Another common question we get is, “what is the best brand of hard drive to buy?” Naturally people are frustrated that something just happened to their drive, and would like to know if purchasing another brand may be a solution to prevent the situation from occurring again.
We see all kinds of drives come in every day, and among the major brands of Western Digital, Toshiba, and Seagate, we haven’t found enough of a statistical difference in failure rates to be able to recommend any one over the others. Each brand does, however, offer different model levels, and it can be worthwhile to spring for the higher quality model as they are less likely to fail. It is also not necessary to buy a hard drive from one of these major brands. There are other hard drive manufacturers that make quality devices, but as with anything it is smart to do research. If you have any questions about hard drive backup or other data loss prevention tools such as RAID or NAS setups, feel free to contact us!