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WDBAMA0160HBK-NESN
SKU:
6427998
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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 108 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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    Pros mentioned:
    Ease of use, Gaming, Price
    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

    Happy with the product. Unhappy with the shipment

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    Posted .
    Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

    I'm happy with the 2nd delivery of this 16TB drive, but the problem with the first one had more to do with Best Buy that Western Digital. My first one was delayed, took 10 days to get to my destination, but I knew it was going to be damaged as standard shipment meant a lot of stops and a lot of throwing around the package that the Easystore was put in. I mean there was zero protection and the box was way to big, so this poor external hard drive must have been getting knocked around something terrible. So, obviously when it arrived, I immediately did a thorough drive test. Needless to say it failed right out of the gates from a simple drive check, then it went all down hill from there. I'd bet the farm that the treatment of the outer box, no matter how so called protected this drive was in its own box, couldn't sustain that kind of abuse. Anyway, no problem on getting reimbursed for the return shipment and I asked for a replacement, but was willing to pay 2 day shipping in an attempt to avoid it getting thrown around so much for so long. Fortunately the box that this one came in was smaller and everything checked out on a health level. Good thing was Best Buy reimbursed me for the 2 day shipping. Probably looked at the circumstances and thought that wasn't his fault, so I appreciated that gesture. 16TB is a lot to lose if it's filled will Data. Fortunately I'm a backup kind of person and have two of the same filled with the same data, because you just never know. This has served me and has been my number one advice to anyone with data. Always and I mean always have a backup of everything that means anything to you. I'm giving this 4 stars. Not for the product, but deducting one less star aimed at Best Buy's shipping team. Look at what you're shipping. If it's vulnerable on a tech level, make sure there's packing and the box is even remotely close to the size of the product's box. If you don't, you'll be receiving more unnecessary returns than if you had just spent a little more common sense time and shipped it right.

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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great value and usual WD quality

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    Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

    Bought this to replace a 6 TB Seagate drive that kept disconnecting from my network. I should have trusted that WD would be a superior product. I am so happy with this purchase, especially on sale. The capacity is huge, so this drive can hold several months’ worth of backups. It’s quick and I don’t find it loud (although I’m not picky about that kind of thing since my backups run at night). I didn’t use or load the included WD software because it doesn’t serve my purposes. For the $/TB and quality, you can’t beat this product!

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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

    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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    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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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    EasyStore Hard Drive is a sound investment

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

    The EasyStore Hard Drive was a sound investment. At 16TB - it provides ample storage. Disk speed is 7200 RPM. I am satisfied with Best Buy’s store pick up - which was faster than ordering at Amazon. Satisfied customer!

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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    if you need more storage (not fast) EasyStore

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    Owned for 2 months when reviewed.

    Great 16tb drive, you can shuck it or leave it in its enclosure but either way its 16tb of extra storage and cheaper than internal drives of the same size

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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    BEST BUY IS THE BEST

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

    great selection very pleased. Sadly it's IMPOSSIBLE to reach the store on the phone and they lost a very large purchase - but the items I was able to order have arrived - hoping to set up new pc next week then hopefully all will work well

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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Lots of space

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    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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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect & Best

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    Very solid both software and hardware. So far everything is perfect!!

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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great backup drive!

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    Needed another backup drive and this fit the bill great! Always liked Western Digital products, they just work for me.

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    Happy Customer

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

    Just what I needed to set up my new system with no issues.

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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for what I needed

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

    Just wanted to setup a shared USB drive on my router for windows backups. So far, so good.

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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for the job

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    Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

    Perfect storage capacity and easy setup. Price wasn't bad for storage size.

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  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Great

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    Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

    The external hard drive works as advertised. It is plug and play so it is simple to use.

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

    Wait for a sale, easily schuckable

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

    Shucked it and put it inside my HTPC. I have way too many 4k rips and I was running out of room on my old 10GB hard drive - this fits the bill nicely. Bought a second one and using it as it was originally intended as an external backup, also without issues. Best bang for the buck when it's on sale.

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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent quality

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    Owned for 1 week when reviewed.

    Excellent quality and Price worthy. I would recommend to a friend!!

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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy, Plug and Play

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

    Easy to use, plug and play. We use it on our Linux machine.

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