External Hard Drive: What Brand are you using?

Discussion in 'Other hardware discussions' started by ice, Feb 4, 2010.

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External Hard Drive: What Brand are you using?

  1. Seagate

    141 vote(s)
    32.3%
  2. Western Digital

    284 vote(s)
    65.1%
  3. LaCie

    27 vote(s)
    6.2%
  4. Toshiba

    9 vote(s)
    2.1%
  5. Samsung

    13 vote(s)
    3.0%
  6. Buffalo

    20 vote(s)
    4.6%
  7. Hitachi

    11 vote(s)
    2.5%
  8. iOmega

    6 vote(s)
    1.4%
  9. Maxtor

    9 vote(s)
    2.1%
  10. others

    24 vote(s)
    5.5%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. ice

    ice PhilMUG Addict Member

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    I have been seeing a lot of threads on which external hard disk is better.

    Since I know that all of us has different stories when it comes to hard disks, I have decided to start a poll to see which hard disk is the most used among Philmug members.

    If your hard disk is not a popular brand, BUT you know that it uses a Samsung hard disk (or any other brand) inside, please select "Samsung"

    Same thing if your using an enclosure, please indicate the specific brand of hard disk you are using.

    If you have no idea on the brand of hard disk you're using, then you may select others.

    Do not select a hard disk which you are presently NOT using.

    Multiple selection can be made if you're using 2 or more brands.
     
  2. jushjush

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    Seagate FreeAgent Go for me :)
     
  3. ice

    ice PhilMUG Addict Member

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    hmmm, to those using Western Digital, did you buy it because of its firewire?
     
  4. dante

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    I use both Western Digital and Seagate external drives (1 TB units). The Seagate is not reliable in that it hangs every now and then after a short period of inactivity. The Western Digital is a workhorse and just keeps going and going with no glitches. I've had the WD for more than a year with extensive and trouble free usage for video storage and playback. The Seagate is new at less than 2 months but I wish I didn't buy it.

    @ice, no, I didn't buy the WD for the firewire, but it is nice to have. I have both the firewire and the plain vanilla USB version. Both are solid performers.
     
  5. doughn

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    i Got 3 Western Digital HD
    1tb Mybook Powered HD
    500gb My Book Powered HD
    320gb passport portable HD
     
  6. noelmac

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    Saw this poll in Clubsnap!
     
  7. ice

    ice PhilMUG Addict Member

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    yup, I'm planning to get a 1.5TB external hard disk kasi

    I'm a Seagate fanboy since bumigay yung Maxtor and WD ko around 5 years ago.

    kaya lang, with new technologies coming out mas reliable na siguro yung WD ngayon kaya I wanted to see kung anong HD ang gamit ng majority.
     
  8. xerx

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    WD for me :)

    Posted from my BlackBerry using BerryBlab
     
  9. xineizer

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    I'm using a brand called Memorex. Bought it cheap from Singapore. I've been regretting it. Not because it's slow or unreliable, but because I always need to use two USB ports to make it work! This is for most cases, but when I recently tried it on a netbook running Windows 7, for some strange reason, the extra power cable wasn't necessary... hmmm...
     
  10. YESHUA

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    I"m using i-omega, WD Home and Seagate FreeAgent Go, and I like the Seagate the best (faster than the other two)
     
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    using this enclosure with a sata 2.5" hdd
    the enclosure is a player you can connect to your tv and plays avi,mp4, mp3 other video formats, pictures, songs
    i used to have wd, seagates, whathaveyous but i dont see the point of going branded when you can assemble your own for less
     
  12. motoflux

    motoflux Lemon Pepper Fan

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    i use Merlin which is brought from DF Dubai.

    I-narbor ko lang sa Dad ko. :)
     
  13. mafioso

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    WD my passport studio 320gb for me.
     
  14. ishg

    ishg I'm female!
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    I'm a Western Digital fan.

    My Passport Essential 250GB
    My Passport Essential 320GB
    My Book Essential 1TB



    Sent from my Milestone using Tapatalk
     
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    WD for me also, 320 Elements
     
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    I have a lacie
     
  17. Spunk

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    I have:

    WD Passport Essential 320GB
    WD My Book Essential Edition 1TB
    Fujitsu 60GB on a generic 2.5 enclosure :)
     
  18. ekonomista

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    WD elements 320gb
     
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    Western Digital bec it was the only available that was cheap for it's capacity at that time. 1TB Essential.
     
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    I've been using Seagate Freeagent Go :)
     

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