Local shop has Seagate for 2200 B and Toshiba for 1850 B. Anyone know if one brand is preferable. I'm leaning toward Seagate based on a couple of reviews. Thanks for any advice.
Seagate has a couple of plants in Thailand so you'd be buying 'local'.
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You don't mention the rpm of the respective drives...
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I didn't notice the rpm. Some reviewers said the noise level from Seagate can be distracting. I guess it must be whizzing around faster than Toshiba.
Is rpm an important factor?
That kind of rings a bell. A reviewer mentioned that some drives are fine for backup only but not so good if you are going to work directly from them.
Strictly backup for me. I think you are doing a great job for someone who is not a techie type. Thanks for your help.
I would go for seagate, i have one, its pretty good. No problems so far, and ive had it for around 3 years.
I never looked or considered rmps, but my Seagate is a terrabyte and still quiet as a mouse...2 years old.
or pPms, even
Thanks, any particular speed preferable if I only use it for backup?
Terrabyte is about double the 500 right? Never mind. Googled.
GoFlex | External hard drive | Portable hard drive | Desktop Hard Drive | Backup Files | Seagate
Just checked, the highest is 1.5TB for ultra portable ones.