How to Back Up Your Digital Life (2022): Hard Drives, Cloud-Based Tools, and Tips

Unfortunately, what really jumps out of that data is that longevity varies more by model than by manufacturer. That said, I suggest sticking with known names like Seagate, Western Digital, and Hitachi. Still, even brand name drives fail. I had a big brand name drive fail on me recently, and it was only four months old. What you get by sticking with the brand names is good customer service. In my case, the company replaced the drive without question. Even within brand names, though, some drives are better than others.…

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