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  1. Top comment

    "good !...I like....Smooth and fast....I was in need of a backup support, because my pic crash and I lost information, so I research and seen this sea gate backup plus had a high ratings and I also compare others and this one was a good selection, it is portable compact convent for traveling, just missing a good case to protect it other than that it works so far."

    "Smooth and fast."

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    Product Description

    Store your media collection on this Seagate Backup Plus Slim STDR2000306 external hard drive, which features a 2TB capacity to easily hold your photos, videos and music. Data transfer rates up to 4.8 Gbps enable fast, efficient operation.
    Your price for this item is $89.99
    Top comment

    "good !...I like....Smooth and fast....I was in need of a backup support, because my pic crash and I lost information, so I research and seen this sea gate backup plus had a high ratings and I also compare others and this one was a good selection, it is portable compact convent for traveling, just missing a good case to protect it other than that it works so far."

    "Smooth and fast."

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    Product Description

    Store your media collection on this Seagate Backup Plus Slim STDR2000306 external hard drive, which features a 2TB capacity to easily hold your photos, videos and music. Data transfer rates up to 4.8 Gbps enable fast, efficient operation.
  2. Top comment

    "so cool...Nice !!...Super fast, quiet, and bought on sale....I am very please with My Passport 1TB external hard drive as a tool to back-up all of my college files and other important data from my HP Envy laptop as well as my smartphone and tablet."

    "Super fast, quiet, and bought on sale."

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    Product Description

    Back up documents with this Western Digital My Passport portable hard drive. Its 1TB of storage provides plenty of room for videos, music and photos, and its 256-bit encryption and password protection keep files secure. This Western Digital My Passport portable hard drive works with Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10 right out of the box.
    Your price for this item is $54.99
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    The previous price was $59.99
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    "so cool...Nice !!...Super fast, quiet, and bought on sale....I am very please with My Passport 1TB external hard drive as a tool to back-up all of my college files and other important data from my HP Envy laptop as well as my smartphone and tablet."

    "Super fast, quiet, and bought on sale."

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    Product Description

    Back up documents with this Western Digital My Passport portable hard drive. Its 1TB of storage provides plenty of room for videos, music and photos, and its 256-bit encryption and password protection keep files secure. This Western Digital My Passport portable hard drive works with Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10 right out of the box.
  3. Top comment

    "It fast...Best HD...The 3.0 USB function is amazingly fast....I am very please with My Passport 1TB external hard drive as a tool to back-up all of my college files and other important data from my HP Envy laptop as well as my smartphone and tablet."

    "The 3.0 USB function is amazingly fast."

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    Product Description

    Store and share data with this Western Digital 1TB My Passport Ultra hard drive. Use the drive to quickly back up important files on your home or work computer, then secure the information with a password for extra peace of mind. This Western Digital 1TB My Passport Ultra hard drive ensures you total control over files.
    Your price for this item is $59.99
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    "It fast...Best HD...The 3.0 USB function is amazingly fast....I am very please with My Passport 1TB external hard drive as a tool to back-up all of my college files and other important data from my HP Envy laptop as well as my smartphone and tablet."

    "The 3.0 USB function is amazingly fast."

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    Product Description

    Store and share data with this Western Digital 1TB My Passport Ultra hard drive. Use the drive to quickly back up important files on your home or work computer, then secure the information with a password for extra peace of mind. This Western Digital 1TB My Passport Ultra hard drive ensures you total control over files.
  4. Top comment

    "not bad...I like!...It is fast and quiet....4TB is plenty of space for me so far and having a drive that runs off of just a USB cable means that I can access it at work or home without dragging around a power supply."

    "It is fast and quiet."

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    Product Description

    WD's automatic, continuous backup software works quietly in the background to help protect your data using minimal PC resources. Whenever you add or change a file, it's instantly backed up. Offering high capacity in a compact drive, My Passport is the ideal companion for anyone with lots of videos, photos, music, and files that they want to help protect and take on the road. Use WD Security to set password protection and hardware encryption and protect your files from unauthorized use or access.
    Your price for this item is $119.99
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    "not bad...I like!...It is fast and quiet....4TB is plenty of space for me so far and having a drive that runs off of just a USB cable means that I can access it at work or home without dragging around a power supply."

    "It is fast and quiet."

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    Product Description

    WD's automatic, continuous backup software works quietly in the background to help protect your data using minimal PC resources. Whenever you add or change a file, it's instantly backed up. Offering high capacity in a compact drive, My Passport is the ideal companion for anyone with lots of videos, photos, music, and files that they want to help protect and take on the road. Use WD Security to set password protection and hardware encryption and protect your files from unauthorized use or access.
  5. Top comment

    "I like!...not bad...It is fast and quiet....I've installed a free version on a USB connected hard drive for years, and since the external hard drives are not turned on and off very often they seem to last much longer just running constantly."

    "It is fast and quiet."

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    Product Description

    Store or back up all of your data on this Western Digital hard drive. It's a compact portable drive that holds a maximum of 4TB, and it uses 256-bit AES encryption to fight data theft. Access your information fast on this Western Digital hard drive through its 480 Mbps USB 3.0 connectivity.
    Your price for this item is $119.99
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    "I like!...not bad...It is fast and quiet....I've installed a free version on a USB connected hard drive for years, and since the external hard drives are not turned on and off very often they seem to last much longer just running constantly."

    "It is fast and quiet."

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    Product Description

    Store or back up all of your data on this Western Digital hard drive. It's a compact portable drive that holds a maximum of 4TB, and it uses 256-bit AES encryption to fight data theft. Access your information fast on this Western Digital hard drive through its 480 Mbps USB 3.0 connectivity.
  6. Top comment

    "A gem...I love...Speed and easy plug in design....I've a decent degree and certificates in applied sciences but I don't like memorization of flow charts so I can sort my PC and external drives out but I hate it ALL I want to do is plug, play and forget about it and this unit does that for me and more.I would give it 5 stars but I've had drives fail and lost TB's of data so I'm keeping my fingers crossed so far I've 4 older WD Externals all still working 4 yrs later."

    "Speed and easy plug in design."

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    Product Description

    Only at Best Buy Safeguard your library with this 4TB Western Digital hard drive. Its durable construction protects against shock, and USB 3.0 technology facilitates rapid data transfer to keep you working efficiently. This Western Digital hard drive has a slim design for portability, so you can access your files anywhere.
    Your price for this item is $99.99
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    "A gem...I love...Speed and easy plug in design....I've a decent degree and certificates in applied sciences but I don't like memorization of flow charts so I can sort my PC and external drives out but I hate it ALL I want to do is plug, play and forget about it and this unit does that for me and more.I would give it 5 stars but I've had drives fail and lost TB's of data so I'm keeping my fingers crossed so far I've 4 older WD Externals all still working 4 yrs later."

    "Speed and easy plug in design."

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    Product Description

    Only at Best Buy Safeguard your library with this 4TB Western Digital hard drive. Its durable construction protects against shock, and USB 3.0 technology facilitates rapid data transfer to keep you working efficiently. This Western Digital hard drive has a slim design for portability, so you can access your files anywhere.
  7. Top comment

    "not bad...Love it...Fast reading and writing....I have had good experiences using WD drives on my Xbox One as well as my PC, and this was a great deal that also included a flash drive."

    "Fast reading and writing."

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    Product Description

    Only at Best Buy Create secure, reliable copies of important documents with this Western Digital easystore portable storage bundle. The 4TB hard drive accommodates a large volume of videos and pictures, and the WD software ensures automatically updated copies of files via continuous or scheduled backup settings. This Western Digital easystore portable storage bundle includes a 32GB USB flash drive that offers extra space.
    Your price for this item is $109.99
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    Top comment

    "not bad...Love it...Fast reading and writing....I have had good experiences using WD drives on my Xbox One as well as my PC, and this was a great deal that also included a flash drive."

    "Fast reading and writing."

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    Product Description

    Only at Best Buy Create secure, reliable copies of important documents with this Western Digital easystore portable storage bundle. The 4TB hard drive accommodates a large volume of videos and pictures, and the WD software ensures automatically updated copies of files via continuous or scheduled backup settings. This Western Digital easystore portable storage bundle includes a 32GB USB flash drive that offers extra space.
  8. Top comment

    "love it...Love it....Transfer speed is fast....I WAS SO GRATEFUL that I purchased the WD 3TB, because I had to have my computer backed up and reset, because of Windows 10's messing up people's computers, as this had happened to quite of few of the teaching staff, this WD External Hard Drive REALLY came in handy."

    "Transfer speed is fast."

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    Product Description

    Keep files handy with this portable Western Digital My Passport hard drive. It provides 3TB of storage for music or photos, and its sleek silhouette slides easily into pockets. This Western Digital My Passport hard drive has hardware encryption software for additional security and powers up via USB 2.0 or 3.0.
    Your price for this item is $119.99
    Top comment

    "love it...Love it....Transfer speed is fast....I WAS SO GRATEFUL that I purchased the WD 3TB, because I had to have my computer backed up and reset, because of Windows 10's messing up people's computers, as this had happened to quite of few of the teaching staff, this WD External Hard Drive REALLY came in handy."

    "Transfer speed is fast."

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    Product Description

    Keep files handy with this portable Western Digital My Passport hard drive. It provides 3TB of storage for music or photos, and its sleek silhouette slides easily into pockets. This Western Digital My Passport hard drive has hardware encryption software for additional security and powers up via USB 2.0 or 3.0.
  9. Top comment

    "love it...Good buy...Fast and reliable...I WAS SO GRATEFUL that I purchased the WD 3TB, because I had to have my computer backed up and reset, because of Windows 10's messing up people's computers, as this had happened to quite of few of the teaching staff, this WD External Hard Drive REALLY came in handy."

    "Fast and reliable"

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    Product Description

    Backup and secure data with this Western Digital My Passport hard drive. Its 3TB capacity lets you store large files like videos and databases, while its 0.83-inch thickness makes it easily portable. Protect your folders with the 256-bit AES hardware-based security software included with this Western Digital My Passport hard drive.
    Your price for this item is $119.99
    Top comment

    "love it...Good buy...Fast and reliable...I WAS SO GRATEFUL that I purchased the WD 3TB, because I had to have my computer backed up and reset, because of Windows 10's messing up people's computers, as this had happened to quite of few of the teaching staff, this WD External Hard Drive REALLY came in handy."

    "Fast and reliable"

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    Product Description

    Backup and secure data with this Western Digital My Passport hard drive. Its 3TB capacity lets you store large files like videos and databases, while its 0.83-inch thickness makes it easily portable. Protect your folders with the 256-bit AES hardware-based security software included with this Western Digital My Passport hard drive.
  10. Top comment

    "5 Star....love it...to store files and it's not that slow....Really enjoying my 8Gb ext USB Hard Drive for my X Box One X wish they had a larger drive in stock that evening I would have totally gone with a larger drive with 4k Gaming NOW on X Box One C gonna be nice to have as much space as possible so I can download my entire DIGITAL XBOX LIBRARY"

    "to store files and it's not that slow."

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    Product Description

    Only at Best Buy Keep data safe on this Western Digital hard drive. Its automatic backup software ensures your files are saved in case you forget, and its USB 3.0 interface allows transfer rates of up to 5 Gbps. This Western Digital hard drive has an 8TB capacity to store your entire library.
    Your price for this item is $199.99
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    The previous price was $279.99
    Top comment

    "5 Star....love it...to store files and it's not that slow....Really enjoying my 8Gb ext USB Hard Drive for my X Box One X wish they had a larger drive in stock that evening I would have totally gone with a larger drive with 4k Gaming NOW on X Box One C gonna be nice to have as much space as possible so I can download my entire DIGITAL XBOX LIBRARY"

    "to store files and it's not that slow."

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    Product Description

    Only at Best Buy Keep data safe on this Western Digital hard drive. Its automatic backup software ensures your files are saved in case you forget, and its USB 3.0 interface allows transfer rates of up to 5 Gbps. This Western Digital hard drive has an 8TB capacity to store your entire library.
  11. Model:WDBBGB0040HBK-NESN
    SKU:5605524
    Top comment

    "wd best...Love it...The drive is fast....The drive loads the games as fast if not faster than the internal hard drive on my Xbox One S. Transfer of my games from the internal drive went smoothly."

    "The drive is fast."

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    Product Description

    Store files securely with this 4TB Western Digital My Book hard drive. Its 5 Gbps data transfer rate enables fast copying of files, and its automatic backup software can be set to fit any schedule. This Western Digital My Book hard drive offers built-in 256-bit hardware encryption and optional password protection for peace of mind.
    Your price for this item is $119.99
    Top comment

    "wd best...Love it...The drive is fast....The drive loads the games as fast if not faster than the internal hard drive on my Xbox One S. Transfer of my games from the internal drive went smoothly."

    "The drive is fast."

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    Product Description

    Store files securely with this 4TB Western Digital My Book hard drive. Its 5 Gbps data transfer rate enables fast copying of files, and its automatic backup software can be set to fit any schedule. This Western Digital My Book hard drive offers built-in 256-bit hardware encryption and optional password protection for peace of mind.
  12. Top comment

    "Nice !...Love it...Excellent Read/Write speed and operates quietly....All I had to do was plug it in and I instantly saw a pop up asking me if I wanted to convert it to my PS4(meaning I wouldn't be able to use it for anything else afterwards) I pressed "agreed" and in seconds I was able to use it."

    "Excellent Read/Write speed and operates quietly."

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    Product Description

    Only at Best Buy Store data safely on this 2TB Western Digital hard drive. Its WD Backup software automatically saves files on a preset schedule, and it has a sleek but durable design for portability without sacrificing security. This Western Digital hard drive has a USB 3.0 interface for transfer rates of up to 5 Gbps.
    Your price for this item is $79.99
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    The previous price was $129.99
    Top comment

    "Nice !...Love it...Excellent Read/Write speed and operates quietly....All I had to do was plug it in and I instantly saw a pop up asking me if I wanted to convert it to my PS4(meaning I wouldn't be able to use it for anything else afterwards) I pressed "agreed" and in seconds I was able to use it."

    "Excellent Read/Write speed and operates quietly."

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    Product Description

    Only at Best Buy Store data safely on this 2TB Western Digital hard drive. Its WD Backup software automatically saves files on a preset schedule, and it has a sleek but durable design for portability without sacrificing security. This Western Digital hard drive has a USB 3.0 interface for transfer rates of up to 5 Gbps.
  13. Top comment

    "good TV...Love it...Speed was quick and price was right....I recommend this drive if you've got a Macbook or a Windows computer and are looking for an external drive that's easy to take along with you, although it's just as good if sitting on a desk."

    "Speed was quick and price was right."

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    Product Description

    Only at Best Buy Keep files safe on this 1TB Western Digital hard drive. It's plug and play, so you can start saving data right away, and its USB 3.0 interface enables rapid file transfers of up to 5 Gbps. This Western Digital hard drive has a slim design to maximize portability.
    Your price for this item is $59.99
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    Top comment

    "good TV...Love it...Speed was quick and price was right....I recommend this drive if you've got a Macbook or a Windows computer and are looking for an external drive that's easy to take along with you, although it's just as good if sitting on a desk."

    "Speed was quick and price was right."

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    Product Description

    Only at Best Buy Keep files safe on this 1TB Western Digital hard drive. It's plug and play, so you can start saving data right away, and its USB 3.0 interface enables rapid file transfers of up to 5 Gbps. This Western Digital hard drive has a slim design to maximize portability.
  14. Model:WDBBGB0080HBK-NESN
    SKU:5605510
    Top comment

    "Best HD...Love it...Great Drive capacity and speed....In my server, this drive runs at about 20 C. I've read reports of external drives running much hotter in the external enclosures supplied by the manufacturer, but shucked and placed in a server, these drives run very cool."

    "Great Drive capacity and speed."

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    Product Description

    Free up space on your computer with help from this 8TB Western Digital My Book external hard drive. Quick transfer rates move information three times faster than traditional hard drives, and the local and cloud backup prevents data loss. This Western Digital My Book external hard drive has universal connections to ensure compatibility with 3.0 and 2.0 USB devices.
    Your price for this item is $209.99
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    "Best HD...Love it...Great Drive capacity and speed....In my server, this drive runs at about 20 C. I've read reports of external drives running much hotter in the external enclosures supplied by the manufacturer, but shucked and placed in a server, these drives run very cool."

    "Great Drive capacity and speed."

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    Product Description

    Free up space on your computer with help from this 8TB Western Digital My Book external hard drive. Quick transfer rates move information three times faster than traditional hard drives, and the local and cloud backup prevents data loss. This Western Digital My Book external hard drive has universal connections to ensure compatibility with 3.0 and 2.0 USB devices.