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I don't think they're too far apart, but it seems that WD has refined these backup drives because this drive hasn't received the tons of complaints the old ones did.

Super compact, same price point: http://www.amazon.com/Passport-Ultra-Portable-External-Backup/dp/B00E83X9P8/ref=pd_cp_pc_3 thumb.gif


The seagate drive is slightly longer, but it is thinner and isn't as wide as the original WD drive

not available in egypt , so you think going for the seagate one would be the smarter decision ?

Edit : found it locally, is it as fast as the other options ? also is it smaller in dimensions than the seagate one ?

thx
Edited by invincible20xx - 11/5/13 at 10:39pm
 
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not available in egypt , so you think going for the seagate one would be the smarter decision ?

Edit : found it locally, is it as fast as the other options ? also is it smaller in dimensions than the seagate one ?

thx

The seagate beats both WD drives *very* slightly in thickness and width, but it is a half inch longer than the newer WD passport I linked you.

I would go with the newer WD, assuming it isn't that much more expensive.
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The seagate beats both WD drives *very* slightly in thickness and width, but it is a half inch longer than the newer WD passport I linked you.

I would go with the newer WD, assuming it isn't that much more expensive.

it's the same price as the other 2 that i originally asked about
 
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it's the same price as the other 2 that i originally asked about

Then I'd say that new WD is your best bet, since the older WDs aren't very reliable, and the seagate's enclosure is a half inch longer
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uick research shows that the passport has a higher failure rate than the seagate.

But with hard drives you should know that you will eventually part. Who makes the decision first is always mystery

I had a passport last me 5 years.

And a internal sea gate hard drive last me around 5 as well


Dimension for Seagate: 4.86" x 3.19" x 0.57"
Dimension for WD: 4.3" x 3.3" x 0.7"

If you ask me they even out.: but the Seagate is still a bit smaller.

Did you mean fast as in shipping wise? If so that really depends on who you're buying from. You should email them about that. they may have the answer you seek.

Fast as in the speed of the hard drive. I doubt that they are aby different; consider that they are both USB powered hard drives.
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uick research shows that the passport has a higher failure rate than the seagate.

But with hard drives you should know that you will eventually part. Who makes the decision first is always mystery

I had a passport last me 5 years.

And a internal sea gate hard drive last me around 5 as well


Dimension for Seagate: 4.86" x 3.19" x 0.57"
Dimension for WD: 4.3" x 3.3" x 0.7"

If you ask me they even out.: but the Seagate is still a bit smaller.

Did you mean fast as in shipping wise? If so that really depends on who you're buying from. You should email them about that. they may have the answer you seek.

Fast as in the speed of the hard drive. I doubt that they are aby different; consider that they are both USB powered hard drives.

speed wise i'm buying from a local retail store
 
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I bought 2 of the seagate 1Tb drives and I have no complaints so far. I have been more lucky with seagate than with WD's, so I went seagate than the latter.
Plus you can remove and use the seagate adapter on low power drives like SSDs and other laptop SATA HD's biggrin.gif
I'd also take note which brand has better support in your area.
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