Editor's Notes & Price Research
This is now $10 lower than this previous +109 Frontpage Deal.
5TB storage capacity
Gives you the room you need to archive films, music, photos and other files.
USB 3.0/USB 2.0 connectivity
Provide flexibility for connecting devices.
Data transfer rates up to 5 Gbps with USB 3.0
Up to 480 Mbps with USB 2.0 to offer rapid response when updating large files.
Password protection and hardware encryption
Secure your sensitive data against prying eyes.
WD SmartWare Pro software
Backs up your files to the cloud automatically.
Compatible with PC and Mac
For flexibility (reformatting required for use with Mac).
BB Movers coupon takes $11 off. $98.99 plus tax.
FYI: Be aware of the hardware encryption. If you plan to open the enclosure and use the drive somewhere else, skip the warning.
A warning to prospective or existing Western Digital External Hard Drive Owners
Here is an example on how to get your data back in case worst thing happened.
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update 1/11/2016 PST 12:02am: CLIVE2016 doesn't appear to work for both BB and Ebay. I'm thinking of holding off because the only reason this item is on sale is due to the screwy encryption, which I'm sure wd wants to rid their troublesome stock.
update: I was told by bestbuy that if you buy it from ebay, you won't be able to return it to BestBuy store front for a refund.
^^^^ Clarification: My packing slip from ebay purchase says "You may return merchandise to a Best Buy store within the U.S. with the option of receiving a credit or an exchange." The other option is mailing it to a return center in OH. It's unclear if "credit" is store credit (gift card) or refund to credit card/paypal.