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Which to choose, advice needed please!

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Hi there,

I plan to buy a 2TB external hard drive and need some advice on which to choose. I found some for around £50-70 which were Western Digital, Toshiba, Samsung, Seagate

I have done some research and read bad things about Seagate mostly, but I couldn't find which one was the best to go for, everything just seems to be talking about not going for Seagate..
so I though I should ask the experts.. what I really need to know is which brand is most reliable and the best choice really and any other advice I would really appreciate,

Thank you

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They're all commodity products at this point, buy whatever's cheapest or happens to strike your fancy.

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I've had much better luck with Seagate externals than with WD. I routinely buy Seagate externals just to harvest the mechanisms. So there's a pro-Seagate anecdote for you.

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i had a WD Passport essentials which crashed in less than a year.. the body of that HDD was kinda fragile and prone to scratches and shocks... better than that is a seagate HDD which has rugged feel to it... it also has an adapter that can be connected o the sata port of desktop motherboards... so u get a hard drive than can be used with ur dektop and laptop...

hope this helps!!!

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longest warranty.

go for one with a 5 year warranty,

keep a back up your data and check the discs every month or so for errors with the official software ie datalifeguard WD.

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longest warranty.

go for one with a 5 year warranty,

keep a back up your data and check the discs every month or so for errors with the official software ie datalifeguard WD.

Most I found was 3 years on the samsung one, but apparently samsung are now owned by seagate so I should avoid the samsung?

I cannot find one with a 5 year warranty, is there such a hard drive?

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Probably not in this class...and there's no reason to avoid the Seagate. You'll either have a problem or you won't, doesn't matter which brand you go with.

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