External back up hard drive
Hi there. I have a question about purchasing a new external hard drive for backups.
The hard drive i have right now on my system has been up and running for at least 3 years now. Now, as you all know, it's not a matter of if but a matter of when a hard drive will fail, so, i am now thinking that's it's been too good to be true. Here is where i started thinking about getting a new external hard drive for backups. But, i have a couple of things in mind: 1. which is a good hard drive to set up in mandrake? , 2. i want to set it up so it can be used by another PC running windows XP over a Samba configured network. So basically i want to have an external drive, which is going to be used for backup and have it shared with a XP box over a network so we can backup our info there.
Any suggestions or know issues about this?