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Need avice on buying a external hard drive...


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#1 Clutch450

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 05:51 PM

Not sure if i'm putting this in the right place, but if it isn't will a mod/admin please move it. I'm kinda looking for some advice on buying a  external hardrive. The hard drives i'm looking at are these two:

 

Western Digital My Book 2TB

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0041OSQBG

 

Seagate Back up Plus 2TB

http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Backup-Desktop-External-STCA3000101/dp/B00829THQE

 

 

These two hard drives are within my price range and i was planning on buying one of them from a local sore instead of off Amazon because i want to see if i can find one of them at a better deal I plan on using it to back up music and other files (pdf, cbr, a few old iso's and some other stuff) Now i don't have much experience in buying external drives, but which is a better choice? I've heard some things about Seagate drives failing a lot, but some people say the same stuff abut WD. Are either one a good choice? Is there something specific i should be looking out for such as which brand has a better warranty? Also what is your experience with either of these drive(or brands)?

 

Thank you in advance for any help provided!


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#2 SpywareDoc

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 06:05 PM

Western Digital 2TB My Passport USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive (Black) - $122.90

It's small. I carry one in my back pocket.

 



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Posted 12 July 2013 - 06:16 PM

I was thinking about one of those too. How  long have you had yours and have you had any issues?



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Posted 12 July 2013 - 06:32 PM

Going on 2 years, no issues whatsoever.






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