I currently own one external HDD (CnMemory airy 3TB), but it's filled to the brim so I need another one. Since the amount of space I require is growing at an alarming rate, I need a rather large one, I'm aiming for 5TB.
I'm planning to use the new HDD for all of my data, which includes backups from the internal harddrives in my computer and my large movie/TV collection along with some other larger stuff. I could then use my current 3TB hard drive exclusively as a back-up for my important/sensitive stuff, so that either harddrive could fail at any given time without me losing anything that's really important to me.
So the important features of my new hard drive are the following:
- 5TB storage or more. 4TB is acceptable if there is a good 4TB model that is reasonably more affordable than a 5TB alternative.
- USB 3.0
- No fancy stuff that I would have to pay for (I don't need any sophisticated backup-software for example, I do my backups manually)
- Normal/average transfer speed. Don't need something super fast.
- Should have an on/off switch (not set in stone). I usually have my external HDD always connected but turned off when I don't need it. I do not want something that is always on.
My price range is 150~200 € (Germany). I would prefer something less pricy, but I'd rather have something reliable that won't randomly break too soon.
Edit: Price range update. Still hoping for an answer by the way, I'm thankful for any and all recommendations!