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  1. Top comment

    "Not bad...Nice HD...Easy formatting, works just fine....this is a great hard drive for the reason of using it for what it is a hard drive 1 tb is good wish I could of got a 2tb but trying to do a first time pc build is very costly."

    "Easy formatting, works just fine."

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    Product Description

    This WD Mainstream internal Serial ATA hard drive is designed for use with desktops and features data transfer rates up to 6 Gbps for fast performance. The 1TB capacity offers ample space for storing music, movies and more.
    $54.99
    Top comment

    "Not bad...Nice HD...Easy formatting, works just fine....this is a great hard drive for the reason of using it for what it is a hard drive 1 tb is good wish I could of got a 2tb but trying to do a first time pc build is very costly."

    "Easy formatting, works just fine."

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    Product Description

    This WD Mainstream internal Serial ATA hard drive is designed for use with desktops and features data transfer rates up to 6 Gbps for fast performance. The 1TB capacity offers ample space for storing music, movies and more.
  2. Top comment

    "Good HD...Love it...Was easy to install and format...However, for a fraction of what I would have paid for a new computer, I got a better computer as this hard drive is double the capacity of what I had, and what I was looking at on replacement computers."

    "Was easy to install and format"

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    Product Description

    Enhance your desktop with this WD Mainstream internal Serial ATA hard drive, which features a 64MB cache buffer for rapid processing speed. The 2TB capacity offers space for your documents, music, photos, movies and more.
    $74.99
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    "Good HD...Love it...Was easy to install and format...However, for a fraction of what I would have paid for a new computer, I got a better computer as this hard drive is double the capacity of what I had, and what I was looking at on replacement computers."

    "Was easy to install and format"

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    Product Description

    Enhance your desktop with this WD Mainstream internal Serial ATA hard drive, which features a 64MB cache buffer for rapid processing speed. The 2TB capacity offers space for your documents, music, photos, movies and more.
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    "WD Fan...So Glad...Easily installed and formatted....Seagate, WD or Toshiba I already had Seagate and by all means I think they are good but I believe WD has the edge or at least that has been my experience and Toshiba I really wasn't interested."

    "Easily installed and formatted."

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    Product Description

    Store your important files on this WD Mainstream internal Serial ATA hard drive, which is designed for laptops and features an expansive 1TB capacity to house your media. Low power consumption helps ensure quiet, cool operation.
    $64.99
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    "WD Fan...So Glad...Easily installed and formatted....Seagate, WD or Toshiba I already had Seagate and by all means I think they are good but I believe WD has the edge or at least that has been my experience and Toshiba I really wasn't interested."

    "Easily installed and formatted."

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    Product Description

    Store your important files on this WD Mainstream internal Serial ATA hard drive, which is designed for laptops and features an expansive 1TB capacity to house your media. Low power consumption helps ensure quiet, cool operation.
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    "love it...Love it!...Formatting for Mac was very easy....I recently bought this portable HD for my XBOX One when I realized that shockingly 500Gb was not going to be enough for downloading games (which is a requirement for playing disc games these days)."

    "Formatting for Mac was very easy."

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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.
    $109.99
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    Top comment

    "love it...Love it!...Formatting for Mac was very easy....I recently bought this portable HD for my XBOX One when I realized that shockingly 500Gb was not going to be enough for downloading games (which is a requirement for playing disc games these days)."

    "Formatting for Mac was very easy."

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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.
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    "love it...Love it!...Formatting for Mac was very easy....Bought it for my Xbox one since I filled up the 500gb on the console I was able to transfer everything over to this and free up the space on my console and it doesn't even look like I made a dent it awesome if you're looking for abigger harddrive"

    "Formatting for Mac was very easy."

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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.
    $119.99
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    "love it...Love it!...Formatting for Mac was very easy....Bought it for my Xbox one since I filled up the 500gb on the console I was able to transfer everything over to this and free up the space on my console and it doesn't even look like I made a dent it awesome if you're looking for abigger harddrive"

    "Formatting for Mac was very easy."

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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.
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    "Good hd...Nice HD...Easy to install and format....I even bought a second WD 4TB drive and had it installed in this new desktop, for even more storage because I liked the WD operational properties, I now have doubled my total storage capacity to 8 TB."

    "Easy to install and format."

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    Product Description

    Expand your desktop's storage capabilities with this WD Desktop Everyday SATA hard drive, which features a spacious 4TB capacity to house your movies, music and more. Data transfer rates up to 6 Gbps ensure efficient performance.
    $129.99
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    "Good hd...Nice HD...Easy to install and format....I even bought a second WD 4TB drive and had it installed in this new desktop, for even more storage because I liked the WD operational properties, I now have doubled my total storage capacity to 8 TB."

    "Easy to install and format."

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    Product Description

    Expand your desktop's storage capabilities with this WD Desktop Everyday SATA hard drive, which features a spacious 4TB capacity to house your movies, music and more. Data transfer rates up to 6 Gbps ensure efficient performance.
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    "Top 5...good hdd...Formatted and copied everything over without any problems....Typically I am not a great big fan of WD drives - especially the all in ones that stop working for no reason -- so I found a standard internal on sale and am using it as a backup drive."

    "Formatted and copied everything over without any problems."

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    Product Description

    With a generous 3TB capacity, this WD Mainstream internal Serial ATA desktop hard drive easily accommodates your digital media collection. Data transfer rates up to 6 Gbps and a 64MB cache buffer help ensure fast, efficient operation.
    $94.99
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    "Top 5...good hdd...Formatted and copied everything over without any problems....Typically I am not a great big fan of WD drives - especially the all in ones that stop working for no reason -- so I found a standard internal on sale and am using it as a backup drive."

    "Formatted and copied everything over without any problems."

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    Product Description

    With a generous 3TB capacity, this WD Mainstream internal Serial ATA desktop hard drive easily accommodates your digital media collection. Data transfer rates up to 6 Gbps and a 64MB cache buffer help ensure fast, efficient operation.
  8. Top comment

    "No Lag....Very good...Easy to format....I would recommend this for anyone who owns a XBOX One since for some reason Microsoft hasn't made a system with a proper size hard drive yet."

    "Easy to format."

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    Product Description

    Overcome your Xbox One's limited storage capacity with the Seagate Game Drive for Xbox. This 2TB external hard drive is made especially for Xbox, and it plugs into your system via its USB port. The stylish green-on-black look of the Seagate Game Drive for Xbox blends seamlessly into your gaming system.
    $119.99
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    "No Lag....Very good...Easy to format....I would recommend this for anyone who owns a XBOX One since for some reason Microsoft hasn't made a system with a proper size hard drive yet."

    "Easy to format."

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    Product Description

    Overcome your Xbox One's limited storage capacity with the Seagate Game Drive for Xbox. This 2TB external hard drive is made especially for Xbox, and it plugs into your system via its USB port. The stylish green-on-black look of the Seagate Game Drive for Xbox blends seamlessly into your gaming system.
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    "No Lag....Worth it....3.6 TB harddrive after format....I would recommend this for anyone who owns a XBOX One since for some reason Microsoft hasn't made a system with a proper size hard drive yet."

    "3.6 TB harddrive after format."

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    Product Description

    Add storage space to your Xbox One with this Seagate drive. Its plug-and-play functionality eliminates the hassle of a lengthy installation process, and its 4TB capacity lets you store plenty of games and gaming data. This Seagate drive is slim and easy to store in your pocket to take to gaming sessions with friends.
    $119.99
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    "No Lag....Worth it....3.6 TB harddrive after format....I would recommend this for anyone who owns a XBOX One since for some reason Microsoft hasn't made a system with a proper size hard drive yet."

    "3.6 TB harddrive after format."

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    Product Description

    Add storage space to your Xbox One with this Seagate drive. Its plug-and-play functionality eliminates the hassle of a lengthy installation process, and its 4TB capacity lets you store plenty of games and gaming data. This Seagate drive is slim and easy to store in your pocket to take to gaming sessions with friends.
  10. Top comment

    "Love it!...It Works...Once formatted, never has had any problems as some the high end did(many lost data and a simple drop, all is lost)....I have been using this unit for a while and it has been very reliable and trouble free."

    "Once formatted, never has had any problems as some the high end did(many lost data and a simple drop, all is lost)."

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    Product Description

    Store up to 2.5TB of media on this Toshiba Canvio Connect II HDTC825XK3C1 external hard drive, which features a USB 3.0 interface for simple connection and data transfer rates up to 5 Gbps.
    $99.99
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    "Love it!...It Works...Once formatted, never has had any problems as some the high end did(many lost data and a simple drop, all is lost)....I have been using this unit for a while and it has been very reliable and trouble free."

    "Once formatted, never has had any problems as some the high end did(many lost data and a simple drop, all is lost)."

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    Product Description

    Store up to 2.5TB of media on this Toshiba Canvio Connect II HDTC825XK3C1 external hard drive, which features a USB 3.0 interface for simple connection and data transfer rates up to 5 Gbps.
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    "Love it...So fast....After some research on Youtube on how to format an external SSD as a primary boot-up drive for a Mac, I connected this drive via one of the USB ports in the rear of the MacMini and great things began to happen....It works very well, quite fast compared to a portable mechanical harddrive, I had to purchase it because I'm in a class that runs virtual machines off our portable drives, a harddrive took hours, this drive takes a minute or two instead."

    "After some research on Youtube on how to format an external SSD as a primary boot-up drive for a Mac, I connected this drive via one of the USB ports in the rear of the MacMini and great things began to happen."

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    Product Description

    Back up your system or move data between computers with this 500GB Samsung portable solid-state drive. Transfer speeds of up to 540MB/s let you save and share larger files easily, and the lightweight design fits into your pocket or bag. This durable USB 3.0 portable solid-state drive uses AES 256-bit encryption for reliable data security.
    $119.99
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    Top comment

    "Love it...So fast....After some research on Youtube on how to format an external SSD as a primary boot-up drive for a Mac, I connected this drive via one of the USB ports in the rear of the MacMini and great things began to happen....It works very well, quite fast compared to a portable mechanical harddrive, I had to purchase it because I'm in a class that runs virtual machines off our portable drives, a harddrive took hours, this drive takes a minute or two instead."

    "After some research on Youtube on how to format an external SSD as a primary boot-up drive for a Mac, I connected this drive via one of the USB ports in the rear of the MacMini and great things began to happen."

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    Product Description

    Back up your system or move data between computers with this 500GB Samsung portable solid-state drive. Transfer speeds of up to 540MB/s let you save and share larger files easily, and the lightweight design fits into your pocket or bag. This durable USB 3.0 portable solid-state drive uses AES 256-bit encryption for reliable data security.
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    "Love it...Solid HDD...Read instructions and format drive....While I already backup data to the cloud and to a separate backup drive for my laptop, I like having a copy that I can plug and play to see the data without having to "restore" the data in order to find the file or photo that I am looking for."

    "Read instructions and format drive."

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    Product Description

    Secure your data with this 4TB Western Digital My Passport Ultra hard drive. Scalable backup software lets you schedule automatic backups to this device or Dropbox, and USB 3.0 compatibility makes connectivity easy. This 4TB Western Digital My Passport Ultra hard drive comes preformatted for use with Windows 7 and 8 systems and can be reformatted for Mac.
    $129.99
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    "Love it...Solid HDD...Read instructions and format drive....While I already backup data to the cloud and to a separate backup drive for my laptop, I like having a copy that I can plug and play to see the data without having to "restore" the data in order to find the file or photo that I am looking for."

    "Read instructions and format drive."

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    Product Description

    Secure your data with this 4TB Western Digital My Passport Ultra hard drive. Scalable backup software lets you schedule automatic backups to this device or Dropbox, and USB 3.0 compatibility makes connectivity easy. This 4TB Western Digital My Passport Ultra hard drive comes preformatted for use with Windows 7 and 8 systems and can be reformatted for Mac.
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    "Love it....Fast SSD...Easy to format for Mac or windows....I bought this portable drive because I like editing videos and my laptop does not have enough space for all the video files that I have created."

    "Easy to format for Mac or windows."

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    Product Description

    Store files securely on this 1TB Samsung portable SSD. It transfers data at speeds of up to 540MB/s for increased work productivity, and it connects to Android smart phones with a downloadable app, so you can backup pictures and music. This Samsung portable SSD is smaller than a standard business card for easy transport.
    $199.99
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    "Love it....Fast SSD...Easy to format for Mac or windows....I bought this portable drive because I like editing videos and my laptop does not have enough space for all the video files that I have created."

    "Easy to format for Mac or windows."

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    Product Description

    Store files securely on this 1TB Samsung portable SSD. It transfers data at speeds of up to 540MB/s for increased work productivity, and it connects to Android smart phones with a downloadable app, so you can backup pictures and music. This Samsung portable SSD is smaller than a standard business card for easy transport.
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    "Worth it...Great HDD...Very easy to set up and format....This external hard drive is without a doubt the best accessory I've ever bought for my PlayStation4, make that the best accessory I've ever bought for gaming."

    "Very easy to set up and format."

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    Product Description

    Store more than 50 PlayStation 4 game titles on this 2TB Seagate game drive. Its USB 3.0 port provides fast loading of full-size games so you can play smoothly, and its tough aluminum enclosure protects the drive from damage. This plug-and-play Seagate game drive is automatically recognized by any PS4, PS4 Slim or PS4 Pro console.
    $79.99
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    "Worth it...Great HDD...Very easy to set up and format....This external hard drive is without a doubt the best accessory I've ever bought for my PlayStation4, make that the best accessory I've ever bought for gaming."

    "Very easy to set up and format."

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    Product Description

    Store more than 50 PlayStation 4 game titles on this 2TB Seagate game drive. Its USB 3.0 port provides fast loading of full-size games so you can play smoothly, and its tough aluminum enclosure protects the drive from damage. This plug-and-play Seagate game drive is automatically recognized by any PS4, PS4 Slim or PS4 Pro console.
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    "good !...I like....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....I used it to upgrade my PS4 hard drive(500g) and got it for a great price.The ordering process was smooth and uneventful.The drive itself was exactly what I was looking for and to swap out the drives was very easy.I'm a happy camper!"

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    Easily take your media collection and documents with you on the go using this Seagate Backup Plus STDR2000100 external USB 3.0/2.0 portable hard drive that features a 2TB capacity for ample file storage.
    $79.99
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    "good !...I like....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....I used it to upgrade my PS4 hard drive(500g) and got it for a great price.The ordering process was smooth and uneventful.The drive itself was exactly what I was looking for and to swap out the drives was very easy.I'm a happy camper!"

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    Product Description

    Easily take your media collection and documents with you on the go using this Seagate Backup Plus STDR2000100 external USB 3.0/2.0 portable hard drive that features a 2TB capacity for ample file storage.