wd my passport 3.0 2TB or Lacie Rugged mini USB 3.0 2TB


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Original poster
Jun 27, 2017
hello everyone I got my new Macbook pro 2015 15 and I need help for decide to buy external hard drive to use with music and video and I wanna decide between wd my passport 3.0 2TB 150 euro or Lacie Rugged mini USB 3.0 2TB 159 euro with one is better

pleas I need help
thank u


macrumors 68000
Nov 5, 2010
Flip a coin... Honestly other than one having a more rugged case than the other, there is no difference.
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Staff member
Jan 23, 2005
Flip a coin... Honestly other than one having a more rugged case than the other, there is no difference.
Yep.. I agree with Shaun here OP. These things are all pretty much the same. Just decide what size you need and grab what is on sale.


macrumors 68020
Jan 23, 2017
  • Which one has the better warranty?
  • Which one can be easily removed from the enclosure in case the SATA bridge fails?
  • Is this drive going to be used frequently on the go or in a single, static location? (if portable, this favors the LaCie - or even better, virtually any decent SSD)
  • Will this data be stored on the MacBook's local hard drive or another external media source?
  • Is one available with a USB-C connector for about the same price? (this is a far, far, far more durable connector than some previous USB mini/micro versions, and can be used with your MBP with just a USB-A -->C cable - the added durability and reversible operation of USB-C is IMO highly desirable, especially if the HDD itself cannot easily be removed from the enclosure.)

Right now for 2.5 inch drives I favor the WD Black 2.5 because it comes with a 5 year warranty, is a 7200 RPM drive, and is not priced much differently than 5400 RPM drives with 2 or 3 year warranties. The significance of the 5 year warranty is that it covers the drive during a period where it is much likelier to fail (years 4/5 appear to have much higher failure rates than 2-3 - so, if it fails during this time, you get yourself a free replacement.) However, IIRC they top out at 1 TB currently. (The larger capacity WD Blue 2.5s only have something like a 2 year warranty, so I see no real advantage over any other brand unless its pricing is lower at the time of purchase.)
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