If I could make a recommendation based on first-hand experience in having to deal with external HDDs (not SSDs), stay away from Seagate.
My company specializes in data management and, when necessary, data recovery.
Back in June, I did an a review of our last five years of received devices that we received for recovery. This recovery may have been due to physical failure of the hardware, firmware corruption on the drive, or filing system recovery.
All but two of the 361 failures were on consumer grade Seagate drives. I am not including any failures that were due to misuse or accidents, such as hurricane waters sweeping through a server room, since those are not the fault of the manufacture.
For those that are interested, the other two recoveries included a RW head failure on a nine-year-old hard drive from my Mac, which I think was a Toshiba, and a Drobo with firmware corruption across half of the drives.