Western Digital vs Seagate vs Samsung External 2.5"

By gouzou
Jan 7, 2011
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  1. Hi to all (and happy new year!)

    I want to buy a 2.5" external drive, but as you can imagine i don't know which one.
    I have already opened a thread like this in tom's hardware:

    [ I can't post the link due to rules, please google username gouzou in tomshardware to find the thread ]

    but i wanted more like a debate on this matter.

    The competitors are:
    1) WD my passport Elite 5400rpm, 750gb
    2) Seagate Goflex Pro 7200rpm, 500gb
    3) Samsung S2 HX-MTA64DA, 7200rpm(i think..), 640gb

    WD and Seagate come in same price, Samsung $20 more.
    Please consider rpms, density of data, reliability and only usb3.0 or esata for your verdict.

    I mainly want the drive to have high write rate.
  2. Cota

    Cota TS Enthusiast Posts: 513   +8

    Well for the start all those have preloaded software on them, if you like them or no thats up to you (for backing up your media).

    the Seagate Goflex Pr haves some nice features, but only if you have a device to use it, ill say its between the WD and the Samsung, obviusly the Samsung will be faster but the WD haves 90Gigs more,its up to you if you want more speed or those 90Gigs more. ;)

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