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  • Started 1 year ago by Ara
  • Latest reply from vistamike
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Ara
Ara
Posts: 20

Hello,

I would like to ask you which brand is an excellent brand for Portable External Hard Disk Drive?
Is it Seagate or Western Drive? Which one do you use and are you satisfied?

Thank You,
Ara

Posted 1 year ago
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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
Posts: 13598

For me, Western Digital.

Posted 1 year ago
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LadyFitzgerald
Posts: 2232

I just recently retired a 160 GB Western Digital external HDD I've had for over ten years (forget exactly when I got it). It was still working just fine but was starting to creak and groan (a lot like me).

Posted 1 year ago
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Hermitt
Hermitt
Posts: 1310

I bought a Seagate Free Agent GoFlex USB 1tb drive in July 26, 2012 for $99.95 at Wal Mart and it's working great.
Supports USB 3.0 + USB 2.0 for PC & Mac.
I've always had good luck with Seagate drives.

Jim

Posted 1 year ago
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Xhi
Xhi
Posts: 6298

I have had them both and have had no trouble with either.

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
Posts: 13598

I think we is talking long term. LF made her point, my 3 WD externals are 7, 6, and 3, years old. They run 24/7, and are as good as new.
Also have a 20+ year old Panasonic. Works great.

Posted 1 year ago
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whs
whs
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The best one I have is a 2.5" Fujitsu. I have a dozen others that work OK, only a Seagate just died. But that Fujitsu has been all over the world getting beat up in my luggage and never budged.

Posted 1 year ago
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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
Posts: 13598

I would say DON'T buy Maxtor, Hitachi, or Seagate. They do tend to fail. Especially the first two.

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LadyFitzgerald
Posts: 2232

They al tend to die...eventually. I've had two Seagates and two WDs die. The only Maxtor I ever had lasted seven years and was retired.

Posted 1 year ago
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whs
whs
Posts: 17584

My Maxtor and 2 Hitachis still work after 4/5 years. The Maxtor is a little loud, but that's all.

Posted 1 year ago
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Hermitt
Hermitt
Posts: 1310

For What It's Worth:
PC World Rated Top Internal Hard Drives
PC Mag The Top 5 Best External Hard Drives

Jim

Posted 1 year ago
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StringJunky
StringJunky
Posts: 2454

The most reliable HD system is to have two of them; both holding the same data.

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LadyFitzgerald
Posts: 2232

I like three HDDs backing up a single HDD; two on site, one off. In addition, I have a Carbonite account backing up my desktop between back ups. Call me paranoid but my data is precious to me.

Posted 1 year ago
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mildldie
Posts: 1

I think Seagate is better.

Posted 1 year ago
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vistamike
vistamike
Posts: 10945

mildldie, hi.

And..............a workout coming up?

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GuiltySpark
GuiltySpark
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Workout could be very close to the mark ;)

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vistamike
vistamike
Posts: 10945

We have the tools;


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