Most reliable HD for photo storage

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I want to buy THE MOST reliable 4TB or 8TB HD for photo storage. I have selected HGST HMS5C4040ALE640 as a possible choice. Your comments please.

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It all comes down to brand preference. Over the years we all have run across brands that perform well and those that are prone to problems. Personally I like Western Digital drives. I have a 4TB drive I picked up at a boxstore for about 120 a few years back and it still performs well today. I have 2 laptops and 1 desktop backed up and imaged on it, all my photos, MP3’s and a bunch of movies and still have loads of room for growth.

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  • Subhendu Sen
    The choice if brand that depends on you that fits within your budget. If you want to buy a storage for pictures/video or lots of file transfers, look for one with a built-in fan, as the extra cooling will extend the storage's life expectancy.
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  • Subhendu Sen
    Moreover, at the time of purchase, you have to look for its warranty/guarantee etc. and of course the after sales support. Search for authorized dealer that can be so helpful for your purchase.
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  • ToddN2000
    Even though you are looking for a large drive for storage, I would not just keep my photos on that drive. Most of my photos and personal files are stored on multiple devices just in case one fails. I have seen too many people lose things like photos on their PC or phone because it was the only location and it failed. Nothing had a backup for recovery if anything failed.
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  • Subhendu Sen
    You can also consider cloud storage. However this is your choice. Here is more info, please link here: http://searchstorage.techtarget.com/definition/cloud-storage
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