Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




1 post

Wannabe Geek


# 42163 29-Sep-2009 21:38
Send private message

Gidday





Im looking at buying an external hard drive preferably 1 TB with eSata connection.
Looking to spend $150-$300.
Any advice on brands to go for?










Thanks in advance for any advice


Create new topic
BDFL - Memuneh
65275 posts

Uber Geek

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

  # 259521 29-Sep-2009 21:40
Send private message

Seagate gets my vote. WD makes some nice drives but I had problems with them before - the most common one was the drive going to sleep and not coming back unless you restart your laptop - it happened with both Mac and Windows-based machines.




4355 posts

Uber Geek

Moderator
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 259523 29-Sep-2009 21:44
Send private message

I would suggest something like

http://www.ascent.co.nz/productspecification.aspx?ItemID=354957

combined with a

http://www.ascent.co.nz/productspecification.aspx?ItemID=370549

That way you can change hard drives, as your needs change. Also, the drive enclosure still supports a one-touch backup system if that is what you are looking for.

 
 
 
 


19282 posts

Uber Geek
Inactive user


  # 259526 29-Sep-2009 21:50
Send private message

Seagate gets my vote

Human
2949 posts

Uber Geek

Subscriber

  # 259579 30-Sep-2009 01:33
Send private message

seagate +1





8035 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  # 259659 30-Sep-2009 11:21
Send private message

Seagate had a high publicity problem with a firmware bug in the last year, it caused a lot of problems with drives bricking themselves at boot up due to an overflow in an drive statistics log.

At the end of the day there's really no practical difference between going for Seagate, Western Digital or Samsung.. They all have roughly the same failure rate and similar reliability.

Go for whichever is cheaper at the specification you want (7200rpm 1TB 16MB cache etc).

Human
2949 posts

Uber Geek

Subscriber

  # 259673 30-Sep-2009 11:45
Send private message

Ragnor: Seagate has a high publicity problem with firmware bug in the last year that caused a lot of problems with drives bricking themselves. At the end of the day there's really no practical difference between going for Seagate, Western Digital or Samsung..

They all have roughly the same failure rate and similar reliability.

Go for whichever is cheaper at the specification you want (7200rpm 1TB 16MB cache etc).


You do make a fair point there.





Create new topic



Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Vodafone integrates eSIM into device and wearable roadmap
Posted 17-Jan-2020 09:45


Do you need this camera app? Group investigates privacy implications
Posted 16-Jan-2020 03:30


JBL launches headphones range designed for gaming
Posted 13-Jan-2020 09:59


Withings introduces ScanWatch wearable combining ECG and sleep apnea detection
Posted 9-Jan-2020 18:34


NZ Police releases public app
Posted 8-Jan-2020 11:43


Suunto 7 combine sports and smart features on new smartwatch generation
Posted 7-Jan-2020 16:06


Intel brings innovation with technology spanning the cloud, network, edge and PC
Posted 7-Jan-2020 15:54


AMD announces high performance desktop and ultrathin laptop processors
Posted 7-Jan-2020 15:42


AMD unveils four new desktop and mobile GPUs including AMD Radeon RX 5600
Posted 7-Jan-2020 15:32


Consolidation in video streaming market with Spark selling Lightbox to Sky
Posted 19-Dec-2019 09:09


Intel introduces cryogenic control chip to enable quantum computers
Posted 10-Dec-2019 21:32


Vodafone 5G service live in four cities
Posted 10-Dec-2019 08:30


Samsung Galaxy Fold now available in New Zealand
Posted 6-Dec-2019 00:01


NZ company oDocs awarded US$ 100,000 Dubai World Expo grant
Posted 5-Dec-2019 16:00


New Zealand Rugby Selects AWS-Powered Analytics for Deeper Game Insights
Posted 5-Dec-2019 11:33



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.