What brand should I go for and any good deals around?
Both work for me, really. I understand the difference. Anyhow, ill pick a 2.5" just for ease.Of course size matters, 2.5 inchers are portable and powered off the usb itself, while 3.5" sit on your desktop and use an ac power adapter. Decide on the type of usage first.
All good my man. WD it is. Pricing is really weird. Anyways, I'll update you guys with whatever I end up buying.You mentioned bang for buck.
A 2.5" costs about double an equivalent 3.5"... My bad, portable and desktop hdd pricing is making zero sense. what the heck is going on???
Either ways, i've had success with WD. currently using a 1tb my passport and an 8tb my book. and old 2tb seagate backup plus (7200rpm) is shucked and inside the pc.
I was looking to buy an 8tb+ desktop drive but right now the pricing on HDDs is insane as with everything else. Bestbuy usa was selling an 8tb desktop for 130 bucks.
Recently read some words of wisdom. It went something like 'all hard drives eventually have a 100% failure rate'. So need to keep this in mind when using an hdd for archival purposes.