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Good External Backup HDD for using on 3 PCs

Hi, i am planning on buying a 3TB External HDD to backup some files of my 3 different PCs. 2 of them Windows XP Pro Sp3 x32, and one Windows 7 Ultimate x64.

Do you have anny recommendations for a good drive and program? Are the included Bakcup software good enough for handling 3 different computers?

Here are the 2 options that i have in mind, but please recommend me others if you think there are better solutions on a "smilar" price range...

Seagate Backup Plus 3 TB USB 3.0

WD My Book 3TB External Hard Drive Storage USB 3.0

LaCie 3 TB Porsche Design P'9230 USB 3.0

LaCie 3 TB Minimus Hard Disk USB 3.0


Note: Also please clarify me this. I read somewhere that 3TB HDDs or 4TB HDDs where "better" or more "reliable" than 2 TBs , because  they have more platters? or something like that.....well i dont remember excactly the words...But i know somebody mentioned that a 3TB was better for some reason, besides the obvious of more space to store files....

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Hi, thanks for the recommendations.

All computers will not need full backups, just some folders.
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You could the just use copy and paste to move data.

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Thanks guys, i have decided this for this time and situation to go with a Bare Drive and use it with my External DOCK or soon i will by an external enclosure. As soon as i get my HDD delivered i will try out the software recommendations.

For other situations (My girlfriends MAC, and my NAS) i have decided to go with Brand External Drives, like the ones i  mentioned, since it will be easier to use and manage (at least for my girlfriend)...
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