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Re: USB hard drives -- recommendations?

James H. H. Lampert wrote:

> Would anybody care to voice an opinion on USB external hard drives in
> the 2 terabyte size range, for automated backup purposes?
> We've been looking at the Seagate "Expansion" and the WD "Elements";
> I've noticed that on Amazon, both have a fair number of negative reviews
> citing reliability issues. (We recently discovered that our current
> Seagate had apparently failed on us.)
> Any opinions? Seagate? WD? Toshiba? Something else?

since couple of years I buy WD RED NAS Model WD20EFRX

I read pretty negative comments about same but 3 or 4TB, but I have may be
4-5 years using the red without issues, while allmost all Seagates gave up