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Hello there!

I'm looking at getting a new backup drive.  The two above seem to be the most popular and high rated ones so I was wondering which one do you use and would you recommend it.

Thanks!

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I use the WD ones, I own about 5-6 or them. I actually have the 4TB one in my wishlist to order at some point as I want another one. This is the one I buy. I've had no issues with them (am on a Mac).

I also own these cases to keep them in for traveling and even just at home so that they don't get damaged.

I haven't tried the seagate ones, I'm sure they are fine though too.

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Depends on what you're looking for to be honest.

Are you looking for speed? Then Western Digital Black are the best of the physical hard drives. But they may be too much to be bothered with if you're just looking for something for business because their cost is fairly high but not as high as a solid state drive. I have a 2 terabyte one in my gaming rig. It's been several years though and I'm surprised it hasn't died on me since I'm very hard on my computers. 

Seagate would be my second choice after Western Digital. I believe Seagate offers hybrid setups though. That means part of it is an SSD (Solid State Drive) and the other part is a standard physical drive. I don't like these because the SSD tends to be very small and many programs still won't let you determine which drive to install on so it makes it fill up faster. 

My laptop has a 256gig SSD and it's much much faster than my WD Black but has less space. It's also brand new and more expensive than the WD Black. 

If you are looking to work with a standard non gaming physical Hard Drive then either Western Digital or Seagate would be fine. Standard drives don't have anything special about them, it's just personal preference. You will get that "whir" noise when it spins up. SSD are more expensive but they're faster and completely silent. 

I'm good with computers and build my own (except for laptops. Those are a special circumstance since they're so different). If you have any questions, I'm happy to help. I can even walk you through installing it yourself if you like. It's surprisingly easy but it's not a done and go thing. It needs to be tested to make sure it doesn't burn out after three days. 

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It's main use would be to backup files.  I have an old WD but 500mb is nothing these days so I have to get something with way more capacity.

Thanks for you feedback ladies!!

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