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I would choose WD or a different make.
on 28 December 2014
Personally, at first it comes across as being a great drive and it does what its meant to but mine failed for no apparent reason and wouldn't read files. Samsung we're contacted and put me in touch with a dept of Segate as that's who make the drive and the support was not very good! Basically, you pay a hefty price to have the data recovered by them or take it to a data recovery business yourself, return for a replacement under warranty (which means you loose your data anyway) or you attempt opening the drive yourself to try re-parking the heads (which is not advised) but possibly an option to try and recover some data but voiding any sort of warranty! A no win situation all round really!
I chose the later and managed to recover some data but now have a dead drive! The moral of the story, only use as a back up device and NOT single storage. * Note after checking various forums, many people have encountered issues with Samsung drives.