Dear Western Digital Community users…
my name is kungfupanda. i’m from south east asia. in my country, 3.5" external 1 tera costs like $100 while the 2 tera costs $120-ish.
Mybook essential 2 tera 3.5" costs $127 here. So the gigs/dollar is way cheaper than the 1 tera.
I am aware that hard drive will fail someday. However, when i read the review of western digital mybook essential 3.5", i read many not-so-positive reviews regarding it’s usage failure after a couple of months. be it from the drive itself, or the plugs enclosure problem stuff, and other things.
I have a question if you guys don’t mind answering…
- I am just using it for backup. I am not going to bring it around, i dont need portability. I, however, need reliability.
Is it better to buy 3.5" or 2.5" if i aim for reliability?
What’s the difference between mybook essential 3.5" and elements 3.5" in terms of which one is more reliable?
When i purchase the hard drive, should i format it beforehand? Does all external hard drive default format FAT and we have to quick format ourselves to NTFS?
I have ADATA 2.5" external HDD. it was FAT. i had to format it myself to become NTFS. How about WD external 3.5" line?
Also, if i quick format, what will happen to the software inside? (i understand that mybook essential have software inside no?)
thank you very much for you guys answer…
have a blessed week