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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 8255 reviews

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  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Don't even know

    Posted
    Jenn
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    I've had other WD hard drives before. However, I bought this when it was on sale last year. I just opened it this week. Tried using it on both computers in my offices and laptops. It is unreadable from both Windows and Macs. It keeps beeping as well. I've tried online manuals and installing all sorts of drivers but cannot get this to work. I wish I could say I love it but I can't even use it to know.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good extra storage device

    Posted
    MCIowners
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    I needed a device that offered more space than a flash drive. The EasyStore is a good solution for both storage and backup. Size is right, fits in the palm of your hand. Only problem I have encountered is that after a period of time the device and the files/documents are no longer visible so I have to disconnect and reconnect during the course of the day. There might be a reason or an easy solution to this but I haven't researched it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Purchase for Xbox

    Posted
    Ryxbox
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    I purchased the Easystore 4 Tb external drive for use with Xbox One to save games. As with any external hard drive not explicitly for Xbox, I had to reformat to use to store games. This reformat process worked flawlessly. I was then able to move all my installed games and saved files to this new drive. This took some time, but was no longer than expected. I just about doubled my previous storage. It works well and is quicker than the internal storage upon use. Of course, as it is not SSD, it is not as fast as SSD, but that is to be expected. Great value for the price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy storage, nice price

    Posted
    jestro88
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    I managed to grab a 4 gig unit around the holidays for less than $90, and have the super reliable Western Digital reputation behind it. I was looking for something to back up my media drive, which contains about 2 TB of movies, music and photos, and this was the solution. I rarely use the baked in software (I prefer to reformat the drive and just use the storage as is, as opposed to a backup program), and with one click, I had control of the drive for what I wanted.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    2 Dead Drives

    Posted
    Sasukewuff
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    I will be RMA'ing my second one of these drives in as many years. The first one died inside the best buy return window... And I should have taken that as a warning sign. Instead I just got a new one, and a year later it's now dead too. An utterly horrid product, DO NOT BUY THIS. It was never dropped, always sat in 1 spot to be used as an extra drive for a desktop with limited desk space. It just failed, again.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Crashed! Beware

    Posted
    joelsd
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    I have a iMac and wanted to connect it to my AirPort Extreme and use it as a WAN NAS. I also wanted it to be read by a Windows PC. So I had to reformat as FAT32. I formatted it as two 2TB portions. I successfully connected it to the AirPort Extreme. At first it seemed to work properly. However after about 1/2-1hours of use the disk crashed and crashed the iMac. I removed it from the AirPort Extreme and connected it to my computer via a USB port. I could hear the head clicking and was only able to see one of the partitions on Finder. i don't recommend this for a iMac.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great little (BIG) drive!

    Posted
    Damack
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    I’m a tech guy for a living. love this drive. It’s very small and portable but has the large 4TB capacity. The small foot print allows me to throw it in my bag while not taking up much space. It also gets power directly from the USB port which is very cool. I currently use this as a backup drive for files and pics. It’s very fast with the 3.0 USB interface. I’ve not had any issues with WD ever and will always trust this brand over Seagate (which has failed several times on me)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Plug n Play Ease. Works great!

    Posted
    Mark
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    I needed to have a place to store and back up my DropBox photos and files. The DropBox upgrade to save space on my computer was over $200! I bought this at 1/2 the price and my problem was solved. Works as advertised. The physical size of the unit is nice and compact especially for its storage capabilities. I’m very happy with my purchase!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for backups

    Posted
    CoffeeNut99
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    This little BIG drive is a must for shutterbugs and video nuts. 4TB of storage than can fit into a pocket (though I don't recommend putting it there). But you can backup multiple computers, use it for time machine, or just plain copy everything from your hard drive with lots of room to spare. Maybe even hook it your xbox for lots of game downloads. Got it on sale, cheapest $$$/GB I have ever seen. No complaints.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great portable drive

    Posted
    RichieRich
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    What a great drive it is big enough for storage and small enough is fit in my jacket so when I need to move big data from my PC to a friends PC no problem I also a 4TB WD external at home but it is a 3.5 size drive it is good also but its big in size to carry around and I also purchased at BestBuy great prices both

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Western Digital drives are reliable

    Posted
    OMEGALucifer1
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    This was a real value for the task it is assigned to. A USB 3.0 hookup as an external data drive for my Xbox One. No external power is required for these small, compact, very high capacity storage drives.I know I can rely on a WD for years. Leave the other brands on the shelves if your criteria is capacity, reliability and value.. Yes there are a lot of very fast drives out there, if you need a lot of storage that you expect to forget about sitting there this is the product.. It was on sale for a one hundred dollar bill.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The best portable hard drive out there

    Posted
    Nicarauz
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    I have been buying a lot of external hard drives over the last decade. The two brands i buy the most is western digital and seagate. I have had a few issues with the seagate external hard drives. I have never had an issue with the western digital hard drives. I still use the one i bought 10 years ago. This new portable hard drive is so sleek and fast. It’s by far the best one that i have ever bought. I cant believe it is four terabytes for such a small portable hard drive. Get it when it goes on sale. Don’t twice about it. It’s worthed!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good hard drive, flaky software

    Posted
    skitahoe
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    The hard drive has lots of space for backups, but the included software is flaky at best. I was never able to get the included backup software to work, so I ended up buying my own third party solution (Ashampoo Backup Pro 10) which did the trick. I was reluctant to spend the extra money for software that I should have gotten for free, but at least when I'm ready to move to a new back up drive (6TB maybe), at least I won't have to fight the included backup solution again...

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    WD Easy not so easy

    Posted
    hlport
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    I have an older WD external drive, so I bought this new slimmer version. I am not very happy with the set up, it immediately asked if I wanted to backup cloud accounts I chose yes, it copied all file but two but didn’t show the two it couldn’t. I then tried to back up my laptop and cannot figure out how to do it. I have opened the manual but the directions are not clear and this is anything but “Easy” I am not happy with my purchase.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Couldn't Pass It Up

    Posted
    BadBlood
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    I bought this external hard drive during Best Buy's month of Black Friday sales. I knew I wanted more space and the 4TB drive was what I needed- when Best Buy dropped the price for the sales, I jumped at it and am so glad I did. WesternDigital is a brand of External Hard Drives that I trust and their Best Buy Exclusive EasyStore model is just as good as anything you would get somewhere else (just without the perks of all the Best Buy rewards points). I'm super pleased with this purchase. It's easy to use and was exactly what I needed

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for Storage so when your DELL computer dies.

    Posted
    Jesse
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    I purchased this device to back up every single thing I do on my brand new DELL Inspirion computer that I purchased from Best Buy. I have never been so disappointed with a new computer before until this one. In fact, I thought that this product review was going to be about the DELL computer instead of an additional device that I purchased to protect my data from being destroyed when the DELL bites the dust, again- within the past month.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome

    Posted
    Mata
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    I am going to be able to hold everything in one little device. I have so many discs and flash cards and this will be able to combine them all in one place. I have started but it will take some time as I have so many different storage devices all over the place that it will take time to do the work but once done I will have only this place to go to find something saved instead of trying to figure out which flash card is it in.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Better than Lacie

    Posted
    JoshAdams
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    Bought this drive after I had a Lacie drive fail in the middle of a project (classic timing for a hard drive failure). I had previously used WD drives in the past but switched to Lacie because it had a USB-C port on the drive itself (and potentially faster speeds). Turns out these drives are far more reliable than Lacie's drives regardless of the port advantages. I'll stick with using an adapter or a third party cord for the peace of mind of knowing the drive is going to work.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great High Capacity Portable Drive

    Posted
    MichaelB
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    This drive is amazing. I have had several WD Passport drives over the years. The last few have had USB 3.0, but this is the largest capacity drive I have currently. It is fast, compact, easy to use out of the box, and comes with basic disc management software. There are many options that they promote for purchase, but the basic software works just fine for me. The low cost was what got me to purchase it given the 4TB capacity. It is being used to back up my 3TB laptop on a regular basis. It is fast and has been very reliable so far.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Multi use

    Posted
    purochapin
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    When I got this portable high drive I first used it to back up my files and photos on my computer before wiping in clean and reinstalling Windows. Transfers speed was fast due to 3.0. Once I placed everything back on my laptop I wiped the hard drive clean to format and use for my xbox one as additional storage. I have about 400 plus games on my hard drive now and only about 40% of the drive has been used. Easy to set up and use and got it when it was on sale.

    I would recommend this to a friend