I dont want it to take a day to have to wait while I copy and paste files form or into the flash drive/ hard drive.
I purchesed one tiny flash drive with 512 gb suposedly; but it doesn't work. on ebay.
is a hard drive that much faster to transfer files? do I have to make sure it comes with a power cable to to make it faster?
Most Helpful Girl
A good quality 256GB SSD (flash drive) will cost a lot more than a similar capacity hard drive. If it is just for a backup the performance improvement of an SSD would be a complete waste so get yourself a couple of USB3 1TB hard drives and as @abc3643 said make two backups and keep one at another location such as a relations house.
I am paranoid about security and so I made sure my backup drives have hardware encryption built in which is a feature I recommend to all.
The cloud backup is also a good idea. CrashPlan and Carbonite are two of the better ones.0
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A huge flash drive with lots of memory.0