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sakage.shinga December 25, 2012 07:38 PM

Seagate Backup Plus 1TB or WD Elements 1TB with pouch?
Hi guys,

I need your help with making a decision. On boxing day, I'll be able to grab either the Seagate Backup Plus 1TB or the WD Elements 1TB with carrying pouch, both for $70 + tax. Which one should I get? Reliability & portability are key.


altereDad December 25, 2012 11:07 PM

You seem happy with WD based on your content. I have an older gen WD passport and would probably drop it for a HD + enclosure.
Honestly, if you're looking for alternative back-up options and intend on using some 3rd party software WD does not come with any software. Seagate comes with its own (for d/l too). Seagate intends on being USB, Firewire, and Thunderbolt capable (with the right adapters). I don't see that on the WD. Beyond hat, they're both decent drives.

Generic User #2 December 26, 2012 02:53 PM

really don't see the necessity of anything beyond USB3 for an external drive. sure, it's 'nice', bit is it really helpful? not honestly.

Delavan December 26, 2012 03:51 PM

I'm a WD fan. I never had issues with WD, although nothing is perfect. That was my HDD go-to brand.

That being said, I own a 1TB Seagate free agent External HDD (the deal was too good to pass up), and it works fine.

sakage.shinga December 26, 2012 06:52 PM

Well I ended up getting the Seagate backup plus. Must say, it's way smaller & more importantly, lighter, than I had expected. This is a plus in my books since it fits nicely into the front sleeve of my tablet soft case. For $70, I can't complain...not that I've found anything to complain about to begin with.

Oh, and Happy New Year to all!

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