I've been backing up my archive to DVDs only so far, but I've finally managed to save some money in order to buy a couple of external hard drives for storage and backup purposes.
I live in Mexico and I currently have the following two options available through the local market. I'd like to receive your input in order to make a decision please.
Option # 1:
The Seagate FreeAgent Go 500GB are available at the local Sam's Club. I've been reading the reviews on Amazon and most of the people seem to be happy. Some users though report very early failures, during the first months or weeks.
I wouldn't be able to get a warranty replacement here in Mexico so that concerns me.
Plus, the price is about 2320 pesos X 2 = 4640 pesos. Quite expensive, it almost doubles the price in USD.
Option # 2:
This is a link to a product that is for sale on the local Ebay equivalent:
Basically it's an external enclosure with this HD inside:
So basically a 1TB drive, instead of a 500GB and the price is much lower too: 1659 pesos X 2 = 3318 pesos. I would have twice the storage for a lower price. There's a 1 year warranty directly with the vendor.
I'm leaning towards the second option, I'm unsure though about the external enclosure, which looks pretty cheap and I'm not sure wether it could cause possible heating problems with a 7200rpm drive.
What would you advise me to do?
Thanks in advance for your help!
UPDATE: I think I posted this on the wrong section of the forum, I guess it should belong in the computers section. I apologize for the mistake and if a moderator could help moving this I would be most grateful, thanks!