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Seagate Back Up Plus 4TB vs WD My Passport 4TB

May 18, 2011
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Looking to buy a portable 4TB drive.

Options are the Seagate Back Up Plus 4TB:

Or WD My Passport 4TB:

From what I can see in benchmarks the Seagate is faster. However, I am more interested in reliability. Are there any places that have used a number of both to measure the failure rate? Seagate is tempting because it is cheaper, but I have been using WDs in general but those were internal drives. I have no experience with portables from either company.
Jan 17, 2010
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Whatever is cheapest failure rates are about the same.