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#1 daic

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Posted 16 March 2011 - 12:32 AM

((It seems this section deals with external devices, please let me know if this is the wrong place for this.))

Going to purchase an External Hard Drive for my brother (HD in his computer is only 80GB) for some extra storage space.
Will be going with a 250GB or 300GB Hard Drive.

Western Digital seems to be a decent brand, and is reliable.
Seagate seems decent, but not as sure about their product reliability.
Not sure about other brands.

My question is if anyone has had good luck with any other brands for an external HD?
I ask because I am wanting to widen my search when looking for a HD to purchase.


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Posted 16 March 2011 - 12:37 AM

In my experience Seagate is the more reliable drive. I would go with them, but others have had better luck with Western Digital.

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Posted 16 March 2011 - 12:50 AM

In my experience Seagate is the more reliable drive. I would go with them, but others have had better luck with Western Digital.


Thanks for your input.
Are there any other companies that have a good track record? (like Seagate and Western Digital)

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Posted 16 March 2011 - 12:55 AM

Its pretty much hit and run with drive makers. Its like car shopping, some people prefer GM over Ford or Dodge over GM.




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