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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 161 reviews

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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Another good western digital hard drive

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    Owned for 2 months when reviewed.

    I liked my Western digital 14TB Easystore so much that I ended up purchasing the 16TB version as well. Usable space after formatting with NTFS was 12.5TB. This 16TB drive runs slightly faster on average then my 14TB version according to CrystalDiskMark. It was on sale when I purchased it on 4/2021 at $267. As of 6/2021 it is on sale at $450. So glad I purchased it when I did.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Pros mentioned:
    Ease of use, Price, Speed
    Cons mentioned:
    Compatibility, Size

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    A Ultimate XBOX ONE X external TB HDD

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    Owned for less than 1 week when reviewed.

    Surprised that no in depth review of this has been mentioned yet and how well this 16TB external drive does with a Xbox gaming console. I can definitely guarantee that this works on an Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition and most likely a Series X/S console in the future when I get one. I’m holding out for a cool Limited Edition Series X with at least 2TB built in storage. For the amount of storage I wanted so far this works great at the awesome sale price of $259 bought on MARIO DAY 3/10/21. I’d rather have a SSD external, but after doing research for this capacity and blazing fast downloads it would cost me $1700. Brands are not even making a single SSD that size [except one @$510 I found. Unreliable new company on the market. On Amazon]for a reasonable price consumer purchase anyway. I would have to buy two separate 8TB SSDs for the one I truly want. Pros: 1) Incredibly easy setup plug and format for Games and Apps storage. 2) Massive size capacity - 600+ games w/9TB still free of 14.6TB total (1.4TB used for format Microsoft Xbox OS) 3) Fast download and transfer speeds. Hitting upwards of over 200Mbps. (Varies with Internet service) Very fast game load times. 4) Good size for travel and display. Bright light showing downloads working properly. 5) Should last a very long time. My previous Xbox One external HDD WD My Book that I switched from and still working was purchased in 2013-2014 6) Trusted reliable brand and model that works very well with Xbox consoles. Cons: 1) For the price and modern day change of technology we live in it’s a drag that this is not a 7200 rpm drive and 3.1 USB cable. No excuses there WD. 2) Still requires an adapter for power. I believe after a certain size threshold external HDD has to have one. 3) Can be slightly noisy and flashy bright light if that stuff annoys you, but not too much of a drastic change from my previous WD My Book. For this size capacity and price per TB it’s a minor issue for me IMO. 4) The 18TB version will not work with Xbox consoles if you’re thinking about it for Games & Apps format only. As of 1/20/21 last time checked—It will reject not allow!! For some weird reason years ago Microsoft Xbox OS designed it that way to cap off at only 16TB individual external HD games storage and don’t plan to upgrade change that limitation. Which is extremely misleading information according to their format game instructions on Xbox game console. No mention of a cap off TB individual external HD limits for Games and Apps. Very disappointed about that. I’m overall really happy with my purchase. I don’t have to worry anymore with removing and trying to make room for other titles. This comes in extremely handy for those using or interested in Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. Highly recommended and a Fantastic service for content, price, ease of use, and value.

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    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Sleek drive but makes loud mechanical noises...

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    Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

    I love the price point and the sleek look of this desktop drive, but its VERY noisy. I was concerned that I may have a defective unit until I ran a few Google searches and realized this is absolutely normal for this drive. Although my concerns were voiced by many others online, even those that send the drives back under warranty thinking they were bad received a replacement drive that made the exact same noises. Bottom line, great drive, but makes unusually loud mechanical and chirping sounds, moreso that you would expect even from an inexpensive drive. Still give it 4 stars before its good value fort the money.

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    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Time Will Tell, But So Far Great!

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

    Hate to give a HD an early review as time tells with these things, but so far it has been doing a great job. Using this as a back to a NAS. Only issue I have is that the casing puts the HD into hibernation mode when I need it to be on at all times. But not a big deal; it is actually forcing me to have more security by keeping it disconnected except when backing up. Great drive and always better when on sale!

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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Easily shucked

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    This is an excellent CMR drive. I use 6 of these in my Synology SD1621+. They work well and stay relatively quiet. Highly recommend to get many of these as you can when they're on sale.

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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Oodles of storage

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    Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

    This disk drive has oodles of storage space and allowed me to consolidate a nearly full 8TB drive with a nearly full 4TB drive with room to spare. This makes my file organization better because now I don't have to look in two different places for stuff. I've been using WD drives for at least the past 8 years now and haven't had any problems.

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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Big on size, fast on speeds.

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

    So far, great read/write times via USB. I havent tried to use it as a NAS but it does make a great backup drive for everyday use.

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

    High capacity

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    Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

    Attractive, compact, quiet and plenty of storage. Using with my own backup software but what was included looked easy,

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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    EasyDrive For The Won

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    Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

    Very convenient & easy to set up. I do notice an occasional delay when opening the drive in File Explorer, but nothing of any consequence or concern. Would have no hesitation getting another one once this one gets filled up.

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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Works as advertised

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    Posted .
    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

    the best deal for the buck. has a 16 TB capacity and this is enough to store all the photos and videos from my old drives.

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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Lots of space

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    Posted .
    Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

    Awesome drive. This was my second 16tb easy store drive. Nice looking and lots of space. In total this is my 8th Western Digital easy store. They all work great. I have the 4tb, 8tb, the 12tb, and now the 16tb. All purchased from Best Buy.

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

    Very good unit

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    Owned for 3 months when reviewed.

    Excellent external hard drive..i have been buying WD externals for a while now..once in a while you get a bad one that goes dead in few weeks but lately they have been great..i still think seagate is better but this does the job too and you get a lot of storage!

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

    Great for storage

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    Owned for 1 week when reviewed.

    I've always found these western digital external hard drives to he reliable. had a couple already for years and no issues at all

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

    Love refurbished items.

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    Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

    It is working as described. It is quiet and has a small footprint. .

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

    Excellent

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    Owned for 1 year when reviewed.

    I used for my technical work, saving lot of information

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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Good capacity HDD

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    This is a great external hard drive with significant capacity. It was a great deal and would recommend it for those who wish to archive large files, etc.

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    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Noisie...

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    Owned for 1 year when reviewed.

    for the 1st year it seemed really good, now 1 year & 1 month in its starting to clatter, & I still have almost 6 TB of space left. Not sure that was a good $300 expenditure...

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    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent hard drive

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

    Great quality hard drive with huge capacity. Use for weekly backups of my NAS.

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    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Great storage

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    Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

    Works as expected and has a lot of storage. Only reason I didn't give 5 stars was it was extremely hard to hook up as a network drive.

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

    It's what I was looking for.

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

    I got this for mass data backup of my rather large collection of audio files. Since many of the files are high definition, I needed a lot of capacity. This drive is not the fastest, but it is adequately quick for my needs.

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    I would recommend this to a friend