[Question] A durability of an External Hard Drive (Seagate 4TB Backup Plus)

Discussion in 'PC Hardware' started by NormieLyfe, Jan 26, 2018.

  1. NormieLyfe

    NormieLyfe MDL Novice

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    All of the "pirated" games I downloaded (more than 60+) is in here hmmm... I wanna make sure this stays... for as long as I live
     
  2. Joe C

    Joe C MDL Guru

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    If you looking for durability, get a SSD drive.
    Seagate does have a tarnished reputation for durability, For a platter drive either WD or HGST have better reputations
     
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  3. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    If you care about your data you NEVER EVER have a single copy!

    Two separate drives mirrored are just about OK, but 3 copies is more like it
     
  4. Mr.X

    Mr.X MDL Guru

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    This:
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  5. ds1991

    ds1991 MDL Novice

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    I guess it's swings and roundabouts, I used a 1TB Seagate as my TV recordings drive in my previous build, my dual HD TV card records at least 12 shows a day - 7 days a week (for the wife) and I ran that Seagate for 4 years without issue, I gave it to a freind and he is still using it as a storage device 2 years later.

    WD certainly have a better rep when it comes to platter drives, especially the black series