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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 $94.99 -> Now $99.99 (price shown in cart). Shipping is free.

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  • Data transfer rates up to 5 Gbps with USB 3.0
  • Automatic backup options
  • Compatible with Mac and PC

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Define what you consider "better".

The Easystore drive line is generally sold primarily through Best Buy. The Eastore portable drive is similar if not identical to the portable Element drive that is sold elsewhere (Newegg, Amazon, Staples, etc). Both drives have similar warranties of 2 years. Both drives are quite often the same price when on sale at both Best Buy and Amazon and Newegg.

The My Passport portable drive has password + 256-bit AES hardware encryption for securing the contents of the hard drive. The warranty is 3 years. Comes in additional colors. And is typically more expensive than the elements and Easystore portable drive(s).

When it comes to read/write speed, they're likely all relatively close to each other for being portable mechanical drives. One would have to go through reviews to see if anyone has posted bench marks for each of the drives to gain a feel for actual speed each is capable of. As previously indicated in an earlier post in this thread, this Easystore drive is in the 125MB/s range on USB3.0 per one review.
As a reminder before the usual question is asked. These WD portable Easystore drives cannot be shucked.

The USB port is integrated into the hard drive. This is the case with most WD portable drives now. If you need to shuck a portable drive look to Seagate who have several portable drives that apparently can still be shucked.
Don't feel bad kids. I think I paid $2700 for an i486 machine with a 230MB hard drive.

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Looks like a good deal if looking for storage such as a backup. I have the 2TB version and it holds backups for 4 computers. Don't expect fast speeds though. Still wish I had waited a while since I paid this much for only 2TB. Just my two cents...
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Looks like a good deal if looking for storage such as a backup. I have the 2TB version and it holds backups for 4 computers. Don't expect fast speeds though. Still wish I had waited a while since I paid this much for only 2TB. Just my two cents...
That waiting game would go on forever, though. It will always drive us nuts to know how much we paid for our previous hard drives/flash drives, compared to what we're paying now. Eventually, we just have to bite the bullet, buy *something*, and decide that the best decision is to find the best price we can on what we need, *when* we need it.

When I think about buying my very first flash drive...all 128MB of it. 😆
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Free with purchase. Not sure how accepting the fwp items would affect returns, since the free items are digital and, therefore, can't exactly be returned with the drive.

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Looks like a good deal to store all these VR movies.
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As a reminder before the usual question is asked. These WD portable Easystore drives cannot be shucked.

The USB port is integrated into the hard drive. This is the case with most WD portable drives now. If you need to shuck a portable drive look to Seagate who have several portable drives that apparently can still be shucked.
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Quote from NathanM2186 :
Looks like a good deal if looking for storage such as a backup. I have the 2TB version and it holds backups for 4 computers. Don't expect fast speeds though. Still wish I had waited a while since I paid this much for only 2TB. Just my two cents...
So not good for gaming consoles?
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Is this better than the one that was on sale at costco?
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It will always drive us nuts to know how much we paid for our previous hard drives/flash drives, compared to what we're paying now...

When I think about buying my very first flash drive...all 128MB of it. 😆
Don't feel bad kids. I think I paid $2700 for an i486 machine with a 230MB hard drive.
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So not good for gaming consoles?
i use this on my ps4 and works perfect
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Don't feel bad kids. I think I paid $2700 for an i486 machine with a 230MB hard drive.
God, ya back in '94 I think ours was upwards of 3k for a 486 w/ 17" CRT monitor from Gateway. That box was the monitor stand for me at college.
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Shucks. Just bought a 4tb from micro center... Not making that drive to return. Might be buying another drive then 😂
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So not good for gaming consoles?
As an external drive it works great for consoles
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That waiting game would go on forever, though. It will always drive us nuts to know how much we paid for our previous hard drives/flash drives, compared to what we're paying now. Eventually, we just have to bite the bullet, buy *something*, and decide that the best decision is to find the best price we can on what we need, *when* we need it.

When I think about buying my very first flash drive...all 128MB of it. 😆
Haha I remember the days of buying floppy disks and there was barely 2mb of data
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