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5TB WD Easystore External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive EXPIRED

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Best Buy via eBay has 5TB WD Easystore External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive (WDBAJP0050BBK-WESN) on sale for $99.99 (price shown in cart). Shipping is free.

Best Buy has 5TB WD Easystore External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive (WDBAJP0050BBK-WESN) on sale for $99.99. Shipping is free or select free curbside pickup where stock permits.

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Best Buy again slightly drops the price of the WD Easystore 5TB portable hard drive from $104.99 down to $99.99. They seem to do this every week or two now. No telling how long this slightly lower price will be.

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/wd-e...Id=6406512

Still a meh deal on a per TB price ($20 per TB) due to being a portable drive and not the larger dimensioned 3.5 inch desktop external drives that many buy and shuck.

And as previously mentioned in past discussions on this drive it is not shuckable as the USB port is part of the drive.

As a price comparison. Amazon has the WD 5TB Elements portable hard drive at $99.99 right now.

WD 5TB Elements Portable External Hard Drive HDD, USB 3.0, Compatible with PC, Mac, PS4 & Xbox - WDBU6Y0050BBK-WESN [amazon.com]

An alternative 5tB drive at a slightly lower price point, Costco will have the Seagate 5TB portable drive on sale for $89.99 starting 3/10. But it's Seagate which some here despise.

Seaate 2.5" portable 5TB harddrive $90 @ Costco starting 3/10 $89.99
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Drives are trash, on top of that they charge for replacements.
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This isn't a great deal; it's luke warm at best.

I got the WD 5tb black drive from Amazon last year for $92, the passport drives with 3-yr warranty have also been in the $90s, while the BB easystore is only a 2-year warranty and more expensive. No thanks.

Over paying for drives is only warranted if you absolutely need it today. If you can wait, I'd say wait.
This type comment comes up all the time. I've been waiting for months for a good deal. How long should one wait? A month? Two months? Till black Friday? What would be considered a good deal?
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No you don't have "this". This 5tb drive didn't exist in 2013.... Roll Eyes (Sarcastic) Roll Eyes (Sarcastic) Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
read the whole review, genius
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This type comment comes up all the time. I've been waiting for months for a good deal. How long should one wait? A month? Two months? Till black Friday? What would be considered a good deal?
That's up to you. If you need it today, buy.... something... whatever you want.

Why pay $99 for a 2 year warranty? I'd even pay the $10 more for a third year, but again, do what you need to do.

https://www.amazon.com/s?k=5tb+pa...nb_sb_noss

And I didn't get my black drive on any special occasion. Amazon had them, that was the price, and I bought it. Prices change all the time so you don't know what it will be tomorrow.

I have no problem with BB, but this isn't really a "deal" IMO...
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read the whole review, genius

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Any thoughts on...

WD Easystore 5TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive - $99.99


Finally, a voice of reason.

I have this. Have had this since 2013 and it runs like a top. Use it for all my footage for immediate and then longterm storage. It's usb 3.0, and takes it's own power. From what I remember of the original thread, it's schuckable to a Red drive, but its more utility to me as a portable until it breaks. Plenty of 100gb SSDs floating around for any random internal space needs.

I paid $79 on BF over 5 years ago (might have been 2016, but I can go through my email for receipts if it's that dire. Bought it from BB on a price match to the sale on amazon at the time

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WTF? Sorry "genius" (that's a joke) but can you read? Do you see your post in the FULL context as I read it and copied above?

You either don't know what you're saying, writing, or both, because from your post when asked for thoughts about "this" drive, you spout nonsense about having purchased "this' drive in 2013. It didn't exist.

Seriously, that's a good trick. Can you buy a 30TB drive now for all of us? I'll take two.. For $99 each.
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WTF? Sorry
No problem. I looked up the receipt and it was indeed 2016. So yeah, just like I wrote...
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Does anyone know if these drives are shingle or not?
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Does anyone know if these drives are shingle or not?
You can maybe use them as shingles but there are cheaper shingles at home depot.
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I meant SMR vs CMR.
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You can maybe use them as shingles but there are cheaper shingles at home depot.
How would I get the Shingles virus particles to cover and stay put on my roof?
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I'm waiting for the 5 PB model.
Except for SSD, are people buying drives of this size any more?
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Man i missed the 8TB/$99 deal a month back. Wish they will drop to that price again
When?
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Just waiting until you get down voted.
Oh, the irony!
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Treat it as if every hard drive will fail. The common phrase is 'two is one and one is none'. It's unlikely the 2nd drive (primary backup) will fail concurrently with the 1st, but you never know. That said, precious files should be housed on a 3rd drive (secondary backup), ideally offsite. Backup hard drives are no good if your house/apt burns down with all the drives inside. If you have the bandwidth to do so, cloud backups are a fantastic option for a 3rd drive/location (secondary backup). Cloud could be used as a primary backup (aka the 2nd drive), but it depends how quickly you would need to access/restore your files in the event of a drive failure and how fast your internet is.

So in your circumstance, get 2 external drives but don't get them at the same time or from the same store. Try to stagger their ages if they're going to be used simultaneously to reduce the likelihood of them failing together. If you're going to be plugging one in permanently and plugging the backup in at regular intervals to do the backups (if you're responsible enough to remember), then they can be from the same place/age/production since one is cold storage
This is exactly my methodology. But just to add, for the one that I take off-site, I rotate it with my 2nd backup every so often.

So that means 3 backups: Primary stays on always. Secondary and tertiary rotate to offsite.
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Oh, the irony!
Lmfao in another thread I posted that Seagate is prone to failures in today's day and I didn't recommend it. I got downvoted by 60 points. Now it's happening again but reversed 🤣
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