Some weeks ago I started looking for a suitable HDD to use for video editing purposes, specifically to transfer HD video tapes I had recorded years. Those tapes had been uploaded to an HDD years ago, played that HDD lots of time, and when at last decided to start editing, I discovered the HDD had crashed and was not reading the files anymore. And as a stupid that I was I never made a backup of that HDD. Fortunately the tapes are still with me, hopefully readable, to be captured again. So I started looking for a 4TB HDD, with good comments in Newegg, and decided to go for this one: https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E16822179299?reviews=all&Item=9SIAAEEAAT7010 Now, I do not live in the USA, I live in Brazil. Fortunately the model was available here, even if double the price. Fine. The problem was when I went buy it and asked for the warranty, which I had taken for granted it was 3 years. Not so: just a single year. So I went back to the Newegg page, and the 1-year warranty was not just for Brazil. For the USA too. Somebody can tell me why? I don't buy any HDDs with less than 3-year warranty, as I think that time reflects what the manufacturer expects the HDD to last. Am I wrong? So back to Newegg and I found this other Seagate: https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E16822178402?Item=9SIA5AD8P22252 Warranty: 3 years. Someone may ask: why not pick a WD HDD, like the WD40EZRZ? Main reason: price. It costs more than two times and a half the US price. Second reason: reliability rate for WDs I had has been very very poor. Any comments on this Seagate I'm considering?