External Hard Drive for Windows 7 Pro Dell laptop

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I have a Dell Laptop XPSL702X running Windows 7 Pro. What's a good compatible, reasonably priced External Hard Drive (except Seagate) Thanks!

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I have a Western Digital 4TB drive I got from Best Buy a while back. Cost me $125.00.  That is more than enough storage for most people. My laptop has a 1TB drive so basically I could back up my entire full system 4 times if it ever got to that point. I do have 3 different system in my house backed up on this and am still under 700MB out of the 4TB.

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  • Subhendu Sen
    You did not reveal why you do not like Seagate, however. you can try for western digital/transcend. There are several more, but that two are better than others.
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  • KBDesign
    Previously I had a Seagate. After about 6 months it started having issues backing up. I contacted Seagate who said it was out of warranty so I'd have to pay almost the same price for it to be repaired. It completely bombed out after a year. So, that's the reason for no Seagate! I'll check out your suggested ones. Thanks!
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  • Subhendu Sen
    Seagate is a branded name and works fine in my case right now. Probably, you had bad luck when you bought this one. Electronic goods are all depend on its mechanism and branded value. However you can try WD which one is also good one, but before buy, check their support and warranty etc.
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  • KBDesign
    Just ordered the WD which has 2 yr warranty. Thanks for the advice!
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  • Subhendu Sen
    Thanks for your reply. Hope in future you will never fall in the same situation that you faced erstwhile for the matter of Seagate.
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  • TheRealRaven
    Seagate is as good as any similar drive, so it doesn't really matter. I use a couple Seagate 5TB units along with a couple other Seagates, Western Digital, Hitachi, Fujitsu, IBM and possibly others. Without knowing what you consider to be "reasonably priced" and what capacities you expect, there are no good answers. I'd first say the Seagate units, but you reject those.

    It's a fact of life -- sometimes hardware fails regardless of the vendor.
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