I’m in the market for a 500gig hard drive. I have a spare external enclosure here so I figured I’d look around for a drive and keep my options open regarding internal/external and as it turns out the drives I’ve been looking at are about the same price for internal and external.
I have a WD caviar operating inside my case and I have had no problems with it in the 2 years I’ve had it.
I also saw a WD Elements (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16822136080) drive that looks promising as well. It would be advantageous since I have other uses for the enclosure that I have here and was hoping to save it for another project. The one thing I noticed is that it’s only a 1 year warranty. I’ve never had to use the warranty period at all on any WD drives so I’m not overly concerned about that.
I know brands repackage certain products and use them in various ways so does anyone know if the “elements” product line is just a name for the external version of the drive or is it a different quality drive altogether?
Basically I’m wondering if anyone has had any experience with that line of drives or has taken one apart to see what it’s actually made of.
any advice is appreciated
(note: normally i’m very partial to seagate, but my existing WD drives have proven themselves worthy and at the present time I can get a better price on the WDs)