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WD - Gaming Drive 2TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive - Black Top With Blue Bottom-Angle_Standard

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Rating 4.9 out of 5 stars with 238 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works as advertised

    Posted
    msumulong
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    This is a fairly small package barely thicker than a phone but wider. One thing to note that it can run up to 35 mbps when transferring files from my (slow) Celeron computer with a 7200 rpm hard drive. Likewise it is compatible with the PS 4 but compatibility with the X Box remains to be seen. At two tb this disk drive is fairly sufficient to store 50 video games or lots of photos though there is a much bigger model at 4 tb. Suffice to say 2tb is more than enough for me. And from what I've gathered the hdd is non-standard meaning you can't take it apart and use it on your computer. There's not much anymore to describe this nice package except that it does the job well and works as advertised. And given the reputation of Western Digital, this hdd is highly recommended for other users as well and is not limited to gamers.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fast, reliable storage for the PS4

    Posted
    NJRY
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    With the opportunity to expand the storage capability of my 500GB Playstation 4, I trust Western Digital products to do the job well. The WD Gaming Drive doesn't disappoint here. The 2TB capacity is perfect for freeing up my PS4 storage - great for PS Plus members who find themselves constantly downloading new games each month. My biggest pet peeve with my system is the error that my game didn't download due to storage capacity. This drive has removed this problem and makes downloading games that much more convenient. The drive itself is very compact and simple to use - just plug it into one of the the PS4 USB slots and you're ready to go. Game saves and data transferred at an acceptable speed. I moved about 400GB of data in less than half an hour. I would have liked a longer USB cable, as the short length doesn't allow the drive to hide while staying connected to the PS4. However, the drive does it's job quickly and reliably, and I'm satisfied with that. A great option to expand your Playstation 4 storage capacity and back up your digital game library. Easy to recommend. Full disclosure, I was given this product for my honest, unbiased review.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great external drive with quick load times

    Posted
    Crasher
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network
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    WD Gaming drive is an external storage space that provides a 1TB of storage for you to take on the go. This unit is compatable with ps4 systems as long as you have the latest update. This unit was tested on a ps4 pro so hopefully this will help with your buying decision. The WD Gaming drive hooks up via your usb ports. Once hooked the ps4 will prompt you to format your device automatically. If you chose not to format your external drive you will then need to manually transfer your files to your external storage unit. Once the device is formatted all downloaded digital games will be stored to this. It will only store the digital game and not the actual save files for the game. This is actually a really good feature that I like the reason being is due to the fact that external hard drives have moving parts and are more susceptible to failure vs solid state or internal drives which have no moving parts. This means if for any reason your device fails all your going to lose is the actual game file and not your game progress. So all you would have to do is re-download the game and pick back up from where you last started. Nothing is worse than watching your hard drive crash and have it take down your game progress with it. One thing about external hard drives to note is that they used to be really noisy. The WD external drive is very quite to the point to where it can't be heard unless you put your ear up to the unit itself. This is a pretty cut and dry unit that allows you to upgrade your storage without having to take apart the ps4. It takes a matter of seconds to get it set up. And while external hard drives may fail faster than SSDs, WD is a company that makes really reliable gaming hard drives. While time will be the real test for the quality of this unit I have no doubt it will last quite awhile for the simple fact that it is made by WD. At this price and how easy it is to set up you really can't go wrong. If your the type of person like me, who doesn't like to buy hard copies but would rather have a digital library then this is the way to go. What makes it nice is you can download your games to the external hard drive then lend it to a buddy to upload and play whatever games you may have. Do yourself a favor and pick one of these up, you won't be disappointed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for my PS4

    Posted
    Parker
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    The WD - Gaming Drive 2TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive is a perfect companion for my PS4 Pro. With my HDD already near full this is just what I need for my storage needs. I love how it is compact and slim black with blue accents. It has transfer speeds up to 5Gbps with Usb 3.0. With 2TB of storage that is more than enough to handle games I will be picking up in the future especially since Black Friday and Christmas coming up! Easy to install, plug and play.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great external storage

    Posted
    Noledynasty
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    It's a great add on storage for those with 500gb consoles like me that want more games on their console! It's so easy to use and being able to throw games on it and just play is awesome bc it also speeds up your ps4 with more operating power since it has less memory it's it's hdr

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works as it Should - And that's Good!

    Posted
    kwebbster
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    Just plug into the PS4 USB on the front, ensure the storage is seen by the PS4 and have fun downloading all your free games from PS Plus! Good load speed and ease of use make this a no-brainer. About the size of a small wallet or cigarette pack, it packs in the 2TB drive and just does it's job. I even used it to move many games and apps from my PS4's memory to free it up. An excellent buy!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great external drive for PS4

    Posted
    ChrisInNJ
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    I initially was going to upgrade my internal HD for my new PS4 Pro however you would need to re-install the original PS HD if you wanted to trade your system for credit at most legit retailers so I thought that an external HD would be the ideal solution. The WD Gaming Drive works well. Only criticism I have it that it does not have a power/data access light. So you do not know when the PS is accessing the drive. Also, I noticed that you could hear the platter spinning from time to time. I would move the drive and it would stop.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Xlnt drive for ps4

    Posted
    Dkm458
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    The WD external hard drive sets up easily and you're ready to store additional games on the ps4. It's relatively very fast and a great addition when the ps4 is out of memory.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Sharp looking high speed Gaming Dive from WD

    Posted
    JerryZ
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    Western Digital aims this drive at the PS4 gamer. While one can easily use this for PC and laptop external storage, its BLUE rubber bottom and shiny black top case, can be quickly formatted for the PS4. Madet for taking our video game box back and forth (mom and dad to friends, grandpa's house) without losing your place in the game. I first tested it as a standard Windows NTFS drive to checks it speed. Worked great! The WD drive is powered through the high speed USB cable included. No external power cube needed! Easy to stow in the backpack at less than 1/2 a pound in weight, it's also super thin and rugged. I will likely need to buy another for my other grandson. Great gift for the teenage grandkids!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice Portable WD Gaming Drive

    Posted
    Mistabritt
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    Been testing out the WD Gaming Drive for the last couple of weeks and I must say that I love it better than I thought I would. Very simple and easy to use. Inside the package was the hard drive itself along with the usb cable to plug into the back of my PS4. Once connected the drive must be correctly formatted before you're allowed to save anything to it. That process was quick and easy. I've been able to save a few games and wallpapers to the 2TB drive with plenty of space left to fill it up with. Great portability to save games/info to be played on other PS4 systems. I recommend this WD Gaming Drive to anyone looking to save gaming info, wallpapers, etc and because its easy to travel with.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great External Drive for Dedicated PS4 Storage

    Posted
    BBishop
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    This dedicated PS4 external hard drive is excellent for increasing the storage capacity of your PS4 console. I have an older 500GB console and had run out of room on the internal hard drive. This 2TB external was the perfect solution for increasing application data storage on my PS4 so that my son and I could play new games. I highly recommend this product. It was very easy to setup and use after watching a couple of YouTube videos.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great drive for expanding memory on PS4

    Posted
    dlowen
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    Due to PlayStation games being so heavy on graphics they tend to be massive in size. Even after upgrading my internal drive to 2Tb I was surprised how fast I was still filling it up. This external HD is a great addition because you can store games you don't play that often or if you have completely used all of your internal space it is an easy way to give you more space rather than having to try and install an internal. I only have two downfalls to the drive. One is that if you leave your PS4 in standby, then the drive will stay powered unless you unplug it. The other downfall is that it uses a USB and since the PS4 only has two USBs it only leaves you with one. Usually, I use one USB for charging controller, one for headset, and this would take up a third. I supposed you can mitigate this by getting a USB expansion. Two other long-term thing I am worried about but don't have evidence to back up yet is that if it is constantly being powered it might end up breaking eventually, or it could possibly slow down due to being a spinning disk. Overall, I believe this is a great addition to the PS4 and anyone who plans on playing a lot of games will eventually need to expand their storage.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Stylish and high quality

    Posted
    ScubaSteve
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    Western Digital is a trusted name in storage drives and this unit lives up to that expectation. 2TB provides plenty of space for games and the blue color looks cool beside your Playstation. There is no software to have to download. Just plug into your Playstation, go to the Storage setting, and select format External storage. It is configured and ready to use in a matter of minutes. The drive can be used as storage for other devices as well and the transfer speed is very good.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Plug and use!

    Posted
    DarR
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    Device is pretty straightforward-- I plugged it in my PS4 and just a few tweaks to settings to automatically place my applications in there. Now I have extra storage on my PS4 for more games and applications and it is safely placed on top of my console. I have not tried attaching it and signing into another PS4 to see if it will work. I have yet to find another PS4 to use. But just for my main console use, I have now extra 2TB of storage on my PS4 Pro! Easy to connect!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great way to expand PS4 memory

    Posted
    Mkru
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    The WD 2tb Gaming Drive works great. It's small, a little bigger than the palm of my hand, and quiet. It only took a couple of minutes to connect and get running. A simple matter of plugging it in, going into Settings>Devices, selecting the drive, and it was ready to go. With 2tb of space I don't have to delete old games to make space anymore (at least for a long while). If you have PSN+ and download new games each month, then this WD Gaming Drive is a must.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Speeds, Awesome Size

    Posted
    veritech13
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    It was an easy self powered install for my XBOX One. I transferred my games onto the drive and I have fit about 64 games all ranging from 2gb to 47gb each. I achieved some decent speeds and the games load properly after the transfer. The drive has powered up each and every time I start my xbox and it loads the games properly each time. I definitely recommend this drive as it is a nice space saver design and takes advantage of the USB3.0 connection.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great external drive

    Posted
    Alexissv92
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Really useful for the price and it's prefect to save your games on your ps4 easy to install

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fits its desired function perfectly.

    Posted
    Webzpinner
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    I got a ton of games and this works perfectly as a backup drive/additional storage. Easy to install, fair,y quick load times. Overall a really good little unit.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great hard drive

    Posted
    Lakersrealm
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    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    Great for games and makes your ps4 go fast and it is amazing

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works flawlessly

    Posted
    Zavcat
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    Have been using this for 6 months now with no issues. Super easy set up in PlayStation 4 menu. I love that I can now store more games than previously just on the PlayStation.

    I would recommend this to a friend