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    Default Recommend a good external HDD for home network storage?

    I'm looking to buy an external USB 3.0 HDD to connect to our home router and use as shared storage for all of the computers in our house. The only external HDD I've ever had was one I made by buying an enclosure and slipping in the internal drive from my defunct PC that blew it's PSU about a decade ago. After recovering the data I used it as a backup drive for music and important files. It was a whopping 13gb HDD! lol I actually still have that enclosure, but the power cord went AWOL a couple years back, making it useless. Anyway, I digress...

    What I'm in the market for now is a 1TB - 2TB USB 3.0 (data and power) External HDD, preferably for less than $100 and if possible in a portable size (for times when we want to use it at speeds faster than our WiFi delivers, or for my wife to take with her for watching movies on her laptop). A desktop size wouldn't be a deal-breaker, but smaller would be more convenient. Is there such a thing as a reliable one in this price range?

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    Default Re: Recommend a good external HDD for home network storage?

    Don't know any good ones yet, but STAY AWAY FROM WD EXTERNAL USB DRIVES!!
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    Default Re: Recommend a good external HDD for home network storage?

    Well, that's not encouraging. From what I've seen the most popular external usb drives are made by Seagate or WD, and I have someone who has told me to stay way from Seagate, and now a second recommendation to avoid WD. O_o This could be harder than I thought. lol

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    Default Re: Recommend a good external HDD for home network storage?

    I dont know why to stay away of WD external HDDs, I have one WD Passport 320 Gb for more than a 5 yrs, and still working flawlessly, for that reason I've bought another WD passport 1Tb usb 3 HDD Few yrs ago and it also working like an charm.

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    Default Re: Recommend a good external HDD for home network storage?

    Great deals.

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    Default Re: Recommend a good external HDD for home network storage?

    Reason I hate them: They are encrypted!

    Now I know most or all products will die eventually. I have a 3TB My Book Essentials. Worked like a charm for years until one day it will not turn on. Called WD support, product still on warranty (for a couple of weeks left), they told me they will send a replacement charger to first see if that will work. Waited a couple of weeks and nothing arrived. Called again, they did not have my first request, so they put in another one. Waited again and nothing. By now my warranty expired. Called again and this time I demanded they give me a claim number (for some weird reason they don't want to give you a claim #) After waiting for 40 minutes they provided me with a claim number and finally a charger came in. It was used and did not work. Called them again and they said they will send another charger this time new, did the whole senagan again and finally after 2 more calls and couple more claim #'s of the new product not arriving I got a hold of a supervisor. He advised me that because I been going about this for more than 6 months he will give me a 90 extra warranty and replace my product. Great news and finally some good service. Bad news is that all my data is lost unless I pay a load of money to retrieve my data.

    This is when I do some research online and figured out how to open the thing and got the HDD out of its shell and plugged it in my computer. Well that will not work as it is ENCRYPTED. Even if I did not put in a password. So now I have to try to buy some extra parts and see if I can get it to turn on and waiting for the RMA request as well. Lets see how that goes.

    But my advise. If you want a backup/extra storage. Try to find something that is not encrypted and better customer service.
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    Default Re: Recommend a good external HDD for home network storage?

    I've used both Seagate and WD external drives many many times over the years, and have yet to find one that doesn't work well. Having said that, they are external, portable drives with parts that have microscopic tolerances, and they are prone to failure.

    The smaller WD externals based on Laptop drives as Smik pointed out are great. The Passport is Hardware encrypted, and the Elements is not. However, with a little effort, I think you can use either line with no real issues in Windows, Linux or Mac. (E.G. FDISK is your Friend).

    Personally, I'd get the Elements drive, as it doesn't include any of WD's garbage software or encryption, and comes NTFS formatted (Presuming you are using Windows of course. If you use Linux, I'd still get the Elements).

    Generally speaking for external USB drives SSD > Laptop HD > Desktop HD, Smaller Capacity = More Reliable, and Almost Any SSD > Hitachi > WD > Seagate with regards to Drive Reliability. (In other words, try to avoid Seagate).

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    Default Re: Recommend a good external HDD for home network storage?

    For work I went and picked up 3 3TB Seagate new external drives for data backup rotation. Within 2 weeks 1 died. Seagate replaced but sent me a refurbished unit. Was not happy. Refused to use it for our backup rotation. Instead used it to backup non essential data. 2 months later it died. Tossed it in the trash. The other 2 are a still running perfectly. So im a toss up on the large Seagate drives at the moment. I have a 500gb WD I have been using for 6years now. Still perfect. A 1.5TB Seagate free agent been holding my movies for 3 years. No problems. A 2TB We for games. No problems.

    Leaning toward WD at the moment because of the Seagate problem..
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    Default Re: Recommend a good external HDD for home network storage?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyberburnout View Post
    For work I went and picked up 3 3TB Seagate new external drives for data backup rotation. Within 2 weeks 1 died. Seagate replaced but sent me a refurbished unit. Was not happy. Refused to use it for our backup rotation. Instead used it to backup non essential data. 2 months later it died. Tossed it in the trash. The other 2 are a still running perfectly. So im a toss up on the large Seagate drives at the moment. I have a 500gb WD I have been using for 6years now. Still perfect. A 1.5TB Seagate free agent been holding my movies for 3 years. No problems. A 2TB We for games. No problems.

    Leaning toward WD at the moment because of the Seagate problem..
    Their 3Tb drives seem to be the drives with the biggest failure rate from what I've read.

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    Default Re: Recommend a good external HDD for home network storage?

    My experience has been the same as most here.
    I was using Seagates for a while. Couple of Years ago I purchased 2 3TB external retail drives from frys.
    I use one for about 3 months and all of a sudden it died. RMA'd it and returned a refurbish one to me. No way in hell am I using it for my back up.
    The 2nd one I have died about 9 months into it and same process.

    Now I use both of those refurbish drives as random data transfer drives. Nothing that is important are on those.

    I replaced both Drives with WD 4TB essentials. Also picked up at Frys and both have been running for about 1 year now without issues.
    They are on 24/7 also. They are my back up of a back to my server. Nothing like triple redundancy huh. lolz.
    One is for my Data and one is for my Photos. Both of them using Sync Toy and set up to do a back up on a nightly bases.

    I also have both drives sitting on top of a laptop USB cooler so that it constantly getting airflow.
    did the same thing with my seagates.

    Also, as for warranty... WD is easy to work with in my experience. Submitted a ticket got RMA number and got replacement drives.
    WD use to send new drives for RMA, however they have stopped doing that and send refurbs which I don't like, but what can I do about that.

    for Internal 3.5" drives. Don't even get me started about seagate on those. Let's just say I have over 24TB of Refurb drives sitting on my shelf I refuse to use. ALL seagates.

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    Ive been using the WD Drives (external & internal), for more than a 15 years, since 1997 (my last Quantum Fireball 3.2GB drive), and never had an issue with any of them. Now when I remember of those times, the Quantum Fireball Series was the best drive in the world (far better than WD or any other manufacturer). Only once I've tried the Seagate (Barracuda), few months and never again (died few months after buying).

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    Default Re: Recommend a good external HDD for home network storage?

    I bought a few Rosewill E-Sata enclosures and put my own drives into them. (WD-1TB Blacks)
    Both of them work great.

    Also, I won a Transcend 1TB USB 3.0 drive and connected it to my router. It's working without any problems for a year and a half so far.

    I have have had a Toshiba 1TB USB 3.0 drive for the longest time and it's working as the system backup for my Win-10 PC. It's over two years old.

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