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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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Quote from ae86takumi :
Is the WD easy store 8tb at $130 a better deal? $30 more for 3tb extra ?
That is a desktop (3.5 inch sized) external USB 3.0 drive. This deal is the smaller (2.5 inch sized) portable drive just in case you were not aware there are differences between the two other than TB capacity.

The larger TB desktop 3.5 inch external drives generally will have a better per TB price than the similar branded portable external drives.
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Quote from Taken Aback :
If you go back and read my post, which was a response to another person's misapprehension that EasyStore was carried in Target, you'll see where you misinterpreted things, and why your response came off that way.

In any case, I'm glad your friend has an ES that actually holds up. I wonder if he bought four more and used all five under normal circumstances whether his experience would be the same, but I wouldn't egg him on to try.

Shame about the one MP. How many MPs have you owned? Personally, I've had one fail after a serious drop. That's out of eight modern TB-era MPs with six out of warranty and all still used. I'm not even talking about the sub-TB era MPs. Frankly, with the lesser protection those cases afforded, albeit shuckable drives, they have held up beautifully as well. Not one failure.
I've been buying external HDD's since the 90's both 3.5" and 2.5". I currently have 5 2.5" My Passports, 1 2.5" Toshiba Canvio. a bunch and numerous 2.5" I've made with HGST, Samsung, Toshiba and WD HDD's as well as Dell, Intel, Samsung and other brand SSD's. I have a slew of 3.5" external My Books, Elements, Falcon in aluminum enclosures, other WD in plastic and aluminum enclosures, and other brands in aluminum enclosures.

Two of the 3.5" Falcons or other brand have failed after being put away and not used for 10 years. If I recall correctly, they had WD HDD's inside. Identical ones of the same that also weren't used for 10 years are still going strong. My next to last purchase was a 2.5" WD My Passport Ultra. I don't know what makes it "Ultra". It died soon after showing bad signs before I could get much data off it. One Toshiba internal 2.5" I bought used and put in an external enclosure died. The rest are all still running strong with no negative S.M.A.R.T reports.

I have various 3.5" internal drives that have failed, mostly Maxtor, a Colorado Fireball, was it, and maybe a WD.

I think my friend has 4 easystores he's had for years with no problems.

The 3.5" WD enclosures are lightweight crap. They used to be pretty solid. That was at least three external designs ago. They used to have solid, heavy aluminum.

Everything I'm talking about are 4TB or 8TB except for two 1TB and the aluminum WD's and Falcons are 500GB.

Your post had several enduser's posts in your reply. It looked like you were commenting on my comment since you replied to each right under each. I didn't misunderstand any previous post you made. I was commenting on your's or whoever's comment why the easystore isn't available at Target and that the Elements has a better case than the easystore. The easystore is contracted by BestBuy to be a re-badged Elements. The quality and build of the cases of the two are the same. The only difference is the badge unless they just changed something I'm not aware of.

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Portable hard drives fail regardless of manufacturer. That's especially true if you're rough on them.
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Quote from slayerfaith1982 :
How does this compare to the 5tb unit that'll be $89.99 at Costco starting on 3/10? (link below)
https://www.costco.com/seagate-ba...10586.html
Ive had so many seagate drives drop dead over the years so no more seagates for me..want to get the western digital 5tb for my PS5 just waiting for the price to drop even more
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thanks OP for finding this deal.
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Appears deal has expired. Best Buy Bumped the price on the 5TB Easystore portable drive up to $105.99.
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Deal is live again - at least for me!
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