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Western Digital 4TB Portable External USB Hard Drive For Apple Mac - Office Depot clearance, in-store only, YMMV $63.93

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Using Google Shopping search today I found the WD 4TB Portable External Hard Drive For Apple Mac listed as $63.93 at my local Office Depot. Clicking on the link to the Office Depot website showed the price as $89.99. I decided to go into the store to see if I could get the drive at the lower price. While it wasn't with all the other hard drives on display, I showed the Google page to a store employee and with the item # 6106235 they were able to find one on lock-up in a back room.

Note that this will work fine for Windows as well -- just needs to be reformatted with NTFS.

https://www.google.com/search?q=w...&&tbm=shop

(Or just search for "Western Digital 4TB USB" in Google and click shopping.)

YMMV depending on location and store availability. The usual Slickdeals wisdom applies: Do not call to ask if it's in stock / at the lower price.

Link for reference: https://www.officedepot.com/a/pro...-Portable/
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To help those looking for local stock:

https://brickseek.com/office-depo...ku=6106235
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To help those looking for local stock:

https://brickseek.com/office-depo...ku=6106235 [brickseek.com]
Thanks, didn't realize Brickseek worked on Office Depot. I do wonder whose data is more accurate though: I see a couple stores using Google Shopping search that show "Limited stock" which show as "Out of Stock" on Brickseek.

If anyone tries for one in a store where Brickseek listed it as "Out of Stock" and gets one, please post about it.
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Thanks! Got there right before they closed at 7. There was also a 2TB drive for $43.xx
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I found one this morning but I don't need it. I thought it is the desktop version that can take out the drive for my NAS.
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Does anybody know what Drive is inside this?
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I just bought the 4TB drive at Office Max for $63.93. Neither the box nor the WD site describes what speed of drive is included. This is a laptop drive (small and light).

I called WD technical support and they could not tell me the speed of the drive. all they could provide was that it connected via USB 2.0 or 3.0 and the speed of the transfer would be limited by the USB connection.

At Office Max you have 15 days to return technology items.
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Critical Reviews reveal some issues for Mac users: https://www.amazon.com/Passport-P...geNumber=1

Note that this is not APFS formatted. That could prove problematic if used for Time Machine or solutions like Carbon Copy Cloner / SuperDuper.

Does NOT have USB-C out. This comes with a USB-C adapter, which is not recommended for modern Macs that have just one C port. Old tech.
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I just bought the 4TB drive at Office Max for $63.93. Neither the box nor the WD site describes what speed of drive is included.
It's 5400.
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You can format it as exFAT so that you can use on any OS.
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I returned that WD drive to Office Max. No problem.

Other than an expensive SSD drive, any inexpensive recommendations for a Time Machine backup drive !2TB..
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It's 5400.
Do you happen to know what drive is inside? I'm planning to extract it to put it in my laptop.

I'm also trying to find out if the SATA adapter is soldered onto the internal drive
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Worked for me! Thanks! Shows up at $89 on the Office Depot website, but I printed the Google page with the $63 price, handwrote "Item #6106235" on the page and took it into the store. I asked an employee if he could look the number up and see if they had any in stock and they had 3. They were tucked away in a vault somewhere and he said he needed to get a manager. The manager retrieved the drive and it was priced at $63 no questions asked. The in store price is different from the website price.

FWIW, if your in the Fort Lauderdale area, as of 12/17, the store on 1940 S. University in Davie has 2 left in stock...

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If anyone tries for one in a store where Brickseek listed it as "Out of Stock" and gets one, please post about it.
Just picked up one. Brickseek showed all the stores in my city as n/a and "out of stock." Walked in, looked in the hard drive aisle. Didn't really know what I was looking at or for so I just asked the associate if he would look up the item # (had it written on a piece of paper). He told me he had one and if I wanted him to get it. He took it to the register...I forgot to ask the price 😬 but thankfully it was $63!

Needed a portable hard drive. Missed the black friday sale so I'm really happy to have gotten one at a great price!!
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Do you happen to know what drive is inside? I'm planning to extract it to put it in my laptop.

I'm also trying to find out if the SATA adapter is soldered onto the internal drive
Whoa there. Most bigger or older laptops support 2.5" drives up to 9mm in height. A lot of laptops only support drives that are 7mm in height. I know some laptops (pretty sure older, big, 17" ones) support 2.5" drives up to 12.5mm in height... but the hard drive inside this is likely 15mm in height, like this 2.5" 4TB Seagate drive [newegg.com]. That would make sense given that the case of this external drive is 20mm in height (just measured it).

In short, I highly doubt whatever drive is in the case would fit inside your laptop. Plus it would be a terrible drive to put your OS on.
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