Solved i have a wd essential external harddrive need to get a new one should I stay with same brand Tags: Western Digital External Hard Drive Storage Toshiba Last response: April 27, 2014 9:48 AM in Storage Share Butterfly90250 April 27, 2014 8:59:23 AM I am replacing my external hard drive I purchased a Toshiba 500GB is this a good brand. Should I stay with WD essential can anyone tell me which brand has better options More about : essential external harddrive stay brand Reply to Butterfly90250 Best solution Phillip Corcoran a c 245 G Storage April 27, 2014 9:47:39 AM My own experience: Bought a Toshiba portable 3 years ago - - it failed within 6 months. Then bought a WD My Passport, no problems with it at all, still working after more than 2 years. Now, some people will no doubt have had the opposite experience as all makes of drive can have bad batches leaving the factory. But I can only speak from my experience, not someone else's. Reply to Phillip Corcoran Share IRyannHD April 27, 2014 9:48:35 AM WD are better than Toshiba I would definitely always pick WD, the Toshiba will work but from performance, reliability and customer service I would pick WD. Reply to IRyannHD m 0 l Ask the community Post an answer Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !