Someone called me a geek the other day. Kind of, but kind of not. I’m moving into a more creative phase in my life, but my background and formative years were quite geeky.
Why Seagate ?
I’ve been using hard drives since they were affordable for most people to use. I’ve had Western Digital, Hitachi, Fujistu, Toshiba and probably some other brands. Hard drives do fail. It’s a sad fact of life.
Fortunately hard drives have become more reliable with the years. Western Digital used to be my preferred brand, they were the best. I don’t know what happened, but I had several drives fail early. They are now NOT my preferred brand.
I had some Toshiba branded external USB drives, which failed. On taking them apart I discovered the drives were made by Fujitsu. The drives were replaced under warranty, but my data is lost, so it’s not much of a consolation. Toshiba now owns Fujitsu hard drive business.
Cut a long story short, but over the course of the years, the only brand that has consistently measured up is Seagate. I have had their drives fail, but not as early and as often as the others. In the main I have found their drives last longer, are better built to a higher quality standard than the others.
They have always also had a 3 year warranty on their drives, whereas I don’t think other manufacturers do/did.
Seagate don’t pay me to write reviews of their stuff or endorsement. I am writing this so as to share my experience with you for when you are making a buying choice about a hard drive. My advice, buy Seagate, forget the other options.
And lastly always back up your important data. I now use a cloud storage facility for this, but keep my own local backups too.