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WD - Blue 2TB Internal SATA Hard Drive for Laptops with NoTouch Ramp Load Technology-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 139 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A good HDD if you can get it to work in a PS4 Slim

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    WarcraftFan
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    Alright normally I would give this five stars but I bought this to double the capacity of the new PS4 Slim I got for Christmas and I switch them out fun fact the hard drive bracket is actually deeper than the hard drive that comes with the system and the same is true with this drive. I replaced the drives and set everything up but then it started constantly crashing. Sometimes it would crash then I would turn it on but then other times it would crash and when it came on it said that the system software hit a glitch and asked me to send an error report. However I know the software is fine because once I put the stock drive back in everything was fine. Thankfully I still had my external drive. So I'm sure this is a great drive and maybe someone else can make this work in a PS4 Slim. I would stick to using it in a laptop. So I would still recommend it. Just not for a PS4.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Replacement drive for PS4

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    IloveVideoGames
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    I got this to replace the 500gb drive that came with my PS4, because RDR2 just takes up wayyyyy too much space. Anyway, drive works perfectly in the PS4. I was a bit concerned because when I replaced the HDD in my PS3 I ended up with a energy-saving drive that would cause stuttering and pauses because the drive would constantly spin down. This drive does not appear to have that problem and performance does not seem impacted at all. Protip: If you have a 2nd spare external harddrive, you can backup your current HDD contents to that, swap the drives, then restore from the backup. This will restore all settings, saves, and downloads.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    best value for price and capacity....

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    VladPitt
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    been using western digital hd way way back... never had problems, now this no touch ramp tech that are being used on blue drives add peace to my mind.. right now I am using this as a backup for big music files in various format, and some personal files, I expect this to last like the ones I used in the past which to this day, are still working as good as before, except they have smaller capacity.. I use a docking hdd for backing up, which I also connect to a blu ray player and play the music through an amp and Stereo receiver and listen to uncompressed music which comes out excellent.. could not ask for anything more...

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great upgrade for your PS4

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    Cody
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    I got this to replace the 500 Gigabyte hard drive that came with my PS4 because the 500 Gigabytes is not a good amount of storage anymore with each game today being over 50 Gigabytes. I've had it for less than two weeks so i can't comment on durability. The only reason I gave this hard drive 4 stars and not 5 is because it's nowhere near as fast as a solid state drive. I would've gotten a solid state drive but one of the same size as this hard drive costs more than a new PS4 Pro so it's not practical to get one. If you need more storage for your PS4 I would recommend this hard drive.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Decent drive, with realistic expectations

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    Troy
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    Purchased this drive to increase a home media server capacity for a HTPC. It was decently reasonably priced for a 2.5" drive. It works well enough that I have no issues with its purpose. I would not recommend it as a primary drive or heavy use drive on a normal use PC as it's not very fast though, but it is great as secondary storage. CrystalDiskMark shows sequential reads of 96MB/s and writes of 116MB/s. Random reads and writes are slow as expected. About 1.2MB/s reads and 1.5MB/s writes, with Q=1 reads at only 0.4MB/s.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Massive storage for a PS4

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    Jasonmwa
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    Bought this for my PS4 to replace an external adapter kit that housed a 2TB drive. The spin speed is only 5400RPM, slower than the 3.5" drive I was using but I find no issues with it. In some ways, it feels faster, snappier than the larger drive. PS4 OS works well with it and 2TB is a great capacity for the machine. I wanted to go full SSD but this was a great alternative. Machine is quite responsive with spinning platters. Appreciative customer.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great storage for the price but slow load time

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    William
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    My sole intent for this HDD was to upgrade my PS4. While the upgrade and download of all games were easy and straightforward. The speed of my load times are noticeably slower (5 sec load can now be 10-15 sec). Not a deal-breaker by any means, considering what I paid so I'm still overall pleasantly satisfied with my purchase. Hybrid is never recommended and SSD are considerably more expensive. Would only make a SSD purchase when the next-gen console releases.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Storage

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    hgedi
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    I have not experienced putting in a new hard drive before this one, so review does not consists of any comparisons to other brands. I’m happy with the amount of space and how easy it is to download and move files into it. I have no complaints on its function. However, my only true complaint is that it’s quite noisy. Of course, if I wanted it to be purely silent I would have chosen an SSD. Overall, it does what it needs to do! You can’t go wrong.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great improvement for Playstation 4 Pro.

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    MrWeasley
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    This hard drive was used for a Playstation 4 Pro to upgrade the capacity. This thing has doubled my hard drive space. WD is also more reliable and doesn't have as much noise as a seagate drive either. It also seems to run a little bit cooler though it might just be the fact that the heat hasn't completely come in yet. Overall, I recommend it unless you can find a Hitachi drive in stock.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A large capacity laptop drive at a low price!

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    olearydq
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    Western Digital is not my favorite drive to use, because I have had failure with them in the past. I was running critically low on storage on my laptop though, and needed a quick replacement. This did the trick and it did not break the bank. Eventually I want to replace it with an SSD of the same size but they are between 6 and 11 times the cost right now, depending upon the make and model

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    1st time changing out a hard drive

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    Tammy
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    Easy, youtube will walk you through it if like me you have never done this. I have an Apple, avoided 2 weeks of waiting just to have them put in a new HD and it cost under $100.00 and only took 20 minutes. I don't see a difference with this versus the original at all! Totally worth it to me.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works amazing.

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    Candyman616
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    With this card came great performance. If you are looking for a good card to have on a budget this is a card. I know this review is a little late but im sure somebody will be looking to see if this purchase is worth while. Trust me it is. It is discontinued now but doesn't mean it won't keep getting purchased in the future.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great and no frills drive

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    JamexRZ
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    Got this drive for my new laptop which came with a 256 SSD boot drive. I'm installing just games and large applications on this drive. Installing it was easy and formatting it gives you about 1.83 TB of free space. Games load fast and with no issues at all. Hopefully it will last long!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Much Needed Upgrade

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    John
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    I had a PS4 with a 500gb hard drive. For extra storage, I had an external hard drive hooked up, but that got to be inconvenient. This 2TB HDD was the exact upgrade in was looking for. 4x my original space, without the need for an external drive.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Lot for not so much...

    Posted
    Laura
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    This 2TB hard drive is a great value. My machine runs so much faster and it is a lot quieter than before. I have tons of storage so I don’t have to worry about downloads- I am very please with this product and would definitely recommend it to anyone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Solid option for replacement hard drive

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    Captain1701
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    Purchased this unit to replace a 500 gigabyte hard drive that no longer was able to work for our podcast data storage. This unit was easy to install, effective, and has a fairly quick transfer time for our purpose. Will most likely purchase more in the future.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent hard drive for the money

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    BigRich
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    I’ve been using Western Digital hard drives for many years and have always been satisfied with the quality and performance. I bought this 2TB model for my laptop to replace the original one which crashed suddenly and it has been performing flawlessly ever since

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    easy to install, great cost to usefulness ratio

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    gofish
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    simple to install ( like Geico says, "Even a caveman...) even though it's not a solid state drive, it's more than fast enough that I can't tell and the cost savings is pretty good. love having the extra storage space

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Cheap and works great

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    Deathwing
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    I got this for my gaming laptop since it only came with a 256gig ssd and I already have 600 plus gigs in games alone. I installed it myself before i turned the laptop on the first time and moved all my games from my external hard drive to this and I've never had any issues with it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great and reliable.

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    JamexRZ
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    Bought this one to add to my laptop as a games drive. I'm currently booting from a NVME drive. This one I have all my games installed and they load quickly and have not had any reliability problems so far. Install was easy, just had to partition and format.

    I would recommend this to a friend