I posted the same question on another site (here) but didn't get any response. Lets see what ranchers have to say about it
I want to buy an 1TB External Hard disk and my budget is around 130-135US Dollars (that's 6k Indian Rupees). I need a reliable disk because I'm going to store VMWare images of Linux on it and run them from VMWare. Power Cable is OK, I don't need only a USB powered disk. Synchronization softwares etc don't matter, neither does Encryption matter. Just reliability and good performance. I found some choices
Now I saw at many places that Seagate disks suffer from "click of death" and I'm not sure about the reliability (durability) of iOmega either. Mybook Essential had a VCD drive which people found annoying but I read that they've removed it now. Any suggestions on this??
I love love love my MyBooks!!! I have several -- 2 small 320gb: a pink older one and a black newer one. I have 2 1TB (one World edition, 1 regular), connected to my network.
My brother had one 1TB that the usb or esata port was bad, but I RMA'd it and it was replaced no questions asked. I DROPPED my older 1TB and got a few bad sectors. RMA replaced that too, no questions asked.
When you do things right, people won't be sure you've done anything at all.
Well Western Digital seems to be the clear choice . Thanks to both of you . Janeice since you have the 1TB Mybook, can you tell me what this whole VCD drive thing is, because I read that because of that drive only 750GB is usable to us, rest is for storing the VCD drive stuff. Is that true?? I know that WD has removed the VCD drive since Nov 2009, but this is India, so when I order a drive, I might get a drive which is older than Nov 2009 so its better to know what the VCD drive is...
There are some other sites on the net about getting rid of it, too. My boyfriend was asking if there was a way to get rid of it, too and I think he may have found a software only way instead of a firmware way.... I'll ask.
The WorldBook NAS units have some annoying "get your stuff from anywhere" stuff loaded on them. I got rid of that...