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Seagate Backup Plus 3TB vs. WD My Book Essentials 3TB


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#1 rdallas

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 08:07 PM

I've bought both of them. I got the Seagate for $99 and the WD for $119

I someone started scaring me about how crappy the Seagate is so can I get some opinions? Five years ago I bought some 200GB General Brand HD and its still alive. I've had a 2TB WD for 1.5yrs and its doing great (fingers crossed), My brother has a 1tb WD and its doing doo too. I've never bought a Seagate so please let me know what you think between the two.

Which one do you think is better? (i don't care about features, I care more about quality of the HD)
Which is do you think is more likely to fail more quickly

Seagate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822178110

WD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136749

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 10:41 AM

Both manufacturers make good products, but all manufacturers of hdds have failures. There are those that have experienced a failure and have made the decision that the manufacturer makes a poor product. The truth of the matter is that no matter how good their quality control is there are always going to infant mortalities after a product is installed, it happens.

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 11:20 AM

Well, of the two you linked the user reviews are better for the Seagate.

Having said that I use WD, Seagate, and Hitachi for externals. Hitachi has been bought out however.

Knock wood, No real problems with any of them.

By no real problems I mean no premature death or problems. I do not expect any drive to last forever. With Hard Drives it is not a question of if it will die, it is when it will die. Lately I've been buying 2TB USB3 based on price. I do have some 3Tb too. I just don't trust them as much as the 2TB.

Anything important need to be in three places.
1. On the Computer hard drives.
2. On a External drive
3. On Optical media.

I've been using BluRay disks for #3.

The best drives die.

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 06:23 PM

Just to add to rotor's post another solution is "cloud" based backup. Most all of automated ones require a subscription however. The benefit of cloud based back up's is the automation and security of the data. The connection to the back up servers is encrypted and back up locations have back up redundancy.

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 07:16 PM

When the external hard drive dies, how would you get the data off of it?

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 09:14 PM

Barbarino asked

When the external hard drive dies, how would you get the data off of it?


Since the suggested method had three backups.

Anything important needs to be in three places.
1. On the Computer hard drives.
2. On a External drive
3. On Optical media.
suggested by Sneakycyber was a 4th
4. "cloud" based backup

You don't try and get the data off of it. You just take a new one and copy off of either the two remaining backups. That is why I suggested 3 backups for important data. A Much simpler process than trying to do data recovery.

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 08:45 PM

western digital!




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