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Old 07-20-2010, 06:42 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Help buying an external HD (and the difference between these 2 Seagate ones?)

Hi guys...

I'm considering purchasing an external hard drive..i have hundreds of backed up DVDs, and my 1.5 TB is still nearly at full capacity!

Anyways, I was wondering what exactly is the difference between these 2 Seagate ones (especially given the price difference)

Seagate Expansion Portable Drives | Seagate
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FreeAgent Go: Sleek & Stylish Portable & External Storage Hard Drives | Seagate

I found the 500 GB of the first one for $88, while the 500 GB of the 2nd one is for $115! (though, a 640 GB of the 2nd one is for $107..weird)

Does anyone know what exactly is the difference between the 2, 500 GB ones? (to justify a $27 difference?)

PS: I also found this 500 GB WD one for around $98

My Passport Elite 500 GB USB 2.0 Hard Drives ( WDBAAC5000ACH )

Any preference between Seagate and WD?

Thanks!
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Default Re: Help buying an external HD (and the difference between these 2 Seagate ones?)

I can not see a difference between the Seagates. I think those are just different models that were made at a different time.

As for models, I trust both WD and Seagate. I prefer WD over Seagate, but that is only my personal opinion, as 90% of all my HDDs are WD. If money was a factor, I'd go with either.

Also IMO, externals that come with AC power cord are safer than the USB powered.
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