That being said, I bought a LaCie porsche design 1TB external HDD, but it seems it was designed BEFORE Seagate took over LaCie. TorturdChaos I have had very good luck with WD Black hdd, specifically their 1TB drives. The Seagate drives start strong, but die off at a consistently higher rate, with a burst of deaths near the 20-month mark." The study includes data on 15 drive models totaling Just thought I would throw in my experience... Source
The car was shaking when it started up like there was an earth quake, than the shaking stopped while driving fast. In contrast we have tons of old dells with western digital's that are several years old. And in my experience Western Digital is usually cheaper than Seagate. Just because it doesn't have moving parts doesn't mean a drop or sharp impact won't total it. https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/175089-who-makes-the-most-reliable-hard-drives
The only separation of the drives from the concrete being the bottom of the cardboard box!!!!! Reply -1 flirkann @flirkann Jan 22, 2014, 1:18pm Makes sense - the brand with a reputation for running hotter than the competition would be expected to have life expectancy issues when They aren't exactly the fastest (2.0 version) but that is the only problem. HGST has the lowest failure rate again in 2014.
Funny news is I realized my laptop has a Seagate hard drive. It changes all the time as to who makes the most reliable drives. Try foam cushioning under external drives, or some cushioning arrangement for computers. Most Reliable Portable Hard Drive I swear by WD.
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