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Which external hard drive to pick? Western Digital or Seagate?

Last response: in Storage
January 1, 2010 3:27:51 AM

Can someone knowledgeable help me by telling me which of the following 3 external hard drives would be the better choice in terms of value and reliability.

1) Western Digital 1TB My Book Essential, 2 year warranty,
WDBAAF0010HBK -113.99
2) Western Digital 1.5TB My Book Home Edition, 3 year warranty,
WD15000H1CS - 139.99
3) Seagate 1.5TB Free Agent, 5 year warranty,
ST315005FDB2E1 - 139.99

I don't really need the included security software or backup software since I will just save the files that I want to be saved. If the choice was just between these 3, which would it be? I tried doing a google search and reading customer reviews on retailer sites, but it is very confusing. Some people will have good things to say and others will have bad things to say about each one. A friend of mine told me to keep #2 since he and a few other people he knows have owned and still own several Western Digital external drives with no problems.
Thanks for the help.

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a c 122 G Storage
August 16, 2012 7:55:48 PM

I have had two Seagate external drives and both failed in less than 3 months. I have three WD drives I have had for years. If it were me I'd go with a WD drive.
a c 180 G Storage
August 16, 2012 10:58:48 PM

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a c 180 G Storage
August 16, 2012 10:58:55 PM

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