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 125 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 125 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: ForumSeagate FreeAgent 500gb external -inaccessible-missing partition ForumWD passport 500gb vs. seagate freeagent go 500gb ForumWd 500gb external hard drive wrong power supply ForumWD 500gb External HD ForumSeagate ST3500641AS 500GB Internal Hard Drive Crash ForumSeagate 500gb goflex not detected ForumWhich external HD?: WD or Seagate or? Forum500GB seagate external hardisk issue ForumShould i upgrade from 500 GB Seagate to 2TB WD ForumCan my WD 500gb external HD be used to do a mirror image backup ForumSeagate 500gb external hard drive 0x8007045D I/O device error Forum320GB 7500 WD vs 500GB Seagate 7500 laptop hard drive ForumSeagate free agent external hard disk 500gb ForumWhere can i buy PCB for 500GB WD External HDD? ForumSeagate Goflex Pro 500gb vs WD My Passport Elite 750gb ForumSeagate 500gb external drive running and recognized, but won't open ForumBest SSD Of 2013, Which is it? ForumExternal HDD for two laptops. Which one? ForumSetting up external drive for main storage? ForumSeagate malaysia More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !