Seagate or Wertern Digital 500GB External Drive?

Discussion in 'polls' started by Warlockz, Dec 25, 2009.

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Wich of the 2 External Hard Drives is most Reliable?

Poll closed Feb 23, 2010.
  1. 500GB Seagate Expansion 3.5" USB HD

    45.8%
  2. 500GB WD My Book Essential External HD

    54.2%
  1. Warlockz

    Warlockz Registered Member

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    I'm wondering from user perspectives and experience which is the most reliable of the 2 drives, other advice is always welcome....

    And which Model/Model's are recommend!

    I do recommend Seagate FreeAgent Go 320GB Drives, with a dock! But I'm trying to upgrade to some 500GB drives without having to pay the extra $ it will cost for the freeagent drives...

    I already know Seagate has had nothing but problems with their 1+TB Expansion USB drives, but I haven't seen much user review about the 500GB Expansion USB drives yet?
     
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  2. Carver

    Carver Registered Member

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    I have a 330 Gig USB external HD which I use for backups with Acronis. I've had no problems with it so far.
     
  3. aigle

    aigle Registered Member

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    Wat about Seaget FreeAgentGo, smart n slim? Comes in 1 TB too.
     
  4. YeOldeStonecat

    YeOldeStonecat Registered Member

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    Both great HD brands in my experience, get whichever one your favorite online store has a good price on the day you go shopping.
     
  5. loli22

    loli22 Registered Member

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    i have 250GB WD and i do not like it for its sleep mode and other little things.
     
  6. icr

    icr Registered Member

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    Both are good brands check their prices in stores near you.
     
  7. chrisretusn

    chrisretusn Registered Member

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    To echo some other post. Both are good.
     
  8. Noob

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    Both are good!
    But all my HDD have been WD and they've never failed ONCE!! :D
    . . . Still :D
     
  9. sir_carew

    sir_carew Registered Member

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    Usually I'm very faithful with a brand that gives me good results. Maxtor and Quantum HDD (none of these exist today) failed me. Although I don't have experience with WD HDs, I love Seagate, never gave me a problem.
    No words about MSI, a brand that only gave me headaches :mad:
    Only ASUS for me now :cool:
     
  10. firzen771

    firzen771 Registered Member

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    i own the western digital mybook and 1 thing ill say is... its BULKY and kinda on the slow side, at least from personal experience.
     
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