Which is best external HDD?

Started Apr 8, 2008 | Discussions thread
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Which is best external HDD?
Apr 8, 2008

I purchased an external Western Digital MyBook 500GB drive. Connected to PC via USB 2. Had it for about 9 months.

It failed not long ago with bad sectors. I had about 300GB of data on the drive. Hopefully it's still there and retrievable.

I was speaking to a local business that does data recovery and this person mentioned that a lot of these external HDD run too hot. He was aware of the MyBook HDD and wasn't surprised it failed (he gives these drives about a year or so before it acts up). He also said the newer "green" external HDD run cooler and should be good.

What kind of external HDD have you had success with? I was just looking up the Maxtor One Touch 4. Anyone use this?

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