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Target has 3TB Western Digital Elements USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive for $69.99. Circle Members (free to join) may save an Additional 10% Off Select Electronics or Video Game. Final price $62.99. Choose free store pickup where available. Thanks powerfuldoppler

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Target [target.com] has 3TB Western Digital Elements USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive for $69.99. Circle Members (free to join [target.com]) may save an Additional 10% Off Select Electronics or Video Game. Final price $62.99. Shipping is free or choose free store pickup where available.

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just got the 5TB WD Black portable drive yesterday for $95 yesterday before additional discount.
Same. But first I got only box and then ask for refund and ordered again.
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How is this a deal at $21/TB?
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I bought the 2 TB version for about this price last month and I like it. Good deal.
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How is this a deal at $21/TB?
It's more so based on the physical size.. this thing is tiny and in the "portable" category. It's super light compared to other TB desktop models. I keep one in my camera bag and it takes up basically no space.

This is just an opinion from my use case, but looking at other "portable" models they're basically all this price for 1TB.
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How is this a deal at $21/TB?
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It's more so based on the physical size.. this thing is tiny and in the "portable" category. It's super light compared to other TB desktop models. I keep one in my camera bag and it takes up basically no space.

This is just an opinion from my use case, but looking at other "portable" models they're basically all this price for 1TB.
I bought a couple of 5TB portables for under $100 each recently, but looking through SD history I see that the 3TBs go front page at $70.
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anyone know the details of the drive inside the enclosure? I'm mostly curious the thickness... if it's a 9.5mm vs 15mm
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I have a pretty old HD I use to backup everything important, but would like redundancy. Better to go with a HD, or flash drives in terms of reliability (which is less likely to fail - or both reliable)? Don't think I'll ever fill 3 TB.
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anyone know the details of the drive inside the enclosure? I'm mostly curious the thickness... if it's a 9.5mm vs 15mm
These aren't shuckable if that's what you're getting at.
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I have a pretty old HD I use to backup everything important, but would like redundancy. Better to go with a HD, or flash drives in terms of reliability (which is less likely to fail - or both reliable)? Don't think I'll ever fill 3 TB.
I have had many flash drives die with anything from moderate to minimal usage. HD failures are far more rare, in my experience... though I've never had a 3TB, and some people here seem to be saying they're less reliable. Perhaps wait for a 4 or 2TB on sale?

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$10 per TB is the sweet spot
Please link to a 1TB drive for $10, or 2TB drive for $20, or 3TB drive for $30! or go away, troll. Stick Out Tongue (Price mistakes/YMMV's excluded)
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5400 rpm pfft!
$63 pfft
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there should be some better deal.
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Had my third one fail last week. 2 years old, minimal use just sitting on my desk.

I'm done with WD portables
Were they the 3TB ones? What are you moving to? Thx.
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Were they the 3TB ones? What are you moving to? Thx.
500gb, 1tb, and 1.5tb. Moving to local NAS and cloud for redundancy. Looking at pDrive's lifetime
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I'd be careful about 3 TB as all the ones I've had failed eventually, and I think quicker than they should have. 4 TB is significantly more reliable: https://www.zdnet.com/article/how...tb-drives/ [zdnet.com]
The article about the reliability of Seagate 3TB hard drives is from 2015. I think maybe technology has advanced since then, so I'm not convinced that 3TB drives are worse.

The data they were referencing came from Backblaze, who also posts new current data. According to their most recent report (https://www.backblaze.com/blog/backblaze-hard-drive-stats-q2-2020/) [backblaze.com], HGST & Toshiba are more reliable than Seagate and WD (with WD being the worst of the four). And unfortunately, WD acquired HGST, so time will tell if HGST's reliability also drops due to new management.
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Not eligible for shipping in my area and the store across town isn't eligible for order pickup / drive up. Guess I'll have to check out the store in person to see if it's there.
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