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Driftwood
23-05-2010, 01:54 PM
Decided to get an external hard drive.
Trying to decide between WD Elements 500GB & Seagate Expansion 500GB.

Renmoo
23-05-2010, 02:16 PM
Western Digital = 5 year warranty
Seagate = 3 year warranty

I believe this is the de facto warranty period for the external HDD?

pctek
23-05-2010, 03:54 PM
Some WD = 5 Years, others 3 years.

Driftwood
23-05-2010, 04:46 PM
I was thinking more about usability.

pctek
23-05-2010, 05:08 PM
Either or.

Driftwood
30-05-2010, 08:48 AM
I finished up buying this one.

http://www.wdc.com/en/products/products.asp?driveid=675

Seems to work ok so far.
I was supprised to find about 45GB already in use pressumably by it's own system files.

Renmoo
30-05-2010, 09:12 AM
500 GB = 465.66 GiB, though that is a "net loss" of 35 units.

Unless WD has put in some backup software into the HD?

Driftwood
30-05-2010, 10:20 AM
Oh, I guess thats ok then. Still plenty of room for all I've got anyway.