Obvious reasons are?
Any suggestion on the brand? I dont know much about it. Thanks.
a3luna 發表於 2016-11-16 09:32 AM
Current-spec My A$$port HDDs feature embedded USB3 interface (transfer mode still SATA3 but connection interface is USB3 soldered onto base PCB) which means data recovery can be complicated in case of drive failure (eg. failure to connect)
Other brands however may still employ HDDs with native SATA terminal connected by bridge (SATA-to-USB3) chipset, which means internal HDD can be removed for further diagnosis and data recovery should that be necessary
Exceptions are certain HGST 2TB models with thick profile, which employ the aforementioned WD internals
One more tip: as long as you stick to (or still depend on) XP, get HDDs with 2TB or less and have them formatted in NTFS
exFAT increases Mac compatibility but FS is unstable and can lock itself into read-only in case of computer failure/error (and requires chkdsk /f to fix)