For anyone wondering about opening this up and using the drive internally:
The drive inside of the one I bought was branded Samsung model ST100LM024. It is 9.5mm high. The case was easy to open with a little bit of gentle prying on the seams. The case snaps back together pretty well with whatever 2.5" 9.5mm drive you want to use.
Personally, I quite like the design. The SATA to USB3 converter dongle can be used easily with bare 2.5" drives. I have a small stack of old 2.5" drives on my desk and this doubles like having a dock.
I bought two from BB the other day for 62 each. They were Seagate Backup Plus 1TB USB 3.0 also. The only difference from the one I bought on the box was called "Limited Edition Premium Satin Finish". They were in the laptop and tablet area on the shelf under the table. Prices were 62, 69 PC, and 79 for Mac depending where you got it in store.
Last edited by renkaliko; 03-20-2013 at 08:04 PM..
Seagate Backup Plus 1TB USB 3.0 Blue Portable Hard Drive STBU1000102
Multiple reviews on newegg state the seagate drive is easily destroyed if slips or dropped in operation and the drive never stops spinning. has a cheap plastic case. out of 35 reviews, 3 didn't like it.
WD My Passport 1TB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive WDBBEP0010BBK-NESN
no major complaints on newegg. out of 35 reviews, 9 didn't like it.
I went with the TOSHIBA Canvio Basics 3.0 1TB USB 3.0 Black Portable Hard Drive HDTB110XK3BA from Newegg, it was $69 with 3-year warranty, the others had only 2 and much better reviews.
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