External Drive Recommendations?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by ECUpirate44, May 26, 2010.

  1. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603

    ECUpirate44

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    Does anyone have a preference? Click Free, Seagate, or Western digital? Anyone have bad experiences with any of these drives?

    I am considering: All 500GB

    clickfree C2N
    Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Ultra-portable Drive
    Westen Digital My Passport for Mac

    Thanks!
     
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    ECUpirate44

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  3. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Probably, it's been a while since I've looked at the list. I don't put too much stock in brands... every manufacturer is as bad as any other. Just make sure the drive has a 5-year warranty. WD and Seagate have the easiest return procedures.

    I buy drives expecting them to fail; get a bare internal drive and an external enclosure. When the first drive fails you can just swap in a new one.
     
  4. flipangle macrumors regular

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    I have have had failures with internal drives from both WD and Seagate. I used to swear by Seagate. Not anymore. A few months ago I bought an external Seagate drive. It was dead on arrival. Afterwards, I looked up the reviews for the drive on Amazon and many other people had similar problems. I don't know how the Seagate internal drives are but apparently their external drives are currently not reliable. Stick with WD for external drives. I have had several for several years with no failures yet.
     

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