What is a better external hard drive

Posted on 2011-09-29
Last Modified: 2012-06-21
Both 3 TB

USB 2.0 with 3 year warranty (Seagete Black Armor)
USB 3.0 with 2 year warranty (Seagate GoFlex Desk)
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by:Computer Guy
ID: 36816874
They are both the same price too.
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by:Joseph Daly
ID: 36816900
Id go with the USB 3.0. More than likely the warranty will never be used and even if you do use it you will probably care more about your lost data than the actual physical hardware being replaced.

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psantiangeli earned 500 total points
ID: 36816920
Seagate Black Armor seems to be a NAS not usb, can you linke the page?
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ID: 36816928
I too would go with USB 3.0.

I wouldn't recommend buying "Seagate" hard drives.

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by:Computer Guy
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Whats the matter with Seagate if you don't mind me asking?
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ID: 36817028
Get something like this:

or this:

Then you are free with the actual HD you choose, and also flexible in a warranty case.
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ID: 36817169
I have had nothing but issues with Seagate.

Issues with overheating, DOA, and Seagate just dropped the warranty from 5 years to 3 years on certain drives.

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by:Computer Guy
ID: 36817234
what do you recommend then?

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