"Yeah. ..I got all the data I wanted out of it"Well that is great news, and I agree I would not trust the drive with any sort of anything after you opened it. Be it was dropped or not.As to not using seagate in the future because you dropped it and it failed, that is just nuts. Like saying not going to drink brand X of milk any more because you left in the car for 2 days while parked in the sun in death valley and now it smells and tastes bad even after you chilled it.I would suggest you buy whatever external drive you find where the price and tech specs meet your requirements. Just be careful with it, they are not meant to be dribbled across the floor like a basketball ;)Also keep in mind to keep your critical files in more than 1 location at all times. Be it your pc internal drive and the external, etc.. "Critical" files should always and forever have copies in more than 1 location always!
Well its not like I have anything against Seagate. ..it eas my fault after all...but WD seems to have a lot more features like automatic backups,password protection, data encryption. ..all that sounded like a lot bang for the buck. ..but hey my harddisk is still for data storage so if wd comes second to Seagate in that. ..well I'd still stick wuth Seagate
And yes, I really did learn my lesson on keeping plenty of backups of critical data. ..that example of losing really important data like our babies' really made me realize the importance of keeping 2 0r more back up sources !