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.
USB 3.0 interface
Enables easy-to-use connection to devices. Backward-compatible with USB 2.0 for simple connection to your computer.
Offers data transfer rates up to 5GB/sec. in the USB 3.0 mode and 480MB/sec. in the USB 2.0 mode.
Easy-to-use auto backup
Comes with the WD Discovery backup software that lets you set hourly, daily, or monthly backup schedules and makes it easy to back up high-capacity files to your drive.
Compatible with PC and Mac*
For use with your existing computers.
18TB storage capacity
Provides ample space for storing documents, photos, music and more.
This portable hard drive comes with a two-year warranty.
The desktop storage features a USB cable and AC adapter to work with most systems.
WD Discovery™ software
Allows you to manage your WD portable hard drive and expands its capabilities.
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.