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WD or Seagate ( 500GB ) external

Total: 5 votes (3 blank votes)

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  • Seagate
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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 ....

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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.
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.
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.