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BestBuy.com has 4TB WD Easystore External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive (WDBKUZ0040BBK-WESN) on sale for $79.99. Shipping is free or select free store pickup where available. Thanks longmanj9
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WD 2.5" externals are known to have the USB connector solder to the circuit board instead of have a SATA to USB adapter.

So making this drive into an internal drive for a laptop wouldn't work out.
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Here's a discussion thread [wd.com] on the WD forums that goes deeper into the My Passport vs Easystore analysis. The key takeaways: Easystore is cheaper because

1) It offers no built-in encryption (though you can apparently use third-party software for that purpose) and

2) Recent Easystore models come with a Green drive (which is allegedly a slower Blue drive) instead of the more vaunted Red drive

HDD reliability is a probability, not a binary variable, so buying a more expensive portable external is not a guarantee that it will not fail. The thread linked above talks about how HDDs overall have become more reliable.

I also checked with both Discover IT and Chase Freedom cards, and if you use either of those, you will get an extended 1 year of warranty beyond the manufacturer's 2 years. I'm sure some other cards offer the same.

Based on the above, this is the framework I would recommend:

If you're going to use this primarily for storage, GO FOR IT.

If you're going to use this primarily for speed-dependent purposes (like running applications), THINK TWICE though it still may be a good fit for you.
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Here is the EB link for those that want it: https://www.ebay.com/itm/322849163393
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Nice, I bought it through their eBay store to get eBay bucks. Just for comparison, Costco has the 2gb Seagate version on sale for $69.99, so this deal is very slick.
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Solid price! Thanks for the heads up!
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Can this fit inside a laptop
I think it's too thick, can someone confirm?
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Here is the EB link for those that want it: https://www.ebay.com/itm/322849163393
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Great deal, but do I need it...hmm
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Can this fit inside a laptop
All portable hard drives are considered hard drives that can be powered by USB. In order to be able to be powered solely by USB, the hard drive must be 2.5" because 3.5" requires more power. If you were to "shuck" this hard drive, specifically by removing the casing and getting to the hard drive itself, then the answer is "theoretically yes" because laptops use 2.5" hard drives.
Will it be too thick? If inside the hard drive it consists of 4 1TB metal plates, then it will not be too thick. If it consists of 8 500 GB metal plates... yes it will be too thick.
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Can this fit inside a laptop
WD 2.5" externals are known to have the USB connector solder to the circuit board instead of have a SATA to USB adapter.

So making this drive into an internal drive for a laptop wouldn't work out.
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WD 2.5" externals are known to have the USB connector solder to the circuit board instead of have a SATA to USB adapter.

So making this drive into an internal drive for a laptop wouldn't work out.
Is this actually confirmed with this model for sure?​
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In 4 1 glad I waited till now
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Is this actually confirmed with this model for sure?​
I would say more than likely it would be since it has been the norm for WD for the past 5+ years for every 2.5" external.
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Any thoughts on how thus would this work for an Xbox One?
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