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November 16, 2010 12:32:23 PM

I'm thinking of these 2 hard drives, doesn't matter the price. I just comparing these 2 hard drives.
The Western Digtital WD Elements 2TB External Hard Drive - Black (WDBAAU0020)

http://tinyurl.com/2d222w8

and the
Seagate - FreeAgent GoFlex Desk 2TB External USB 2.0/3.0 Hard Drive - Black.

http://tinyurl.com/284fvfz

Which of these 2 are better.
I know that the Seagate has the goplex and I just want to make sure that both will last me a long time as my other hard drives.

Also do you recommend a 2TB. I have a 1.5TB WD and it's a year old and a 750GB Seagate that is around 3-4 years.

Thank You.

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November 16, 2010 2:53:47 PM

I've never owned a seagate that's lasted more than a year before dying or getting corrupt data due to very heavy use. I now ONLY by western digital because I've never had a single one go wrong. My vote would be to get the WD.
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November 16, 2010 11:52:51 PM

I got a five year old seagate. But saying that, I got 2 WDs sam age as well.
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November 17, 2010 7:20:40 AM

I'm sure many get along with Seagate okay, but they're normally only bought because they are cheaper than WD. The Western Digital Black have better performance, lower heat, lower noise - and in my case at least - last for longer.
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November 17, 2010 8:11:56 AM

WD is a safe bet any day.
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November 17, 2010 11:24:24 AM

acer0169 said:
The Western Digital Black have better performance, lower heat, lower noise - and in my case at least - last for longer.

We are talking about external drives. The performance of the WD Blacks is largely wasted in this application.
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November 17, 2010 11:44:06 AM

jsc said:
We are talking about external drives. The performance of the WD Blacks is largely wasted in this application.


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USB 2
Not likely to get more than 35-40 MBs out of these.
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November 17, 2010 3:52:32 PM

My seagate has bad sectors after just a year of use. I am never touching their hardware again!
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November 17, 2010 5:29:43 PM

jsc said:
We are talking about external drives. The performance of the WD Blacks is largely wasted in this application.


Who said he's not using USB 3.0 or eSATA?

If the OP is only using USB 2.0 then yeah - the Black is wasted on it, and I would get a caviar Green instead.
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November 17, 2010 10:06:43 PM

acer0169 said:
Who said he's not using USB 3.0 or eSATA?

If the OP is only using USB 2.0 then yeah - the Black is wasted on it, and I would get a caviar Green instead.


The Freeagent is USB 2.0. Lowest common denominator. :) 
It does depend on the implementation though. I'll have a look at reviews.
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November 19, 2010 4:00:42 AM

I might just get the Seagate as I'm guaranteed that I would get it as I might not want to stay up all night for the Target WD Elements on Black Friday.

Also I don't mind if one has USB 2.0 or 3.0. I'm fine with the speeds.

Thanks

Also if there are objections about Seagate Goplex let me know. As it's hard to say as mentioned above both have worked good so it's hard too choose when both brands have been good.
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