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Best external Hard disk.

Arvind Mahendra
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I've narrowed it down to the following 2
1.Iomega Desktop Hard Drive 500 GB
or
2.Seagate FreeAgent Desktop 500

The IOMega has a 1 yr warranty and the Seagate a 5 yr warranty. I'm leaning more towards the IOMega because it has an a considerably better sales rank at amazon than Seagate. The price difference is negligible. What do you think? Which one do you recommend?

I've found a seller willing to sell the IOMega for Rs. 4950. Is this a good price?

Thanks.
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Jesper de Jong
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I don't have personal experience with either of these two.

However, I would take the Iomega one, because I'm using Ubuntu Linux and I've seen a lot of people complain in the Ubuntu forums that Seagate external harddrives don't work well with Linux, and Seagate refuses to support Linux.


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However, I would take the Iomega one, because I'm using Ubuntu Linux and I've seen a lot of people complain in the Ubuntu forums that Seagate external harddrives don't work well with Linux, and Seagate refuses to support Linux.

Thanks for the info I think I won't buy Seagate HDD unless they support Linux.


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Arvind Mahendra
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I'm now leaning towards a Lacie 500 gb 'porshe'. Why ? It has 2 yr warranty, has a seagate HD inside the shell and is pretty cheap. Wish me luck!
 
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