WD or Seagate ( 500GB ) external Tags: Hard Drives Western Digital Seagate Storage Last response: April 28, 2010 12:12 PM in Storage Share WD or Seagate ( 500GB ) external Total: 5 votes (3 blank votes) WD 100 % Seagate 0 % joymanavath April 28, 2010 9:52:25 AM hi guys .. looking to get a new HDD, can't choose between a WD or Seagate, i have guys with WD and have no issue, but others recommend Seagate all the way .. help??? I have heard the seagate, Plug and use is only available for Windows Thanks in advance .... More about : seagate 500gb external sub mesa a c 127 G Storage April 28, 2010 10:01:09 AM I'd say it makes little difference. As long as they both are single-platter 500GB disks. sparteca April 28, 2010 11:51:52 AM they both are good, i suggest anythng which is external powered and not usb powered for maximum performance. i have had usb powered seagate to stop responding and loss of files through transfers in case of laptops. high volume such as 500GB, i wont have it usb powered. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer sub mesa a c 127 G Storage April 28, 2010 12:12:05 PM 3.5" disks can't be USB powered. USB delivers 5W while 3.5" disks need 30W to spinup. Only 2.5" external disks can be USB powered. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedWD 500GB SATA3 16MB cache vs Seagate 1TB 32MB CACHE SATA3 for gaming Forum SolvedSeagate 500gb External HDD - Unallocated, Unaccessible - Being read as 2TB - Forum SolvedWD 320gb my passport essential vs Seagate 500gb Forum Solved:)New OS drive, Seagate 500GB or WD Black 640GB? Forum Bought External Hard Drive on eBay, Seagate FreeAgent Desktop 500GB, can't install Forum SolvedHow to repair seagate 500gb external hard drive Forum SolvedSeagate Barracuda 500GB 7200.12 External (9sf2a2-500) - Can I swap pcb Forum SolvedWD 500GB Passport external drive(Urgent) Forum WD Black 750GB or Seagate Momentous XT 500GB Forum 500gb seagate or canvio or wd passport Forum WD 500gb External, not initialized and showing 0 capacity. Need some help. Forum WD My Passport 500GB external hard drive shows up as local disk and lags Forum My seagate 500gb external hard drive has disappeared from my computer and disk management . All I can do is remove it safely . Forum 320GB 7500 WD vs 500GB Seagate 7500 laptop hard drive Forum copy paste preblem in seagate free agent go 500gb external hard drive Forum Seagate Goflex Pro 500gb vs WD My Passport Elite 750gb Forum Broken Seagate external hard drive (500gb) Forum Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB(16MB) Vs. WD Caviar Black 500GB (32MB) Forum WD passport 500gb vs. seagate freeagent go 500gb Forum SolvedWD 500gb External HD Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !