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Old 04-07-2013, 11:32 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Like a 1 or 2 terabyte hard drive?
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Old 04-07-2013, 11:37 PM   #32 (permalink)
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Personally I have a 3TB drive that was around $200... I think a 500GB USB HDD will probably suffice though, but don't be surprised if you have to pick another one up some time.

Note: I'm not a college student but I backup the data I really need on flash drives, lol.
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Old 04-07-2013, 11:42 PM   #33 (permalink)
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So should I get a 1 tb now or just stick with a smaller 500 gb? To backup my files and computer
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I'd grab a 1TB and set it to automatically back up.
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Old 04-07-2013, 11:46 PM   #35 (permalink)
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Sweet ok thank you for the help!
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Old 04-07-2013, 11:47 PM   #36 (permalink)
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No problem. Good luck with college, have fun
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Personally I have a 3TB drive that was around $200... I think a 500GB USB HDD will probably suffice though, but don't be surprised if you have to pick another one up some time.

Note: I'm not a college student but I backup the data I really need on flash drives, lol.
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So should I get a 1 tb now or just stick with a smaller 500 gb? To backup my files and computer
This is why Puddle and I suggested Dropbox for school files snd such. An external is a good idea for bscking up your other, larger files though (such as movies or music).
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Do u pay for your dropbox because with mine its only like 2 gb?
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Do u pay for your dropbox because with mine its only like 2 gb?
I am not sure about the dropbox question, but I have had a 4GB usb drive from when i first started college and was taking my early programming classes (mostly did C# and C++) along with a lot of other papers from general classes.

The files I have saved range from word documents with code pasted onto them to visual studio projects/assignments I had.

That drive is still only half full with 2 years of early programming classes. I only recently (4 months back) got a 16 GB flash drive to use for my more game design heavy classes, and that thing is now half full with only 1 class. This includes Texture Packs, scripts, code, game levels, models, UV Maps, flash files... so it's huge. I will probably get an external HD for myself in the future.

So, I want to believe 2 GB would suffice if you only back up necessary school work and such. 2 GB doesn't seem like much, but it has lasted me.
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Do u pay for your dropbox because with mine its only like 2 gb?
No, i just have a free account.
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