12-02-2011 10:18 AM
I have heard that Western digital and Seagate merged together, and I'm not quite sure which is better performance for External harddrives.
I am using Windows7 64 Bit with Q6600 Quad Intel, MSI-P35 Platinum MB, 8GB SDRAM-DDR2
I also don't know if either of these companies make different units for Costco/ Sam's club as opposed to BEST BUY, or FRY'S ELECTRONICS.
I was at Costco last week and they sold out the Western Digital MY BOOK ESSENTIAL 3TB USB/3.0/2.0, on sale for $109.00. They were back-ordered,
I got a 30 day rain check, but they told me they were substituting a SEAGATE 3TB GOFLEX instead. (# item 628531
Am I getting a better deal, or not? I already have a Western Digital 500GB EXT. HD, and would klike to keep it all the same.
At present, I have a Motherboard that supports only 2.0 USB, and I'm planning on upgrading my motherboard with a newer processor (Intel Sandy bridge i7) that supports 3.o Hi-Speed USB, so now I guess I'm looking for a 2.0/3.0 USB. Whether it be a WD, or SEAGATE,
I'm not sure which is better than the other.
Any help? Thank you!
05-30-2012 03:11 PM
So, which one did you get?
Any opinions on the difference now that you have used?
I'm getting ready to buy one or the other and the Seagate is $20 less expensive.
Have always gone WD, but could use $20 if comparable in 3TB model.