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Best Buy [bestbuy.com] has WD Easystore 4TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive (Black) for $79.99

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Category: External Hard Drives
Brands: Western Digital
Available: Online and In-Store
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This should work fine on a PS4 I am in 4 1!
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I got this from last week when BB was running BF sale for a couple days.
It comes with a proprietary cable and about the size of small, thick smartphone. It has a nice, premium build.

Note that with a 4TB drive (WD, Seagate or whoever) there will be 370GB missing.
This is due to computers calculating the data differently than the drive manufacturers.
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"However, computers calculate on base 2 and to them, 1 MB is actually 1024 kilobytes, 1GB is 1024MB and 1 TB is 1024GB. This difference in the method of computation is responsible for this "missing space."
More info:
http://www.tweakandtrick.com/2013...space.html

So, you're not getting ripped off. (Well, maybe you are, but it's not unique to this drive or manufacturer. Wink )

Anyway, it's a solid little drive, would recommend. nod

P.S. If you buy (any) 8TB drive, there will be a lot more GB unavailable.
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Can I buy it at higher price now and then price adjust it once it goes on sale?
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Quote from NewbToob
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I got this from last week when BB was running BF sale for a couple days.
It comes with a proprietary cable and about the size of small, thick smartphone. It has a nice, premium build.

Note that with a 4TB drive (WD, Seagate or whoever) there will be 370GB missing.
This is due to computers calculating the data differently than the drive manufacturers.


More info:
http://www.tweakandtrick.com/2013...space.html

So, you're not getting ripped off. (Well, maybe you are, but it's not unique to this drive or manufacturer. Wink )

Anyway, it's a solid little drive, would recommend. nod

P.S. If you buy (any) 8TB drive, there will be a lot more GB unavailable.
It appears to be a standard (universal) USB 3.0 A to micro-B. You'll find them on a multitude of USB 3.0 external hard drives.
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$120 now at Best Buy
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$79.99 right now. Been watching thanks.
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I'm so sorry to resurrect this deal that has expired, but you all are very knowledgeable of these portable drives. Opinion: Would it be possible to recover data from WD easystore?

So I did something really dumb the other day. I MOVED every digital file I own into a brand new WD easystore I rcvd on 11/27. On Saturday, I was going to sit down and organize everything and then back THAT up.

So I plugged in a usb hub into the laptop I was going to use and it made a weird noise and just flashed it's lights. I unplugged it and tried to plug my WD easystore drive directly into my laptop but it wouldn't recognize it.

I've tried different cables, different computers and nothing. You can't see it in Windows Explorer, Disk Management or BIOS. You can feel it whirring / moving when I plug the cord into a computer.

Do you all feel the data got wiped or did I fry the circuit board? Is the data retrievable or am I SOL? Please, any help or insight is greatly appreciated. Thank you. EEK!
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About the only thing you can do is buy an identical model and try to switch out the control board and hope for the best. Then it becomes how important the data is to you. There are recovery places you can send it to, but they are usually pretty expensive.

Good Luck.

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I'm so sorry to resurrect this deal that has expired, but you all are very knowledgeable of these portable drives. Opinion: Would it be possible to recover data from WD easystore?

So I did something really dumb the other day. I MOVED every digital file I own into a brand new WD easystore I rcvd on 11/27. On Saturday, I was going to sit down and organize everything and then back THAT up.

So I plugged in a usb hub into the laptop I was going to use and it made a weird noise and just flashed it's lights. I unplugged it and tried to plug my WD easystore drive directly into my laptop but it wouldn't recognize it.

I've tried different cables, different computers and nothing. You can't see it in Windows Explorer, Disk Management or BIOS. You can feel it whirring / moving when I plug the cord into a computer.

Do you all feel the data got wiped or did I fry the circuit board? Is the data retrievable or am I SOL? Please, any help or insight is greatly appreciated. Thank you. EEK!
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Thanks for the gilding, stranger.
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