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I need to get a large external Hard Drive to replace one i just lost and back up my entire Hard Disk before I change it.

I'm choosing between two, does anyone know which is better?

Seagate FreeAgent Go 1 TB USB 2.0 Portable Hard Drive

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Western Digital My Passport Essential 1TB USB 2.0 Portable External Hard Drive

it needs to be portable and 1TB so these two seem to be pretty good, im not an expert and have no experience with drives of this size.

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I need to get a large external Hard Drive to replace one i just lost and back up my entire Hard Disk before I change it.

I'm choosing between two, does anyone know which is better?

Seagate FreeAgent Go 1 TB USB 2.0 Portable Hard Drive

or

Western Digital My Passport Essential 1TB USB 2.0 Portable External Hard Drive

it needs to be portable and 1TB so these two seem to be pretty good, im not an expert and have no experience with drives of this size.



Hey! monogrim7.

I've first hand experience with Seagate. Their new policy has some real annoying warranty issues.
Firstly, if at all something goes wrong with your drive, you need to download their drive analysis tool.
If it can detect any errors, they will fix it or give you a replacement. Duh!
Now, if it CANNOT (pardon the caps) then, you are no longer their liability and they will NEITHER repair your drive NOR replace it! Duh!
Well, even if it goes "kaput" within fifteen days of your purchase, this holds true.

In my humble opinion, you can (and probably should) go in for Western Digital.
They have on site warranty, and their drives perform better than the Seagate At least.

I have switched from providing Seagate to (.........), to Western Digital.

Hence, I recommend you the same, after having a first hand experience.

Regards,
Freaky Chokra

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Hey! monogrim7.

I've first hand experience with Seagate. Their new policy has some real annoying warranty issues.
Firstly, if at all something goes wrong with your drive, you need to download their drive analysis tool.
If it can detect any errors, they will fix it or give you a replacement. Duh!
Now, if it CANNOT (pardon the caps) then, you are no longer their liability and they will NEITHER repair your drive NOR replace it! Duh!
Well, even if it goes "kaput" within fifteen days of your purchase, this holds true.

In my humble opinion, you can (and probably should) go in for Western Digital.
They have on site warranty, and their drives perform better than the Seagate At least.

I have switched from providing Seagate to (.........), to Western Digital.

Hence, I recommend you the same, after having a first hand experience.

Regards,
Freaky Chokra

Thank You for the Reply, i did not realise seagate's policy worked like that.
Right well i'm going to get the Western Digital Hopefully

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Thank You for the Reply, i did not realise seagate's policy worked like that.
Right well i'm going to get the Western Digital Hopefully


You are most welcome.
I'm glad, I was of any help by providing you with important information.
Not everyone knows that Seagate has turned into a nasty experience.

Happy Buying!

Regards,
Freaky Chokra

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Thanks, I should be ordering it in a day or two, my Debit Card has been bled dry by this Drive and my Internal. ;)
Oh well, hope it arrives before my new internal HD arives otherwise i'm gonna have to wait ;)

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My experience has been that WD drives are terrible and not mac friendly. I've had two just die on my..not wanting to work on a Mac.

My experience has been that WD drives are terrible and not mac friendly. I've had two just die on my..not wanting to work on a Mac.

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Got the Seagate, it is awesome.
Portable 1TB = awesome

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I prefer the Western Digital.

My iMac's system drive (generic 320GB WD) crashed last month and I replaced it with Western Digital 1TB Caviar Black. Not having problems lately.





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