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WD - Easystore 4TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 8166 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Working very well so far

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    A2pog
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    I needed more space though, and already had several other external hard drives hooked up. I had already had to resort to a separate USB hub for two of them, but that just made handling cabling even worse. My hope was that with this new external, I'd not only have plenty more space, but could potentially get rid of the hub and neaten the cabling situation. Although the description listed the ports as USB 3, I was slightly alarmed upon opening the package, and seeing black USB ports (which much more often signify USB 2, as opposed to the blue color that more typically comes with USB 3 ports/connectors). I fired up USBViewer and was relieved to find that they were reporting as USB 3 ports, and I also transferred some data to confirm that things were being transferred at USB 3 speeds. Fortunately, everything was fine.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    At last, a decent back-up

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    FrederickR
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    I have explored several different back-up options over the years for my personal files, not really liking the fact that the cloud files are "out there" in cyberspace so I never did that: so I've had flash drives, tried backups over my home intra-net, blue-ray disks with back-ups- where are they now? Now with this neat ultra fast cigarette pack sized dynamo I can Relax! everything is safe on my back-up. It is quiet, it is a disc- based- so even if it stops working, data can be recovered because it is a physical disc. I used the free back-up trial to snap a mirror of my HD then I did a direct copy of my documents, music and photo albums. It took it all- it really has a whopping 4TB ( about 3.8 actual TB space) -excellent value for money.I would recomend it to anyone who has irreplaceable files. USB2 and USB3 compatable, so it works fine with my old Vaio laptop

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    WD - easystore 4TB has lots of room for low cost

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    DarkTester
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    I got this drive to use as additional storage for my Xbox One. It does the job. I plugged it in an available USB port, and it instantly prompted me that new drive space was available. It had to format the drive, but I bought it for that purpose so I was ok with that. (Tip: save the pre-loaded software that comes with the drive to a flash drive before formatting it. If something goes wrong with it, that software may be able to recover it.) After that format process was done, I had additional storage on my console. Games load up fast enough and I have 3.5TBs of additional space. That's my only conn with the drive. As a new windows formatted drive I had 3.8 TB's of space. On my xbox I have 3.5. Both far less than 4TB but that's how drives have always been I guess. Still upsetting tho; 1/2TB's is a lot of space to give up. Other than that, I'm happy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Decent Hard Drive

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    DevAuto
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    For what it is, it seems pretty decent at the sale price. 4TB is a fair amount of storage for a portable drive, although it does seem a little slow. Despite it's stated 5GB throughput rating, it is MUCH slower than that and I suspect part of the reason is the rotation speed. There are no published specs that I can find, but it performs like a 4800-5400 RPM drive, and I'm considering disassembly to see if there is anything on the drive label that gives better specs. My biggest complaint is with the warranty, HDDs *used* to have a 3 year warranty from the big name manufacturers, now they only have a 2 year warranty or less. This is horrible as it allows manufacturers to use cheaper components with shorter lifespans and not worry about how well it is actually built and performing.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great HDD for great price

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    EthanH
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    I bought the HDD during a sale for $80. I don't know how much it currently is, I am just stating the purchase price I paid. I am a real estate agent and a wedding photographer, so I am constantly uploading photos. I amazingly filled my 1 TB portable to capacity, so I was going to get another 1 TB, but opted for the 4 TB instead. I figured this one would last me for another 5-10 years. The HDD itself is a little bit larger than my 1 TB. It has a light to indicate when it's plugged into your pc or mac. The transfer rate is very fast, and it came with a USB 3.0 cable in box. Overall, I haven't had any issues with it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great External HDD @ Great Price

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    Cunningham1420
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    I bought this over Black Friday 2017 for 4k gaming storage on my Xbox One X. I bought the 4TB version since it was on sale for only $79.99 which is just a insanely great price for 4tb. I have a 1tb 7200rpm WD ive been using for 3yrs so i hope this one can last as long. So far buikd quality is good and this drive has some weight to it. The drives disc speed is only 5400rpm but it is USB 3.0 so read and write speeds seem to be better then most as all WD external HDD usually are. I have the 4tb and 1tb HDD pluged into a #4 Port Sabrent USB 3.0 Powered Hub and I replaced both their stock Type A to Micro B cables with premium gold plated UGreen Micro B cables, but overall im very happy with this buy and for $79.99 im not complaining ecspecially since i almost bought the green Seagate Game Drive 4tb for $120. Highly Recommended

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works Great!

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    Rittemano
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    I recently picked up my second one on a sale actually, and between the two (first one being about 6-8 months in use), I haven't had any real notable issues. I use one daily with my PS4 for extended storage (super easy setup) and the only issue I've had so far is that sometimes when my system goes into rest mode, the HD will act like it was disconnected improperly and require repair/rebuild upon booting up. Note that I have not experienced any data loss or anything of that sort, it's just an inconvenience being it requires the rebuild and restart of the system when it happens. Aside from that, zero issues, and it is a huge upgrade from the built-in 500GB that my system came with. It's an awesome experience not having to find enough games to delete before installing a new one! Recommended.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Bad experience with this product.

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    Scooter
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    I downloaded photos and files from my old laptop to this external drive on 1/2/18. I checked to see if I could view these files from my new laptop and everything worked fine, so i deleted the files from my old laptop. 2 days later I connected the drive to my laptop and I couldn't access the files. Brought it back to Best Buy and they diagnosed it as a problem with the connection on the drive. They suggested i contact WD which I did, but they do not retrieve data. Bottom line I had to spend money to have a company retrieve the data. Now I don't have an external hard drive and I'm out $300. Bad experience.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works well, fast enough for most needs

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    MisterE
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    I use this to back up my back ups. I needed a larger drive for this purpose and this was perfect. The drive itself is quite compact given it's 4TB capacity. It works well and I have very little delay when searching the drive for photos I need. The speed of this drive vs. my SSD hasn't slowed me down any. I would recommend this drive if you just need some storage for back up. Due to the size and mobility of the drive I would recommend it as a great drive for traveling with. If you need a dedicated home back up drive you could use this. However, I would pick something a bit lager (physically) for home back up if your using it daily. This would be better suited as an intermittent back up of your back up.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    WD Easystore not so easy

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    Jan1
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    One never knows how effective a backup drive is until the unfortunate day when you lost all your data and that is when you get to use the restore software that comes with the hard drive. I have thankfully not reached this point. With regard to the backup part of the software, so far it is not backing up my data according to the schedule I set. The directions say to set your schedule and then backup immediately. After this initial backup the software is supposed to back up according to your schedule. So far this has not happened once. Every week I check it and it says "missed backup" and the day it was supposed to run the backup. I cannot get it to work so I backup manually since I cannot rely on the software to run this task. Hopefully it will restore my data should the day come when I need it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Four times my PC's original capacity! Very Happy!

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    LovingMarriage
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    So a year ago I get a fancy Best Buy computer with a huge One Terabyte Hard Drive. Bought this great FOUR Terabyte USB 3 (or 2) drive for a hundred dollars, plug in, use, unplug, effortless. I had friends telling me about these great ways to increase capacity, this gem quadrupled my HD space and I keep my computer instead of getting a new one! This is a no brainer, get one. They even price match. I get up to 100 Mbps transfers when I offload data from my PC! low power usage, silent, great little blinking light for data transfers. A must have if you have to sync your phone, offload photos you aren't going to use (Plug it back in for instant access), and if you are sane and backup important files, I trust a Western Digital drive in my home than some nebulous alleged back up copy in "the cloud"! :)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent hard disk

    Posted
    bbuser
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    I'm only giving it 5 stars sofar as it satisfied my objective extremely well, which was to expand storage for my PS4. I have 53 titles on Xbox1 and 17 titles on PS4. The reason is that the PS4 only recently updated the software to accommodate external storage. Pretty stupid that they waited, right? But better late than never, and that's another review. The point is that this was incredibly easy to set up on PS4. The downloads were fast and the formatting was a cinch. It was recognized by the gaming system immediately from settings. Bear in mind that this is the only function intended for the drive and won't be used elsewhere so the 5 star rating might not be accurate with respect to other purposes.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    USB storage for PS4

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    Coop2015
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    I was looking for additional storage for my PS4 as loading all of my games didn't leave any memory. This is a 4 TB storage unit and I was able to plug it in and easily formatted it and then moved all of my games to this external hard drive. After moving all of my games to the external hard drive, I still have over 3 TB left of storage to be able to purchase and store future games. Without this, I had to uninstall some games or my 500 GB game system storage would have been more than over the storage limit. The only drawback is that it plugs into one of the USB ports on the front (has to be plugged in all of the time) and only leaves one USB port free for controllers - if you wanted to keep charging both controllers as you are playing, you can no longer do that.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Portable Drive for a great price!

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    randstarr
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    I was in the market for a portable drive. i had previously owned a seagate 3TB external drive but after a few years, it crapped out on me. luckily i was able to extract almost all the files, but i knew that it was time for a new one. black friday was rolling around and best buy had a great offer on a 4TB WD easystore drive. the drive works fine, and i like the fact that it is totally portable and runs off the power of the usb cable, however, the other shell is predominantly plastic and feels unsturdy. i can almost assume that if i were to drop this drive, the casing would break apart. if it came with a rubber casing to protect it, that would be ideal. otherwise, files transfer quickly and i have an ample amount of space for my photos, videos and audio files.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It has a lot of storage

    Posted
    Salvzeri
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    To give some perspective, I have a 500 GB harddrive on my Xbox One S since I bought it. I have been able to fit around 7 to 14 games on it since then. With this 4GB hard drive, I already have around 30+ games that are Xbox 360 and Xbox One games (not 4K yet) and its not even taking up 20% of the harddrive space. Honestly, the 2TB portable harddrive in this same line is $60 right now (as opposed to this 4GB at $119). I would just get the 2TB one at the $60 and you're getting your money well spent. Its perfect for Xbox One S or Xbox One X (I imagine it works great for PC or PS4/Pro). 5/5 would buy again. Thing is way smaller than expected.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great HD for PS4!!

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    ezmoney2012
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    What’s up fellow gamers! This WD easy store external HD is great, it works wonderfully with the PS4 I had a little problem with getting mine to work on my PS4, but that was straight O.E. I called Sony and they helped me set it up in like 2 seconds. After that I downloaded 2 or 3 full games with no problems it couldn’t be easier:) I love this hard drive. One thing though make sure you never disconnect it from the PS4 and not reconnect it before turning the system back on because it will give you an error message and make you defrag the HD. Now why are you still sitting there with no memory on you PS4? Run don’t walk to Best Buy and buy this Sweet HD you will love it like I do.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    EXTRA MEMORY SPACE FOR YOUR XBOX ONE

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    Chicagobred1
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    Extra Memory Space for your Xbox One, Bought a New Xbox One, With 1000mg of Memory for the Family, Thought we would have Plenty of Memory Space, But when you start Buying And Downloading Games, They Take Up 60, 90, 210mg’s of Memory. Your Xbox Gets Filled Up Pretty Quick, And This Fit the Bill. Plug And Play. Very Easy to Install And Set Up, And If your Like me, And Not Computer Savvy, You go to You Tube and Type in the Model Number And Install in your Description. It Gives You a Walk Through On Installation. We now have more than Enough Memory Space for Future Games. A++++++++++++++++

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Growing Unhappy with WD Products

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    Kristin
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    This is the second WD easystore drive I've purchased in the past few months. The first lasted about two months, the second lasted about two weeks. I've owned several WD products in the past, but their more recent products seem to be much less reliable – not helpful at all considering the need for an external drive in the first place. Incidentally, I'm VERY careful with my technology components. Each of these two drives were protected in hard cases, and neither drive was dropped or bumped.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great product. Great price.

    Posted
    energymark
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    My WD easystore external hard drive has 4TB! Hard to imagine only a few years ago, but storage has grown so quickly - and the price continues to come down. This was on sale for about half price. A price that low always makes me wonder if it can be reliable. This was easy to use immediately out of the box, even for this technology amateur. Plug and play at its best. I put all my movies and old files on it and it still has enormous capacity. It is light and easy to use. It is quiet and has no heat. An amazing device to provide virtually unlimited storage. For old-fashioned folks like me, it is more comforting to have my files nearby rather than in a distant, uncertain cloud.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good storage

    Posted
    Denny
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    Bought this because my new computer has 256 GB SSD drive really not enough space for amount of pictures I take. The easy store backup works fast. I backed up my old computer and add new files from my new computer and used small amount of the hard drive. The drive works fast uploading and downloading files just like if it was installed in the computer and no power cord worry about because it’s powered off your computer nice and potable. The only thing I can say is I wish the cord was longer connects to the computer .

    I would recommend this to a friend