Reliable External Hard Disk questions and recommendations

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Ben Herrmann
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Reliable External Hard Disk questions and recommendations

Hey all...

For years, it has been my experience that Western Digital external hard drives have shown fairly long term reliability.  In my case (and I realize everyone has had different experiences), I've had less luck with Seagate models (all of them having crashed and I've had to discard them).

But I now need to replace 3 external hard drives (not that they've failed - nothing could be further from the truth) because I need larger capacities.  I was wondering what your choices in brand name would be based on any long-term experiences with them.  I'm looking for long-term reliability and it doesn't have to be just Western Digital.

What are your experiences?  Please don't mention Seagate because I've gone through 4 seagate external drives over the past 5 years - all died suddenly.

Thanks in advance...

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