being sold and they are not flash drives. I use a set of Seagate Free Agent Go USB external hard drives to store my backups.
What they are selling now I believe are called Free Agent One Touch external drives, I believe that the main difference between these and the Free Agent Go drives is USB 3.0 versus 2.0.

Gene...


On 8/22/2022 12:53 PM, JM Casey wrote:
Hey Dave.

Not sure you’ll get much in the way of specific thoughts here. I think
most people just buy whatever’s convenient, plug in, and expect it to
work. Nonetheless, this page seems a good place to start. Takea look
at the suggestions here.

https://www.tomsguide.com/best-picks/best-usb-drives
<https://www.tomsguide.com/best-picks/best-usb-drives>

*From:*main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> *On Behalf Of *Dave
Mitchell
*Sent:* August 22, 2022 12:24 PM
*To:* jfw@groups.io
*Subject:* USB flash drive recommendations

Greetings, I have a Dell desktop and am overdue for creating a backup.

All advice and product recommendations welcome.

Happy Monday, Mitch


*“What gets us into trouble is not what we don't know. It's what we
know for sure that just ain't so.” Mark Twain*

Sent from Mail <https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=550986> for
Windows


Gene Warner
 

For size, you really only need to get one that's two or three times bigger than the amount of space you are using. So even if you have a one terabyte drive, but are only using about 300 gigabytes, a one terabyte drive for backups would allow for three backups to be stored on it.

Gene...

On 8/22/2022 3:52 PM, Karen Reynolds wrote:
I've got one of those, and they are a fairly good product. The biggest thing I've found when wanting to use a drive for backup is to get one several times larger than my hard drive. This way I can keep several older backups on it.
Karen
-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene Warner
Sent: Monday, August 22, 2022 12:59 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: USB flash drive recommendations
Unfortunately the only recommendation I can give you is for a product that is no longer being sold and they are not flash drives. I use a set of Seagate Free Agent Go USB external hard drives to store my backups.
What they are selling now I believe are called Free Agent One Touch external drives, I believe that the main difference between these and the Free Agent Go drives is USB 3.0 versus 2.0.
Gene...
On 8/22/2022 12:53 PM, JM Casey wrote:
Hey Dave.

Not sure you’ll get much in the way of specific thoughts here. I think
most people just buy whatever’s convenient, plug in, and expect it to
work. Nonetheless, this page seems a good place to start. Takea look
at the suggestions here.

https://www.tomsguide.com/best-picks/best-usb-drives
<https://www.tomsguide.com/best-picks/best-usb-drives>

*From:*main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> *On Behalf Of *Dave
Mitchell
*Sent:* August 22, 2022 12:24 PM
*To:* jfw@groups.io
*Subject:* USB flash drive recommendations

Greetings, I have a Dell desktop and am overdue for creating a backup.

All advice and product recommendations welcome.

Happy Monday, Mitch


*“What gets us into trouble is not what we don't know. It's what we
know for sure that just ain't so.” Mark Twain*

Sent from Mail <https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=550986> for
Windows


Karen Reynolds
 

Hi Gene,
My husband, who is a tech does this for me. He also has it set up to use something else to back it up besides Windows. I like to have an original backup that occurs at the moment I get a new computer and have it all set up. I keep that one, then I make backups about every month or two and keep at least 3 or 4 more. The thing my husband says is that you can get something on your computer and if you don't notice it right away, it can be there in all of your backups, unless you have one going back far enough where it doesn't. Mine is half a terabyte and I've got a 3 terabyte drive.

Karen

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene Warner
Sent: Monday, August 22, 2022 4:16 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: USB flash drive recommendations

For size, you really only need to get one that's two or three times bigger than the amount of space you are using. So even if you have a one terabyte drive, but are only using about 300 gigabytes, a one terabyte drive for backups would allow for three backups to be stored on it.

Gene...


On 8/22/2022 3:52 PM, Karen Reynolds wrote:
I've got one of those, and they are a fairly good product. The biggest thing I've found when wanting to use a drive for backup is to get one several times larger than my hard drive. This way I can keep several older backups on it.

Karen


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene Warner
Sent: Monday, August 22, 2022 12:59 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: USB flash drive recommendations

Unfortunately the only recommendation I can give you is for a product that is no longer being sold and they are not flash drives. I use a set of Seagate Free Agent Go USB external hard drives to store my backups.
What they are selling now I believe are called Free Agent One Touch external drives, I believe that the main difference between these and the Free Agent Go drives is USB 3.0 versus 2.0.

Gene...


On 8/22/2022 12:53 PM, JM Casey wrote:
Hey Dave.

Not sure you’ll get much in the way of specific thoughts here. I
think most people just buy whatever’s convenient, plug in, and expect
it to work. Nonetheless, this page seems a good place to start. Takea
look at the suggestions here.

https://www.tomsguide.com/best-picks/best-usb-drives
<https://www.tomsguide.com/best-picks/best-usb-drives>

*From:*main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> *On Behalf Of *Dave
Mitchell
*Sent:* August 22, 2022 12:24 PM
*To:* jfw@groups.io
*Subject:* USB flash drive recommendations

Greetings, I have a Dell desktop and am overdue for creating a backup.

All advice and product recommendations welcome.

Happy Monday, Mitch


*“What gets us into trouble is not what we don't know. It's what we
know for sure that just ain't so.” Mark Twain*

Sent from Mail <https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=550986> for
Windows










 

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