Purchasing New External HDD. pls suggest one

ULTRON 17

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Hello guys, I am planning to buy an External Hard disk for Storage of Movies & Games. etc.

My max budget is Rs. 4500/- Buying only 1 tb.

i have select 2 items:- wd for 3998 & segate for 4098 on amazon sale .

WD My Passport 1TB USB 3.0
Seagate Backup Plus Slim 1TB

Which one is better for reliablity.

My local stores quotes Rs. 4650/- with Gst bill for Wd 1tb passport new model. I can't find lower than this one.

Which site is better for purchasing- Amazon or Fipkart. Becoz right now both sites having sale time. But how they give too much discount after Gst. WOW:clap2::clap2:

Can amzaon give 10 days replacement warrenty like flipkart in case of DOA ( dead on arrival).

Wd looks promising & they also give Rs.200 cashback as their amazon pay balance ( found new scheme) upto 15th Auguest 2017 only.

So help me guys.
 
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topgear

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guess you've already made the purchase. in terms of support amazon and flipkart both are good.
 

whitestar_999

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There is no reason for a unique hardware design only for 4TB model & not 1 & 2TB models.I think entire new/latest passport series has 4 smart parameters only.
 

Flash

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There is no reason for a unique hardware design only for 4TB model & not 1 & 2TB models.I think entire new/latest passport series has 4 smart parameters only.
The My Passport, on the other hand, is based on a 5400 RPM WD Blue - the high-capacity 2.5" versions have a 15mm z-height, and ship with the bridge chip integrated on the main board. This makes it difficult for the standard hard drive monitoring tools to get all the S.M.A.R.T attributes.

Western Digital My Book 8TB and My Passport 4TB External HDDs Review
 

whitestar_999

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Maybe but until a confirmation it is safe to assume this behaviour is not unique to 4TB models only.In fact seagate make 4TB as well as 5TB portable hard disks that display all SMART info so it is not a technological limitation but WD's own design limitation which means they can choose to make it happen across all models.
 
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ULTRON 17

ULTRON 17

Broken In
Here is the picture of crystal Disk info Zangetsu bro . Sorry about late upload bocoz i was not at home after 25 th baba ram rahim k chakkar me net bi band to aaj chala.

But Zangetsu bro where i find these four smart parameters you demand.

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mod edit:edited pic to remove serial number
 
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whitestar_999

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@Zangetsu I found out that WD is doing some shady thing regarding these latest models as someone confirmed that missing SMART attributes are actually marked as hidden in WD firmware & that is the reason they are not showing in WD's own tool or 3rd party tools like crystaldisk info.You can access these hidden SMART attributes by dumping the firmware & parsing them through a tool but procedure is complicated & I am finding it not worth it.
 

Zangetsu

I am the master of my Fate.
@Zangetsu I found out that WD is doing some shady thing regarding these latest models as someone confirmed that missing SMART attributes are actually marked as hidden in WD firmware & that is the reason they are not showing in WD's own tool or 3rd party tools like crystaldisk info.You can access these hidden SMART attributes by dumping the firmware & parsing them through a tool but procedure is complicated & I am finding it not worth it.
Can u post the link for it where u found this info.
 
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