Seagate or Western Digital

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  1. lightsareout

    lightsareout New Member

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    looking at getting an external HD one of the 2.5" ones to carry all my files to campus and such.

    -320 GB WD - $165
    -160 GB Seagate - $135

    I'm leaning more towards the WD because of the greater storage space but i've only owned seagates in my life and have never had a problem with them.
     
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    Normally I'd say seagate... but that's a signifigant difference in storage space.

    are they both 7200rpm?
     
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    no they're both 5400 because they don't require a power source, just USB
     
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    from my research WD is the only manufacture to make a usb only drive that big.
     
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    Are those prices for just a drive or a drive already in an enclosure?

    I bought a 2.5" drive off Newegg and a $15 dollar 2.5" enclosure from CompUSA when they closed down. The enclosure can be optionally powered, but uses 2 USB ports if not powered.
     

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