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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 8163 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    better than some

    Posted
    syib
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    I was pleased to find the back up a reflection of my working drive and not coded and/or difficult to locate items while most other back up software has coded or otherwise recorded files. By accident I erased a file of images from my desktop that I was working on. I went to the back up. Unfortunately it was not complete as it was missing images and the back up file had images I had deleted from the original file still there. I hope that was because it was a very active working file. Hopefully my correspondence and other record files will be completely backed up and up to date. Random comparisons of other back ups to the drive contents show equal file contents.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Pretty good, but a little power-hungry

    Posted
    DocFX
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    Speed is not bad. While it is virtually identical in size & weight to WD's 2Tb My Passport drive (which I have), I'm finding it's about 10-15% faster than that drive, according to BlackMagic. My one real complaint with this drive is how much power it draws. I put a power meter on it, and while it mostly stays in the 500mA range, occasionally it jumps up to 700mA. I've used it with a powered hub on my 12" MacBook (only 1 USB-C port, so you have to use a hub) and I got clicking from the drive as I was transferring files between it and another drive. Eventually I had to give up on the file transfer because it got hung for over an hour. I think it was the power draw, and my Mac thought the drive had become disconnected.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Solid quality drive

    Posted
    ehpdx
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    I've owned drives from WD before and those were good performing products and so I was specifically looking for another WD drive when I came upon this unit. It has 4tb of storage which is more than enough space for most people and usb 3.0 for fast performance. The unit is quite small compared to external drives and its portability makes it quite convenient to use. I'm using it with my xbox one which its compatible with and it connected almost immediately with no issues. There was also no excess programs on the drive that i had to remove prior to use. I probably would not have purchased this unit at its retail price but with that said it is a solid, quality device that is definitely worth the sale price I paid for it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    In PS4, drive hiccups in cut scene playback

    Posted
    Robert
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    I purchased this drive as expanded storage for my PS4 pro and fully intended to play games directed of the WD drive. For the majority of games it is functional; however, games that are heavy in cut scenes playback falters noticeably. For example, in Kingdom Hearts for the PS4 every time there is a scene or camera angle change the scene freezes for a fraction of a second. It is just enough to take you completely out of the experience (as a comparison such freezing does not occur with the stock internal drive that comes with the system). I image this drive is suitable for the majority of uses, but gaming is not one of them

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for PS4

    Posted
    Cain
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    I have one of the original PS4 models that came with only 500GB. I often ran into issues with saving game data and games to the hard drive for lack of space. After researching external hard drives that were compatible with my PS4, I came across this one. Not only does it come in large space options, but set up was super easy. I got the 4TB model. I was able to easily move data from PS4 to this hard drive. It's small, quiet, and lightweight. It has a small white light on the front that is solid unless data is being transferred, at which point it will blink. I highly recommend this drive to anyone wanting extra space. I was also able to get this at a GREAT Black Friday sale too!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Pretty Good

    Posted
    dabone
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    Seems to work well thus far. I originally purchased 2 of these. One to use with my Xbox One S & one to use with my Dell laptop. I returned the one for my Xbox One S because though its game load speeds were comparable, it was a bit slower than my WD My Passport Ultra I purchased a couple years back (The old version). I decided to keep the one for my laptop and it is working well thus far. I had to configure it in disk management before I was able to use it though (I don't know whether this is because I had originally formatted it for Xbox One or is a requirement from the start). Overall I am happy with this drive. It looks nice, performs fairly well, and for $100 isn't bad at all.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good product

    Posted
    chau
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    Would gladly recommend them to anyone. I have 2 of these drives, and 5 of WD's earlier drives. one for backups, and 6 for video backup. Well, this product is the backup; that's precisely what a 4TB external hard-drive is for.This new one powered by USB only and the smaller 2.5" size is great. No need for external power source and it is ready out of the box to use, simple plug and play. It works well, and I hope it is as reliable as its older model. I am so far very satisfied with this purchase, it does what it is advertised to do and it does it well, which is to store backups and other data. USB 3.0 adds to its speed. This is a very solid drive for the money.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Horrible Warranty Service

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    notahappycust
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    I had issues with my drive not transferring data. I contacted support at WD, who after having me do some testing, said the drive was faulty and that it qualified for a new one. Then gave me the website to start the process. The fact that the support couldn't help me further other than giving me their confusing website and to top it off I have to pay to ship it to them in order to replace the faulty drive that was not my fault. Won't be buying another WD product after this.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Lot's of Storage at an Affordable Price

    Posted
    cyberbeatnik
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    I like the WD hardrives better than Seagate. This has a lot of storage and seems durable (I'm not going to risk dropping it to find out), is faster than most hard drives (since this one is USB 3.), and is affordable. If you want to future proof, this one is a good place to start based on price and storage capacity. That said, if you can find a 3.1 hard drive with 4 TB it's worth looking into- if Western Digital comes out with a 4TB hard drive with USB 3.1, I'm guessing that will be the better option to future proof even if it's more expense than this one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Breeze to Use - And Ejects Cleanly Too!

    Posted
    EnjoyGoodProducts
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    Drive is easy to use. Partitioned drive, formatted and reformatted with no problems. Unlike several WD My Passports which will only eject if we shut down our computers, the WD EasyStore ejects quickly and cleanly from both PC and Mac. Buying another one! Only available at Best Buy. Best Buy does a good job of working with manufacturers to get unique products with features that consumers want (e.g. computers with special configurations, unique drives, Samsung Galaxy Tab s3 in 128 gb configuration etc. The sales people are very helpful, friendly and also often very knowledgeable. As an end user, I really appreciate it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Second Time's a Charm

    Posted
    LilyD
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    I went shopping for a large external HD to back up my videos, and the WD Easy Store 4TB fits the bill (in addition to being priced right). However, the first one I bought was dead on arrival at home. Best Buy had no problem with returning it, and they managed to find one more of it. I swapped for the new one, got it home, and have been very satisfied ever since. I would suggest that, if possible, you take yours to the Geek Squad desk and have them verify that it works. Assuming that it isn't "after hours" they should be able to accommodate you. I can't rate it a 5 due to the first drive, but the second one is chugging right along (and it is a USB3 connection).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    So much faster than my Samsung galaxy S5

    Posted
    MonseyMaiven
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    My S5 was totally out of memory, I had to delete an app every time I wanted to add an additional one. It was definitely time for an upgrade. The transfer of information to this phone from the old phone was relatively easy. I did encounter a big glitch when trying to transfer my WhatsApp messages but eventually after many hours of trying and uploading to Google Drive they came in. It's so much faster than my old phone! It's a bother that you need to purchase more new charging cables (this phone uses C to A). So far, it's 3 days in use, and I'm happy, but the battery seems to run down quickly. Maybe I'm running too many apps.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great drive for storing all that stuff we all have

    Posted
    SwissZirks
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    This drive is simple to use and come with reasonable software tools and backup/sync software. The drive includes software: WD Backup, WD Security and WD Drive Utilities. We use this with Windows, but it also works with Linux or Mac out of the box. This drive is faster than the last generation and with 4TB, tons of space for all you need to store. Also nice is that the warranty has been increased to 3 years. One negative is that the USB cable is fairly short, but the previous drive we have comes with a similar length cable.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The 4TB Easystore is excellent

    Posted
    John
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    Some months back I purchased the 4TB Easystore. I use it for storing MP4 video files. I also plug it into the back of my WD MyCloud NAS drive to access the video files I saved to the 4TB Easystore drive via my network wifi. The 4 TB Easystore drive is fast even when accessing my files thru the NAS on my wifi. The 4TB Easystore is compatible with USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 (which is faster). The 4TB Easystore is also very quiet. It is a good choice for additional storage when you need it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for PS4

    Posted
    Alcadeias
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    I bought this specifically for the purpose of expanding my storage space. I quickly ran into storage problems with my PS4 and had to keep deleting to make space. Sony finally allowed for external hard drive support and this has been working phenomenally. I also got it when it was on sale which was just icing on the cake. If you need to expand the storage of your PS4 this series of hard drives are compact and easy to use.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great drive for the price

    Posted
    cmor1701
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    This drive is a BestBuy exclusive and does not include the encryption software that is bundled with the standard Passport drives. I'm using this just for Lightroom photos and don't need encryption so no problem for me. The drive is fast enough for my photo editing. It connects flawlwssly though I wish they included a USB-C type cable. I bought a USB 3.1 Type C (USB-C) to Micro B (Micro USB) Cable ifrom Amazon which works perfectly with this drive at the rated speed. If you don't need encryption (and there's plenty encryption apps available for free) and can pick this up when it's on sale you've got a great deal.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for Xbox One

    Posted
    Greg
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    I bought this external hdd to increase the woefully small hdd that is built into the Xbox One. I got tired of having to delete games in order to install a new one. I only own 9 games, but they are all huge games like Gears of War 4, Fallout 4 and Halo MCC. Installing this hdd is a snap. Just turn on your Xbox first, let it completely boot up and then plug in the hdd with the supplied usb cable. Your Xbox should recognize the device and ask if you want to format it which only takes several seconds and your done! It really is as simple as that. Now go ahead and install all your games that you had to delete like I did.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    4tb external WD backup drive

    Posted
    dsmin
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    Hey guys and gals...If you buy one of these, remember, and I cannot stress this enough, this is a spin up drive. Unplug when not in use, keep It in a padded and safe case, do not be rough with it, and it should, I stress SHOULD, last a good long time. These do tend to fail if roughed up even a LITTLE so be careful and you won't be disappointed. Don't put them near anything magnetic or with a motor on your desk like an extra hard drive or a cooling fan. I have lost 2 of these from failure, but I STILL like them for on the road travel and download backups.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Easy to use not durable

    Posted
    Gingert
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    This external hard drive is a great portable backup option. It was very cost effective compared to name brands, my guess because it is much more cheaply housed.We purchased it specifically to transfer photos and videos to. It is fast and convenient. The only drawback it has is that it is not nearly as durable as the name brand drive I previously purchased. I dropped it on our floor from about 3 feet up once and it popped apart. Very cheap plastic. I am going to add some duct tape to the outside for safety sake. I would definitely purchase again due to the bargain price since it does the job.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works Great For Back-up

    Posted
    Kit1
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    In years past--I always had the large External Hard Drives, ranging between 2-4TB. This is about the size of a billfold but don't let the size fool you. This little hard drive is 4TB & connect it to a 3.0 USB & your files, photos & videos transfer over smoothly. You can "Cut & Paste", move to or copy to & your file will be saved with no problems. It worked so well I got a second one. With over 100,000 photos I needed something that could do the job & this little hard drive does great.

    I would recommend this to a friend