Hey guys. Do any of you know good brands for external hard drives? My old external is bound to clunk out anytime soon (a WD), and I am in need of a new one.
I was looking at this, but there is a program literally embedded into the hardware (and to my knowledge not removable) that is very annoying. I don't want a program to start up everytime I plug it in, I just want a place to store my things.
I also found this, people said as long as you re-formatted the drive (I'd be doing FAT32), the software will come off.
Also, would I need a cable like this, or is it included with the Ext HDDs? (I'm reading reviews on some of them, and people are saying that the cables provided for almost all USB 3.0 Ext HDDs can only support USB 2.0).
Fifth edit: Ok, so I know this is a Seagate (yeah, /cringe. I know.), but it has many good reviews (55 5-star, 8 4-star, 1 3-star, no 2 or 1 star) and few of them have failures or DOA, and the speed test for this is great.
So here it is. http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Expans...pr_product_topSequential Read : 117.422 MB/s
Sequential Write : 117.264 MB/s
Random Read 512KB : 39.164 MB/s
Random Write 512KB : 43.524 MB/s
Random Read 4KB (QD=1) : 0.461 MB/s [ 112.5 IOPS]
Random Write 4KB (QD=1) : 0.871 MB/s [ 212.6 IOPS]
Random Read 4KB (QD=32) : 0.546 MB/s [ 133.2 IOPS]
Random Write 4KB (QD=32) : 0.861 MB/s [ 210.3 IOPS]
Test : 1000 MB [E: 0.0% (0.1/931.5 GB)] (x5)
Date : 2012/09/25 21:16:38
OS : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition SP1 [6.1 Build 7601] (x64)