And all of them have failed within a week of purchase, I bought the 1st one 4 weeks ago, and for the next 4 weeks once a week I’ve exchanged one dead one for one new one.
After all of this I have now bought a WD because I do not want to deal with this again, now being a curious person I wanted to know what drives where being used in these so I started looking at 2TB internal HD models (Seagate obviously) and low and behold there is an internal clone with the exact symptoms of failure as all 4 of my externals. THE CLICKS OF DOOM!
i have 2 freeagents, both are still working in perfect condition; i bought one >4 years ago, and another last year. I personally trust seagate externals more than western digital; many of my hallmates in my dorm last year had western digital mybooks and probably half of them failed. I've also never met someone personally with a seagate failure. in any case; it's personal preference