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Western Digital WD 16TB Elements Desktop External Hard Drive, USB 3.0 external hard drive for plug-and-play storage - WDBWLG0160HBK-NESN

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While this is an OK deal, the better deal is on westerndigital that also just put the same drive on sale for 241.99. Buying direct from westerndigital also gives you an extra 1 year of warranty. You also can get 5 - 5.5% cb on various CB sites I cannot mention here on SD by name, but many of you will guess what sites those are. I personally would pay $2.00 more for an extra year of warranty, plus the CB.
on WD direct store:
https://www.westerndigital.com/pr...60HBK-NESN
I looked into it a while back, and while the Elements drive does seem to have a bit more features, they ultimately didn't seem to matter much to me -- and the best price won

Easystore = BestBuy Exclusive model/branding
Elements = "everywhere else"

Elements = Has hardware encryption
Easystore = No encryption


I don't know if anything changes beyond that -- if one is easier than the other to "shuck" or if the internal drives are different? But I've been buying externals for years -- SanDisk, Elements, Easystore, and I really haven't noticed any issues/differences between them. For me, I'd say go with the size that makes most sense to you.

14 TB = 200 (Easystore)
16 TB = 240 (Elements)
18 TB = 280 (Easystore)

The 14TB seems to be the best value, after that you can add $20 TB (x2) for the elements or $20 TB (x4) for the easystore if you needed more storage, but I wouldn't necessarily expect much of a noticeable difference (for an average user) between either.

I will say that my NEW "EasyStore" drives (BestBuy 2022 black friday) are much louder/noisier than previous years. I don't know if Elements is the same?
Easystore is a BestBuy exclusive, avoids pricematching - Elements is the retail version.

and NO encryption on the Elements, My Books have the encryption. folks keep making up stuff

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Great price, I'd be all over this if I needed but I'm good on hard drives for at least the next year Smilie
Really wish there was an easy way for me to sell some of my older external HDDs (12tb-14tb) and upgrade. I hate selling on eBay!
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Astro and Ace a dynamic advertising/spam duo over her or what?
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While this is an OK deal, the better deal is on westerndigital that also just put the same drive on sale for 241.99. Buying direct from westerndigital also gives you an extra 1 year of warranty. You also can get 5 - 5.5% cb on various CB sites I cannot mention here on SD by name, but many of you will guess what sites those are. I personally would pay $2.00 more for an extra year of warranty, plus the CB.
on WD direct store:
https://www.westerndigital.com/pr...60HBK-NESN
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While this is an OK deal, the better deal is on westerndigital that also just put the same drive on sale for 241.99. Buying direct from westerndigital also gives you an extra 1 year of warranty. You also can get 5 - 5.5% cb on various CB sites I cannot mention here on SD by name, but many of you will guess what sites those are. I personally would pay $2.00 more for an extra year of warranty, plus the CB.
on WD direct store:
https://www.westerndigital.com/pr...60HBK-NESN
Also, if you have a capital one credit card, you may have an offer for using their rewards for 11 percent back going thru their links. I just bought the 18tb from WD via this method instead an hour ago. 299.99 - 11 percent of that plus a total 4 year warranty. Better than best buy deal of $280. I had 2 separate stolen orders that were from best buy who will use a local delivery service called Roady. On both occasions, Roady drivers stole the packages after taking proof of delivery photos on a public facing street. This may happen of your local BB has your item instock. Buyer beware, and BB will not tell you which courier will deliver until after order has been charged. Same thing happened with them using Roady for an order in a different city as well about a year ago.
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Thoughts on this vs the 14TB WD easystore @ Best Buy for $199? Only 2TB difference but I don't know what the difference is between easystore and elements.
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Thoughts on this vs the 14TB WD easystore @ Best Buy for $199? Only 2TB difference but I don't know what the difference is between easystore and elements.
I don't think it should matter, as these are CMR drives in this size regardless. They're all white label rebranded Reds. Someone want to correct me?
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Thoughts on this vs the 14TB WD easystore @ Best Buy for $199? Only 2TB difference but I don't know what the difference is between easystore and elements.
I looked into it a while back, and while the Elements drive does seem to have a bit more features, they ultimately didn't seem to matter much to me -- and the best price won

Easystore = BestBuy Exclusive model/branding
Elements = "everywhere else"

Elements = Has hardware encryption
Easystore = No encryption


I don't know if anything changes beyond that -- if one is easier than the other to "shuck" or if the internal drives are different? But I've been buying externals for years -- SanDisk, Elements, Easystore, and I really haven't noticed any issues/differences between them. For me, I'd say go with the size that makes most sense to you.

14 TB = 200 (Easystore)
16 TB = 240 (Elements)
18 TB = 280 (Easystore)

The 14TB seems to be the best value, after that you can add $20 TB (x2) for the elements or $20 TB (x4) for the easystore if you needed more storage, but I wouldn't necessarily expect much of a noticeable difference (for an average user) between either.

I will say that my NEW "EasyStore" drives (BestBuy 2022 black friday) are much louder/noisier than previous years. I don't know if Elements is the same?
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Easystore is a BestBuy exclusive, avoids pricematching - Elements is the retail version.

and NO encryption on the Elements, My Books have the encryption. folks keep making up stuff

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Thoughts on this vs the 14TB WD easystore @ Best Buy for $199? Only 2TB difference but I don't know what the difference is between easystore and elements.
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I looked into it a while back, and while the Elements drive does seem to have a bit more features, they ultimately didn't seem to matter much to me -- and the best price won

Easystore = BestBuy Exclusive model/branding
Elements = "everywhere else"

Elements = Has hardware encryption
Easystore = No encryption


I don't know if anything changes beyond that -- if one is easier than the other to "shuck" or if the internal drives are different? But I've been buying externals for years -- SanDisk, Elements, Easystore, and I really haven't noticed any issues/differences between them. For me, I'd say go with the size that makes most sense to you.

14 TB = 200 (Easystore)
16 TB = 240 (Elements)
18 TB = 280 (Easystore)

The 14TB seems to be the best value, after that you can add $20 TB (x2) for the elements or $20 TB (x4) for the easystore if you needed more storage, but I wouldn't necessarily expect much of a noticeable difference (for an average user) between either.

I will say that my NEW "EasyStore" drives (BestBuy 2022 black friday) are much louder/noisier than previous years. I don't know if Elements is the same?
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Do these come with USB-C so I can plug into MacBook?
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Do these come with USB-C so I can plug into MacBook?
It comes with a micro b usb to usb-a cable.

You need a micro b to usb-c cable. I bought this one and it works fine

https://www.amazon.com/AmazonBasi...8929&psc=1
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Also, if you have a capital one credit card, you may have an offer for using their rewards for 11 percent back going thru their links. I just bought the 18tb from WD via this method instead an hour ago. 299.99 - 11 percent of that plus a total 4 year warranty. Better than best buy deal of $280. I had 2 separate stolen orders that were from best buy who will use a local delivery service called Roady. On both occasions, Roady drivers stole the packages after taking proof of delivery photos on a public facing street. This may happen of your local BB has your item instock. Buyer beware, and BB will not tell you which courier will deliver until after order has been charged. Same thing happened with them using Roady for an order in a different city as well about a year ago.
How do you go through their rewards using the westerndigital site?
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