I bought a 2 TB external hard drive from Seagate and on the first day it stopped working. Probably something broken inside. I never had expected that it will get damaged so easily.
So I'm reconsidering my decision to buy a new storage. Basically I need to store less frequently used data I have in case I need it in future. I want it for long term.
Also I'm surprised even when I handle my laptops roughly sometimes, it doesn't affect my laptop disks at all. They work fine. Maybe they use something better?
Should I try bigger like 3.5" hard drives? Would they be more safe?
Another decision would be to buy SSD but I really can't afford that.
So, given all that, are there any other external hard drives that are less prone to damage? Maybe size of disk also matters?
Also, I don't need something eye catchy. I don't care how it looks from outside. I want a reliable storage for long term and something that won't stop working so easily. I feels like a really big loss when you buy something new and it gets damaged on its first day. I hope you understand my dilemma.