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 126 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 126 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 Seagate FreeAgent 500gb external -inaccessible-missing partition Forum WD passport 500gb vs. seagate freeagent go 500gb Forum Wd 500gb external hard drive wrong power supply Forum WD 500gb External HD Forum Seagate ST3500641AS 500GB Internal Hard Drive Crash Forum Seagate 500gb goflex not detected Forum Which external HD?: WD or Seagate or? Forum 500GB seagate external hardisk issue Forum Should i upgrade from 500 GB Seagate to 2TB WD Forum Can my WD 500gb external HD be used to do a mirror image backup Forum Seagate 500gb external hard drive 0x8007045D I/O device error Forum 320GB 7500 WD vs 500GB Seagate 7500 laptop hard drive Forum Seagate free agent external hard disk 500gb Forum Where can i buy PCB for 500GB WD External HDD? Forum Seagate Goflex Pro 500gb vs WD My Passport Elite 750gb Forum Seagate 500gb external drive running and recognized, but won't open Forum Best SSD Of 2013, Which is it? Forum External HDD for two laptops. Which one? Forum Setting up external drive for main storage? Forum Seagate malaysia Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !