It all comes down to brand preference. Over the years we all have run across brands that perform well and those that are prone to problems. Personally I like Western Digital drives. I have a 4TB drive I picked up at a boxstore for about 120 a few years back and it still performs well today. I have 2 laptops and 1 desktop backed up and imaged on it, all my photos, MP3’s and a bunch of movies and still have loads of room for growth.