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      03-28-2011, 01:56 PM   #17
ragingclue
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I've had a couple bad run-ins with Seagate drives and have used exclusively WD ever since. I don't know if they've gotten better (Seagate) in the past few years since I stopped using them, or if my failures were an isolated incident, but the impression I've received from guys I've talked to who see a lot of drives is that WD hold up better. Also, I don't like 2.5" externals unless the portability is a big thing. I've had bad experiences with those and failure rates higher and more severe than externals with the 3.5" non-USB-powered drives. I guess I just hate the notion of trying to power a HDD out of a USB connection.