The Woes of External USB Hard Disks
Ed Bott’s Windows Expertise � The woes of external USB hard disks Ed Bott posts on Alex Scoble’s troubles with USB drives and his large digital library and concludes that he’s “seen and heard of enough problems in demanding digital media applications that (he) recommends strongly against using them.”
I am so down on using external USB hard drives to manage my digital library. I have had drives from Maxtor, Seagate, Cobra and LaCie ALL fail. I’ve lost music. I’ve had tons of copy problems. I’ve spent thousands of dollars. It has been one of my most frustrating endeavers ever. Personally I’m thinking (hoping) that when I buy my next PC it will be able to support at least 2 gigs internally — but even then, how do I grow from there?
What I really need is a server that can sit on my network with all my media files on it but I haven’t found anything yet that I’m willing to invest in on a lark that it may or may not work.