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Which of theese 2 external drives would you've chosen?

http://www.komplett.no/k/ki.aspx?sku=753199

http://www.komplett.no/k/ki.aspx?sku=638783
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Originally Posted by sonarctica View Post

Which of theese 2 external drives would you've chosen?

http://www.komplett.no/k/ki.aspx?sku=753199

http://www.komplett.no/k/ki.aspx?sku=638783

If they are the same price, I would say go with the more reliable, which in the case of external drives is Seagate in my personal experience. If they were internal drives and the same price, I would say go with WD, but that isn't the case.
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Ok, cause seagate where cheaper, but i have most experience with elements since the elements 1.5tb i bought 3-4 years ago is now my internal drive and still in a perfect state.
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WD has 10x better customer service and the drives in the enclosures are internal drives


WD all day every day
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I swear, hard drive manufacturers are more polarizing than politics.

I've had nothing but good luck with WD and Seagate both, but I'd go for the Seagate. Warranty is important too, but they're probably the same.
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Originally Posted by DrBrogbo View Post

I swear, hard drive manufacturers are more polarizing than politics.

I've had nothing but good luck with WD and Seagate both, but I'd go for the Seagate. Warranty is important too, but they're probably the same.

No, no they aren't

http://www.overclock.net/t/931370/western-digital-vs-seagate-rma-showdown/0_100
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Oh please, that's hardly a fair comparison.

Saying that WD is the winner of a category because they sent back a larger hard drive than was sent in? Or that they won the category because they let you print a UPS label right from the site?

Not only are the differences negligible at best, but that information is over 2 years old now (do you think WD hasn't cut any costs in their returns department?).

I dealt with Seagate's RMA service a few years back when I accidentally knocked an external hard drive on the ground (which I admitted to them), and not only was it much faster than 4 days shipping to get my new drive (I had it on my doorstep in 2 days), but the $10 cross-shipping charge included the return shipping (and label) to send the drive back to Seagate.

Plus, the original hard drive's 5 year warranty (which no WD drive offered) transferred to the new drive automatically.
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