Seagate 5TB external slim drive any good?

2 years 7 months ago #667645 by Chris Briggs
Morning.  I'm looking at this hard drive from Seagate.  Do you have any experience with these drives? I need something I can take with me and 5TB is plenty of space.  

https://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Backup-External-Drive-Portable/dp/B07MY44VNM?ref_=Oct_DLandingS_D_408cd888_66&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER


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2 years 7 months ago #667649 by Nikon Shooter
That is a well known name on the market but, for the sakes
of speed and long term safety, I went SSD

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2 years 5 months ago #671963 by haimen
Seagate is very popular brand in Data Storage Companies. And it is almost 40 years old. This is a reliable company with its great range of external hard drives. 


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2 years 5 months ago #672042 by garyrhook
5TB is a lot of space.

Have you considered investing in a 2TB SSD in a USB 3 enclosure? If that's enough room, it will provide much better performance (assuming you have USB 3 ports on your laptop), and be much lighter. It will also be more robust.


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2 years 5 months ago #673671 by Pat White
What do you think about this one  https://www.sabrent.com/product/SB-4TB-PRO/rocket-pro-4tb-usb-3-2-external-aluminum-ssd/

Crazy expensive compared to the others, which leads to my next question on value?


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2 years 5 months ago #673736 by garyrhook
That's not a Seagate drive.

It's also 4TB, not 5.

It's an SSD, and those are still rather expensive at that size. Just checked NewEgg, and the drive alone starts at over $500, and can go to over $1000.

Rocket stuff is overpriced. There's already been a thread here on that subject. If you need the software add-ons that they offer, then buy it. If you need a portable drive, get yourself an SSD, a case, and a proper cable, and put 'em together yourself.


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