I am thinking aboutr WD, Western Digital, because I have had nothing but problems with the Seagate Backup Plus.
But on Amazon there are several variants of the WD 2TB external HDD, with a huge spread in price.
I am wondering what the differences mean. I am willing spend the money to get something that really works reliably
system Sony Vaio Laptop(2011) 500 GB
Linux Mint 18.3 new install
What files system should I get the drive formatted for? Should I reformat? so does the files system it comes with matter?
The names of the different hard drives are "Elements" "My Passport"
One model is label "gaming storage"
Another model is labelled for Mac
Some are described as having USB 3.0 I think my computer is USB 2.0
One HDD is wireless. Would this be secure and would it work with an older laptop? A lot problems I have had with my Seagate Backup Plus had to do with the USB connection.
Any recommendations on choosing the more reliable product would be welcomed.
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