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Which one is better in term of life and reliability Seagate and WD

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If you really want something durable go for an HGST drive. I have 4 of them running non-stop for the last 4 years. But to answer your question, have a look at Blackblaze stats:

https://www.backblaze.com/blog/hard-drive-stats-for-2017/

Now, these are NOT consumer drives but these stats pretty much reflect the overall reliability of a drive. 

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While both are about the same, just make sure that a USB external drive is not your sole backup and when using them on Windows machines use the safe eject to help avoid losing your data in a mishap, I second the motion on HGST drives. 

I have 20 in two arrays that have been on 24/7 for the past 4 years without a failure.  Yup, I know that I just jinxed myself.  :)

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