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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 2111 reviews

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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Huge capacity, how will I ever fill it?

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    Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

    As stated, this external drive has so much storage. Over triple what I've had in the past. I'm looking for reccomendations on what to store in it. Functionally, the device is perfect. Read/write speeds around 200mb/s, which could be better. I bought this device for $182 after a 15% hard drive trade in discount. Makes this an incredibly good deal! Please don't purchase it for more than $250, this thing goes on sale year-round. Also note that this external drive is shuckable- this means you can take it out of its shell and install it in a 3.5" drive bay, provided you tape off some very specific pins. Follow the guide on r/datahoarder for specific details!

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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great chunk of extra storage

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    Owned for 2 months when reviewed.

    These massive harddrives were a great buy on sale. They are very responsive even though they only have 5400rpm drive. However, that means they will last longer and generate less heat. I tested throughput and it was not much less than a 7200rpm seagate external, so that means it is limited by the USB3.1 speed.

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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    These records are the best I have ever bought. Acc

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    Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

    These WD- easystore 14 TB are the best I have ever bought. According to crystaldiskinfo it is 5400 revolutions. I currently have more than 20 disks running and they reach a write speed of about 170mb / s and a read speed of approx. 200 mb / s. When those that I have bought in other stores are slower being that they are from the same WD brand.

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    WD Ext 14TB HDD

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

    The unit was easy to set up. The capacity of it is a 14 TB external hard drive. I split the drive in half so that I could use the space for movies and pictures. It seems to have a low center of gravity so it stands up easy. The connections with simple and durable. The software made the connection to the computer convenient. I've had the unit on for two days straight and it doesn't seem to even get hot.

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    External hard drive

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    Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

    I got lucky because I was able to get this for less than $190 during the black Friday sales, I mainly use it for my playstation gameplay videos when I transfer them to my computer, my pc is a 15+ year ago computer with 1TB so this comes in handy, I'll be looking for a new pc setup next

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    Rated 1 out of 5 stars

    Drive failed the WD Utils Complete Drive Test

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    Owned for 1 week when reviewed.

    Normally I'm a fan of WD, but we always test our hard drives before using them. This unit FAILED the Complete Drive Test (full media scan) in the official WD Utilities tool. We ran the test twice, and the drive failed both times. :( Hopefully Best Buy just got a bad batch around the holidays. We will be exchanging the bad drives soon and will test the replacements as well.

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    Price, Reliable, Speed

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Reliable and affordable. Good for external or NAS.

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    Owned for 1 week when reviewed.

    Really nice speeds. I'm impressed by this drive. I've bought two Red Plus 12TB drives before. Those Red NAS drives are much more expensive than these external hard drives even though they are essentially the same thing if not better. I will never directly buy a NAS drive again because it's really easy to get one of these external drives that have Ultrastar drives in them. I was able to get this one for less than $200 so it's a really nice deal.

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    Risk in buying this item

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    Bought two of these in-store and brought them home, only to be surprised about the significantly lower storage capacity. Tried to return but couldn’t because it was tampered with previously. The enclosure was broken during the inspection process so I can not even submit a warranty. Do not recommend buying unless you’re willing to take a risk

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    Damage product

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    Owned for 8 months when reviewed.

    I purchase 2 of this item in November because they were at good price i am using one and the other one i had it for back up but today i was going to use the second one and i have found out the product is damage from the connector it look like they just repack an return product and sell it again i am very disappointed with bestbuy i always purchased from them for my electronics.

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    Speed, Value

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent slightly loud drive. Very good value!

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    Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

    Excellent drive while a bit loud the internal drive features an enterprise class helium filled drive operating at 7200 rpm. The drive is more on the moderate speeds read and writing at an average of 153mb/sec. Great value for the capacity.

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    COMPROMISED BOX

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

    this item box has been cut. fortunately there was no bad sector.

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    Noise

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent external hard drive

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    Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

    I am quite satisfied with WD-easystore 14TB USB 3.0 hard Drive. It's a little noise while using with a reasonable copy speed which satisfied me too, sometimes the copy speed reach 200MB/s. I eject the hard drive when not use but keep the power plugged in, this way keeps the hard drive very quite with no noise at all. It's keeping cool so I believe it can last long.

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    Rated 1 out of 5 stars

    Not a true 14tb drive. Know what your buying.

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    This is a 12.7tb drive not a 14tb drive. WD doesn't use the MS Standard most other manufactures do, so its calculation issue. They can call it what they want, but you dont get 14tb of storage as you would with 90% of other manufactures. I just wish I had known that, I would have jumped on a true 12tb drive and higher quality brand/model. Will likely return this later this week.

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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    A place for my files

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    Owned for 2 weeks when reviewed.

    With apologies to George Carlin... I filled up my easyStore 10TB a while ago, so offloaded to another drive. Thus was looking for additional capacity. 12TB's were on sale occasionally, but decided to wait for the 14TB. Who knows when or if a 16TB easyStore will arrive. And my wait was rewarded recently. Ordered it on 3/17. Initially said it would ship in a week, but shipped on 3/19 from the Chicago area, got it the next day in SE Minnesota via Fedex. Inside a larger shipping box with inflatable bags to fill the empty space to keep the external drive box from sliding around. I ordered it so I didn't have to run clear across town to the local BB. Plus avoided the city sales tax as I am outside the city limits in a township. If there are problems I can still return/exchange it to/at the local BB instead of paying to ship it back. CrystalDiskInfo reports WDC WD140EMFZ-11A0WA0 5400 RPM. Firmware revision 81.00A81 Windows properties has Capacity: 14,000,517,541,888 bytes 12.7 TB First is decimal (1000's) second is binary (1024's) Divide the first by 1024 enough times and you will end up with 12.7 Powerbrick is still 12V 1.5A, but is rotated 90 degrees compared to the 10TB brick. Will fit better on a typical power strip, leaves more room. But at 1.2 inches wide at the base the bricks can't be adjacent, at least on my power strip. And the brick also partially covers the next ground pin. But a two wire plug should fit between them. First thing I did was run ChkDsk: 20:33:38.65 Fri 03/20/2020 C:\WINDOWS\system32>chkdsk f: /f /r The type of the file system is NTFS. Volume label is WD 14TB. Stage 1: Examining basic file system structure ... 256 file records processed. File verification completed. 0 large file records processed. 0 bad file records processed. Stage 2: Examining file name linkage ... 1 reparse records processed. 286 index entries processed. Index verification completed. 0 unindexed files scanned. 0 unindexed files recovered to lost and found. 1 reparse records processed. Stage 3: Examining security descriptors ... Security descriptor verification completed. 15 data files processed. Stage 4: Looking for bad clusters in user file data ... 240 files processed. File data verification completed. Stage 5: Looking for bad, free clusters ... 3417964753 free clusters processed. Free space verification is complete. Windows has scanned the file system and found no problems. No further action is required. 13351933 MB total disk space. 37864 KB in 13 files. 84 KB in 17 indexes. 0 KB in bad sectors. 483451 KB in use by the system. 65536 KB occupied by the log file. 13351424 MB available on disk. 4096 bytes in each allocation unit. 3418095103 total allocation units on disk. 3417964754 allocation units available on disk. 5:12:44.92 Wed 04/01/2020 C:\WINDOWS\system32> That took almost two weeks, Stage 5 took most of the time. Then I ran WD Drive Utilities Complete Drive Test. That took about 23 hours to run. Lastly I ran HGST DFT (Drive Fitness Test) SMART Extended Test. That also took about 23 hours to run. In conclusion ChkDsk /f /r is by far the more thorough test. (Used Auto Screen Capture and MouseJiggle to capture the screens and to keep Windows 10 updating the windows. Standalone exe's, no installation needed.) Robocopy'ing (multi-GB size files) from the aforementioned offloaded drive to the 14TB was running around 110 MB/s write speed. Both connected to the same Sunix USB4300NS USB 3 card. Took a combined time of 27 hours to copy 9.58 TB from the offloaded drive and the easyStore 10TB to the 14TB. Had some three wire Thermaltake TT-1225 case fans removed from a disposed case. Mounted them on bolts to blow up into the enclosure. Pretty quiet. During the robocopy, the 14TB was 27 degrees. The other drive, 7200 RPM, in an Orico 6619S3-US-BK open dock, was 42 degrees. So far, so good...

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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    14TB Mirror storage works great for video files!

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

    Fast and easy setup to use - just plug it in. Reliability will only take time. I bought 2 of these that I use to mirror 4K video files for temp backup/storage before editing on my main SSDs. I have found that the USB3 on these is fast enough to allow full frame editing in Premiere with no lag (except upon thumbnail load).

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    Rated 1 out of 5 stars

    Just because it looks new doesn mean it is.

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    Owned for 2 weeks when reviewed.

    Easystore drives have been a great source of drives for my NAS setup. When I get them, I normally open the box, plug them into USB to make sure everything is okay. And then shuck them. I know that that likely voids the warranty, but at the price I can generally live with the risk. However, I had the unbelievable happen to me. I purchased a few "new", sealed easydrives. I forgot to do the USB check on one of them, and as soon as I shucked the container, I knew I'd just lost a good deal of money. The sold as "new" drive had a DELL drive in it with a sticker that said "BAD". When I looked to the back, there was no light pipe. Plugging it in at this point confirmed what the sticker said -- the drive is dead. Since I'd already shucked it, I know I'm out of options. This is an expensive lesson to learn. But I'm putting up the review to let everyone know that just because the seals are intact on the box and drive does not mean that all is good. So, get the drives, but always check them every time.

    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great external hard drive.

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    Owned for 6 months when reviewed.

    Came with everything needed to use it. Got the drive on sale for $199 in November 2020. Excellent purchase for that price. Like my 12TB Easystore, this 14TB runs cool (5400 rpm) and quite. Got 12.7TB usable capacity after formatting under NTFS. Been buying Western Digital bare drives for years (they used to have 5 year warranties back in the day) as they've been much more reliable then Seagate's which used to fail constantly for me personally and at work. Hopefully these Easystore's will just as reliable.

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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Backup of backups that are backed up

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    Owned for 2 weeks when reviewed.

    I've had a lot of storage (not RAM) over the years, so the need for a 14 TB hard drive was a bit shocking. I'm hoping this will be my last backup drive for a while. It works great, no installation for a fellow that enjoys electronics. Sometimes I look at my drive, just sitting there... blinking quietly; it warms my cold robotic heart. Thanks for holding on to my data, new friend.

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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great value and performance

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

    So far so good. It has a WD140EDGZ-11B2DA2 helium drive inside. A little noisier than some of my other external hard drives, but (for me) it just fades into background noise. Out of box, read and write are about 215 MB/s. At 1/3 full, they are 198 MB/s. Attached is CrystalDiskMark screenshot. 2-year warranty is good (better than 1-year on the Seagate externals I looked at); wish it had the 3-year of the WD My Books.

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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic huge storage option

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    Owned for 5 months when reviewed.

    Perfect for my Xbox Series X. If you’re anything like me, you have a ton of game pass games that you will probably never touch in your lifetime but like to have them installed ‘just in case’. Even though the Xbox comes with a 1TB SSD, that’s just not enough after a couple Call Of Duty games that are series S and X enhanced. I only have a handful of enhanced games, and those are the only ones that need faster storage, so this was the perfect external hard drive for me as far as value per TB goes. It perfectly works with my Xbox and I can store hundreds of games without it breaking a sweat. Been using it for almost 5-6 months now and it hasn’t given me any problems even with multiple random power outages while downloading games to it. Only thing I will mention that’s not the greatest about the unit is that it is loud when it reads or writes, but I think it only annoys me because the Xbox constant turns it on and off while in sleep mode so it goes off all the time.

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