I am intending to buy a WD 14TB Elements Desktop USB 3.0 External Hard Drive during the black friday sale. However, I have heard conflicting reviews about the product. The majority of reviews I have read are that people trust the product, it is reliable, no frills,does its job well for its price, and is generally less likely to fail than seagate equivalents. On the other hand, I read reviews saying the product failed on them after just several months of use, some even stating the thing crashed on first use.
This is a pretty big purchase for me (poor college student here) and I am a complete techno noob. I intend to use this hard drive as a backup of all important files from my computer over the years. I am still more inclined towards buying it, but have since been rather apprehensive after reading the reviews. Thought getting some feedback about the product from the community here would be useful in my decision!