Alrighty folks, I need to invest in a new HDD for an external enclosure since I finally got my PC business up and running (not sure if any of you remember that thread--probably a good 6-9 months ago!...) and I'll need to have a means of back up for clients. As always, there's that age old question of WD or Seagate! Now, I've been using Seagate forever....the last 5-6 drives I'd say, but I'm not opposed to change. I'm not a "fanboy" of Seagate, however, I did just notice they offer a 5 year warranty instead of a 3 year warrany like WD. I need a 500GB drive and 90-100 dollars is just fine for a price. These are the two I'm debating on:
Seagate 500GB Drive w/ 32MB of Cache - 5 yr warranty - $100
WD 500GB Drive w/ 16MB of Cache - 3 yr warranty - $90
Speed isn't an issue since it won't be used for anything but storage, and USB transfer is slow anyways. I'm not fussy about waiting an extra 2 or 3 minutes to transfer files...I'm more about reliability, even if you pay more. I guess that's why I've been choosing Seagate! Also, I don't keep up with the HD world, but I could also choose to wait if there are new HDD's coming that would drop the prices of these drives, or increase quality of new drives!
Here's the enclosure I think I'm going with. It'll have USB support since most clients don't have eSATA, but It'll also have eSATA for fast transfer with my computer and other high-end systems with eSATA installed. It also comes with a fan to keep things cool:
Thanks for your help!
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