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Old March 15th 18, 01:30 PM posted to alt.windows7.general,alt.comp.os.windows-8,alt.comp.os.windows-10
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Default External hard drive advice please

On Wed, 14 Mar 2018 20:17:39 -0400, Wolf K
wrote:

I'm looking for another external drive or two. My usual source has both
Seagate/Lacie and Western Digital. It looks like 1 or 2TB are the
smallest ones these days. Price range is around $50 to $100 per terabyte.

Lacie prices are double Seagate models of same capacity - is Lacie the
better quality version of Seagate?


Seagate hard disks tend to be the most unreliable. However, I've had a
WD Black drive last me no more than 8 months (there's a three-year
warranty though) in a laptop.

Western Digital models are generally in same price range as Seagate.

Or should I look at other brands? I'm willing to spend up to about
$100/terabyte for greater reliability.

All advice and recommendations gratefully received and carefully considered.


I doubt Hitachi makes external HDs of any kind but their disks seem to
be the most reliable. If they cost the same though, I'd still choose
WD over Seagate.
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