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AcomData External Hard Drive vs Seagate External HD

Does anyone have any feedback as to the quality of AcomData External HD? Also, is this a well established company? Any info as to how this brand compares to a Seagate External HD?


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Iffy. One buys the drive, the other makes it. But...

In reply to: AcomData External Hard Drive vs Seagate External HD

You see posts daily about USB drive data loss. While it doesn't happen at the office or home we do a few things differently.

1. We don't use FAT32 volumes on USB drives. (period)
2. Almost every unit is some case we bought and slipped a drive inside. Just two paper sheets harder than changing a lightbulb.

So it really comes down to this. Will you setup the drive with the more reliable NTFS (file system)?

Seagate makes drives. So I give them the slight nod.


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Seagate External HD

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Thanks for your reply. Are ALL SEAGATE External Hard Drives formatted NTFS??

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No, they come in FAT32.

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You have to make the choice when you get it to move to something more reliable. My bet is most leave it alone and that this is why over 1/2 the losses were preventable.


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In reply to: AcomData External Hard Drive vs Seagate External HD

The Seagate system is going to have a Seagate drive in it. The other one could have any brand HDD in it, and that will make or break the quality of the overall product.

If, for example, they ship the exact same model drive as in the Seagate product, they would be equal. If, on the other hand, they got a bunch of cheap surplus IBM drives that have the "click of death" problem, the Seagate product would likely be of far superior quality.

Finally, whether or not the drives will come formatted with NTFS doesn't matter. They will come blank, so if they aren't formatted as NTFS from the factory, you can do it yourself before you put any data on them. It's all very simple.

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