Store and transfer files with this WD easystore desktop drive. The 18TB capacity accommodates the largest games and applications, and the transfer rate of up to 5Gb/sec. lets you quickly share large files. USB 2.0 and 3.0 connectivity make this WD easystore desktop drive compatible with a wide range of computers and other devices.
A:AnswerBest Buy has a bad habit of listing items that aren't for sale yet, and an even worse habit of listing items that have no concrete release date. That is the case with these drives - They are sold out because they aren't out yet, and we don't know exactly when they'll be out (but should be soon.)
A:AnswerI am assuming an external drive is being discussed. (I only see the question, not what drive the question is for.)
What I do is connect it via USB3 to one PC.
Then share the drive (either the entire drive, or individual directories) on that PC.
Then it can be seen by other PCs on the LAN. (Assuming Network in Explorer is showing the share, not a given in Windows 10. Might be forced to manually use Map network drive.)
I use Macrium Reflect Free to backup my PCs. I point the backup destination to a directory on the shared drive (\\shared directory name). Macrium Free cannot "browse" to a network location, so I copy that location and paste it into a text file on the pen drive I use to boot Macrium. Then I copy/paste from the text file (instead of typing it in) when starting the backup. Obviously both PCs (the one being backed up and the one where the backup drive is connected) need to be running.
If you mean physically connecting the drive via USB to two computers at the same time, via USB hub or otherwise, not possible. I wanted to do something similar with a non-disk device (A/V mixer) and learned it wasn't possible.
Another option is a NAS (Network Attached Storage). People "shuck" external drives to put into a NAS. I don't shuck and don't own a NAS, but I think some also have USB3 ports on them. I don't know how that works exactly. Then the backup destination would be the NAS on the LAN without needing a second PC.
A:AnswerHello, Please be informed that the WD Easystore Drive is a plug 'n' play device tested and designed for Windows and Mac computers. These drive are for Windows and Mac to be used as external storage only. The Dimensions are (L x W x H) 5.5" x 2" x 6.7" For more info on the drive, refer to the link: https://bit.ly/3H2sPV2 -Need Help? Please see our "'Contact Us" page for information.
A:AnswerIt cant connect directly. But i suppose if you use it to back up older files/photos/videos, you could make room for new stuff on your phone. But this isnt a portable drive. It plugs into wall for power.
A:AnswerYes it can. Vertical or horizontal, it doesn’t matter, but if you do lay it on it’s side you should get some stick on rubber feet/pads to minimize vibration and noise. And never move a drive while it’s in use, you can damage the drive and lose data.