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adityavpratap 03-20-2013 09:01 AM

which 1 TB hard disk to purchase!

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,

#root 03-20-2013 09:53 AM

western digital

H_TeXMeX_H 03-20-2013 11:00 AM

It's a matter of personal experience and taste. I would buy Seagate.

Janus_Hyperion 03-20-2013 11:09 AM

I have had excellent performance and durability with Western Digital. My preference would be Western Digital.

adityavpratap 03-20-2013 11:18 AM

Anyone here using Transcend 1 TB external hdd? If so, how do you rate this one.

michaelk 03-20-2013 11:18 AM

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.

H_TeXMeX_H 03-20-2013 11:23 AM

The external ones I have are also seagate.

adityavpratap 03-21-2013 05:05 AM

Thank you all for your valuable and prompt suggestions!

colucix 03-21-2013 05:31 AM

Moved: This thread is more suitable in General and has been moved accordingly to help your thread/question get the exposure it deserves.

PrinceCruise 03-21-2013 06:57 AM

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.


dugan 03-21-2013 11:40 AM

Western Digital. I've had multiple Seagate drives fail on me when still new.

oskar 03-21-2013 07:44 PM

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.

Emerson 03-21-2013 08:09 PM

All hard drives can fail. The RMA process with WD is straightforward. The RMA with Seagate is a pita.

oskar 03-21-2013 10:29 PM

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.

Basher52 03-22-2013 06:38 AM

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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