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Old 03-20-2013, 10:01 AM   #1
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which 1 TB hard disk to purchase!


Hi!I

I am planning to purchase a 1 TB external hard disk. I am finding it to decide between Western Digital and Seagate. Any suggestions?

Thanking in advance,
 
Old 03-20-2013, 10:53 AM   #2
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western digital

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Old 03-20-2013, 12:00 PM   #3
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It's a matter of personal experience and taste. I would buy Seagate.
 
Old 03-20-2013, 12:09 PM   #4
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I have had excellent performance and durability with Western Digital. My preference would be Western Digital.
 
Old 03-20-2013, 12:18 PM   #5
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Anyone here using Transcend 1 TB external hdd? If so, how do you rate this one.
 
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BTW the OP is inquiring about external not internal drives.

As already stated it is a matter of taste. I have both but prefer Seagate too.
 
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The external ones I have are also seagate.
 
Old 03-21-2013, 06:05 AM   #8
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Thank you all for your valuable and prompt suggestions!
 
Old 03-21-2013, 06:31 AM   #9
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Moved: This thread is more suitable in General and has been moved accordingly to help your thread/question get the exposure it deserves.
 
Old 03-21-2013, 07:57 AM   #10
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For what its worth, I have both WD(250GB) and Seagate(500GB) since more than 2 years, all's well so far.
Its just a matter of getting a right deal at your location.

Regards.
 
Old 03-21-2013, 12:40 PM   #11
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Western Digital. I've had multiple Seagate drives fail on me when still new.
 
Old 03-21-2013, 08:44 PM   #12
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I've had multiple WD drives fail on me... Seagate never failed me.
I guess nobody has a proper sample size Someone should make a database. Until then prolly go with the cheapest one with a warrenty.
My main priority for home pc use is noise level. If you have a somewhat decent cpu fan and power supply, the hard drives become the main source of noise pollution.

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Old 03-21-2013, 09:09 PM   #13
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All hard drives can fail. The RMA process with WD is straightforward. The RMA with Seagate is a pita.
 
Old 03-21-2013, 11:29 PM   #14
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I don't know what an RMA or a pita is, but I like to make sure that I can return broken hardware to the store I bought it from and have them deal with it. Even amazon handles that for you if you insist... at least in EU. Just check the return policies.
 
Old 03-22-2013, 07:38 AM   #15
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I'd go for WD but I'd keep away from the "Green" disks.
I've had 5 of those that got bad blocks within a year so know I'm using "Black" and so far none of those has any errors on them.
 
  


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