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My dad has an older P4 that stores our family photos and some simple digital video clips from his camera.

He's looking more at easy storage than doing anything like RAID.

The drives we're looking at are the WD http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136110

and the SeaGate http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148135

The WD is a 3 year warranty and the SeaGate is 5 years.

His last two WD's died on him. One was a WD400 and another was a WD800. He's not all that keen (oh my, I just used his wording) on WD. Of course these only had a 1 year warranty, basically throw aways drives. But at $80 a crack back then, spending a little more for more space to store family valued photos is another story.
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I've used the WD Caviar in two builds and so far they are both going strong.
I've also used Seagate's external drives, once of which I've had for 3 years and it's still perfect.
You'll be good with either company.
Go ahead and try Seagate if that's what your father wants.
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