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  1. Top comment

    "Love it...Good HD...Easy formatting, works just fine....The WD black label drives are a little faster and come with a little longer warranty (and meant more for performance), and cost just a bit more, so if you are not gaming or need some sort of super lightning speed, this drive is great for general home or business use."

    "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.
    Your price for this item is $54.99
    Top comment

    "Love it...Good HD...Easy formatting, works just fine....The WD black label drives are a little faster and come with a little longer warranty (and meant more for performance), and cost just a bit more, so if you are not gaming or need some sort of super lightning speed, this drive is great for general home or business use."

    "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

    "Love it...Love WD...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.
    Your price for this item is $74.99
    Top comment

    "Love it...Love WD...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.
  3. Top comment

    "WD Fan...Not bad...Easy install and format ready....Purchased a larger drive for my main drive and used old drive as an external drive for added storage space and backups... Working great so far..."

    "Easy install and format ready."

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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.
    Your price for this item is $64.99
    Top comment

    "WD Fan...Not bad...Easy install and format ready....Purchased a larger drive for my main drive and used old drive as an external drive for added storage space and backups... Working great so far..."

    "Easy install and format ready."

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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.
  4. Top comment

    "Nice HD...Good hd...Works without any special formatting....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."

    "Works without any special formatting."

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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.
    Your price for this item is $129.99
    Top comment

    "Nice HD...Good hd...Works without any special formatting....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."

    "Works without any special formatting."

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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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    "love it...Love it....Surprisingly fast for a non-SSD drive format....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)."

    "Surprisingly fast for a non-SSD drive format."

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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
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    "love it...Love it....Surprisingly fast for a non-SSD drive format....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)."

    "Surprisingly fast for a non-SSD drive format."

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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...Good One...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

    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 $109.99
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    "love it...Good One...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

    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.
  7. Top comment

    "Top 5...Great HD...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.
    Your price for this item is $94.99
    Top comment

    "Top 5...Great HD...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

    "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....Wow I paid a lot more for this ssd external drive awhile ago, it's a good deal at what it sells for now, works fast on usb-c connection on an iMac lots of extra storage so I don't have to pay extra for iCloud storage."

    "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.
    Your price for this item is $119.99
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    The previous price was $129.99
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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....Wow I paid a lot more for this ssd external drive awhile ago, it's a good deal at what it sells for now, works fast on usb-c connection on an iMac lots of extra storage so I don't have to pay extra for iCloud storage."

    "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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    "4TB Wow...LOVE IT!...Unfortunately I don't think Linux users will be able to take advantage of the hardware encryption features but the drive should work just fine without security if you format it for a Linux based file system....I would recommend this to anyone looking for a lot of external hard drive space and solid performance that a drive that will work on any computer."

    "Unfortunately I don't think Linux users will be able to take advantage of the hardware encryption features but the drive should work just fine without security if you format it for a Linux based file system."

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    Product Description

    Move essential data across devices efficiently with this Western Digital My Passport Ultra drive. It uses USB 3.0 technology for quick read and write speeds, and the USB-C connector offers effortless plug-in options while boosting transfer rates. The 4TB capacity of this Western Digital My Passport Ultra drive is suitable for massive media storage.
    Your price for this item is $129.99
    Top comment

    "4TB Wow...LOVE IT!...Unfortunately I don't think Linux users will be able to take advantage of the hardware encryption features but the drive should work just fine without security if you format it for a Linux based file system....I would recommend this to anyone looking for a lot of external hard drive space and solid performance that a drive that will work on any computer."

    "Unfortunately I don't think Linux users will be able to take advantage of the hardware encryption features but the drive should work just fine without security if you format it for a Linux based file system."

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    Product Description

    Move essential data across devices efficiently with this Western Digital My Passport Ultra drive. It uses USB 3.0 technology for quick read and write speeds, and the USB-C connector offers effortless plug-in options while boosting transfer rates. The 4TB capacity of this Western Digital My Passport Ultra drive is suitable for massive media storage.
  10. Top comment

    "4TB Wow...LOVE IT!...Unfortunately I don't think Linux users will be able to take advantage of the hardware encryption features but the drive should work just fine without security if you format it for a Linux based file system....I would recommend this to anyone looking for a lot of external hard drive space and solid performance that a drive that will work on any computer."

    "Unfortunately I don't think Linux users will be able to take advantage of the hardware encryption features but the drive should work just fine without security if you format it for a Linux based file system."

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    Product Description

    Maximize reliability with this Western Digital My Passport Ultra drive. The 4TB capacity ensures abundant space for all types of media and applications, and the backup software lets you automatically save works in progress at your preferred intervals. This Western Digital My Passport Ultra drive has USB-C compatibility for fast transfer speeds and flexible plug-in options.
    Your price for this item is $119.99
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    The previous price was $129.99
    Top comment

    "4TB Wow...LOVE IT!...Unfortunately I don't think Linux users will be able to take advantage of the hardware encryption features but the drive should work just fine without security if you format it for a Linux based file system....I would recommend this to anyone looking for a lot of external hard drive space and solid performance that a drive that will work on any computer."

    "Unfortunately I don't think Linux users will be able to take advantage of the hardware encryption features but the drive should work just fine without security if you format it for a Linux based file system."

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    Product Description

    Maximize reliability with this Western Digital My Passport Ultra drive. The 4TB capacity ensures abundant space for all types of media and applications, and the backup software lets you automatically save works in progress at your preferred intervals. This Western Digital My Passport Ultra drive has USB-C compatibility for fast transfer speeds and flexible plug-in options.
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    "Fast SSD...Great HD...Easy to format for Mac or windows....This item combines the convenience of portability with the speed needed for a fast external hard drive with tons of space, 1 TB is enough for the projects I am working on."

    "Easy to format for Mac or windows."

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    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.
    Your price for this item is $229.99
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    "Fast SSD...Great HD...Easy to format for Mac or windows....This item combines the convenience of portability with the speed needed for a fast external hard drive with tons of space, 1 TB is enough for the projects I am working on."

    "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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    "It Works...Love it!...Despite that it was not mac ready fresh form the box, the formatting was easy with Mac's own disc utility....Lots and LOTS of space for such a small form factor."

    "Despite that it was not mac ready fresh form the box, the formatting was easy with Mac's own disc utility."

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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.
    Your price for this item is $99.99
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    "It Works...Love it!...Despite that it was not mac ready fresh form the box, the formatting was easy with Mac's own disc utility....Lots and LOTS of space for such a small form factor."

    "Despite that it was not mac ready fresh form the box, the formatting was easy with Mac's own disc utility."

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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...Great Buy...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.
    Your price for this item is $129.99
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    "Love it...Great Buy...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.
  14. Top comment

    "good !...Love it...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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    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
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    "good !...Love it...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

    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.
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    "yay me...Love it...Going from a computer that had a hard drive I was tempted to buy another computer that had a hard drive but on the technology has advanced - have an external hard drive helps me bridge from one generation to the next in computing....I bought a new iMac ,when I hooked it up I found no drive ,so I looked them up on bestbuy.com ,and liked this one the best,when I went to the store to pick it up the sales person told me just plug it in and follow directions ,it was that simple,it took 2 mins to hook up and use.works great no issues yet."

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    Product Description

    Create customized DVDs with this Apple® SuperDrive 8x external DVD±RW/CD-RW drive that features support for double-layer media, so you can easily back up your important files. The built-in USB cable ensures simple connectivity.
    Your price for this item is $79.99
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    "yay me...Love it...Going from a computer that had a hard drive I was tempted to buy another computer that had a hard drive but on the technology has advanced - have an external hard drive helps me bridge from one generation to the next in computing....I bought a new iMac ,when I hooked it up I found no drive ,so I looked them up on bestbuy.com ,and liked this one the best,when I went to the store to pick it up the sales person told me just plug it in and follow directions ,it was that simple,it took 2 mins to hook up and use.works great no issues yet."

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    Product Description

    Create customized DVDs with this Apple® SuperDrive 8x external DVD±RW/CD-RW drive that features support for double-layer media, so you can easily back up your important files. The built-in USB cable ensures simple connectivity.