WD - easystore® 1TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive - Black

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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.

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    What's Included


    • WD easystore® 1TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive
    • USB cable
    • Owner's manual

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (3593 out of 3701)

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    Features


    1TB storage capacity

    Provides plenty of storage space for storing documents, photos, music, and more.

    USB 3.0 interface

    Offers an easy-to-use connection to your devices. Backward-compatible with USB 2.0 for a simple connection to your computer.

    Data transfer rates up to 5 Gbps with USB 3.0

    Enable a rapid response when updating your files.

    Automatic backup

    The WD Backup software works quietly in the background to help preserve your data while using minimal PC resources. Select the automatic, continuous or scheduled backup option to instantly back up your files.

    WD Drive Utilities software

    Allows you to configure, manage, and diagnose your drive.

    Compatible with PC and Mac

    Offers flexible installation options.*

    *Reformatting required for Mac OS.


    Customer rating

    4.7
    98%
    would recommend to a friend

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Works very well for my specific need!

      Posted
      B18C5EM1
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      Title says it all. Bought a 500GB PS4 some years ago thinking that it would have enough storage for me to not have to worry about it too much since I had only barely just filled up the exact same size hard drive on my PS3 right there at the very end of its time with me before I rehomed it with someone else who would use it more and not let it sit idle and useless like I had been doing after getting the PS4, and even though the drive on the PS3 was just barely under being at full capacity, it had several games still installed on it that I had not played in quite a while and that I also did not really plan to play probably ever again to be honest. With that in mind, as well as the fact that my gaming days have slowing down pretty drastically ever since around about the time I had settled on the choice to move on to the next gen console, I decided to go the cheap route and save a few bucks by getting the PS4 with the smaller drive so I could use the money I saved towards getting the few games I wanted most and knew for a fact I would play. Things were fine at first, but after about the time I had finished installing somewhere around 6-7 games as well as all the apps I wanted/needed, I realized my mistake, but I stubbornly stuck to my decision and continued to march on having to live with the inconvenience of having to go through my hard drive and deleting/uninstalling things whenever I got a new game I wanted to play. Then I got fed up with it all one day and started the hunt for how I would solve my problem. After reading articles and how to pages, I figured that at this stage in the lifespan of the PS4 that an external drive was the best option for me since I could take it to the next console I get with a little memory wiping and possibly reformatting and I’d be good to go. As for the drive itself, it’s exactly what I wanted. It’s fast, compact, reliable, good warranty, and above all else it is also both a great value for your dollar since it’s got what you would need while still being very inexpensive and it’s also just a plain bare bones drive without all the fancy bells and whistles that would just add to the cost. Overall, I’d give it an A, maybe an A- at the least since it only has 2 year warranty whereas some of the other WD drive come with 3 years. But that’s just me nitpicking.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      As good as always

      Posted
      desidesi
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      Purchased this as an alternative to a very bulky 1TB backup drive for my Macbook Pro. As a photographer, photos and videos amass on my computer at an alarming speed. And because of the high quality nature of the files, I know it's time to do a clean out when my whole system starts to slow down. The problem was, having to set up an external drive with an independent power source was just annoying. This little gem has twice the storage and is about a quarter of the size of my other drive. I keep it within reach of my bed, where I do 99% of my editing. Whenever I need to dump files, or pull files, my passport drive is so convenient and FAST. RAW files and high definition video files have no problems jumping ship from my mac to the passport in a very timely fashion. Ultra Portable really does mean ultra portable for this little black book. If I know I'll be shooting a lot of footage that I'll need to dump later, or I may need to retrieve old photos for editing, chucking my passport into my backpack or camera case is so convenient. Also, not having to find yet another plug to power it with while my phone, computer, and spare camera battery are charging is a relief. I don't have to worry about knocking it over, sucking up dust, or tripping over wires. Awesome little product. No cons! Buy it!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Affordable, Effective Storage

      Posted
      TheOwlBard
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      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      Simply put, this product is a cost effective way to store all of your digital media without compromising on quality. Western Digital (also known to make San-disk thumb-drives) does a great job making these hard drives dependable without breaking the bank. ============== Pros: =============== + Compact Design: Allows for easy storage of the device. In a bag, purse, or even your back pocket if you really need one to be close by. + Cost: When I purchased this product, it was 49.99. At that price, it's a really great buy. + Dependability: For the money, this thing operates really well. 3.0 USB for fast start up (as long as you have the right USB port) and quick copy speeds. =============== Cons: =============== - Casing: It's a decent grade plastic, but don't expect this thing to survive too many hard hits or drops. Still, when you get something this inexpensive you're getting what you pay for. - Cable: More of a pet peeve of mine, but no storage for the USB cable. Most folks like to just leave the cable connected but i'm surprised that external hard drive companies haven't adopted a way to store the cables their product uses internally. I think it's good to keep the cables as a separate component to allow someone to change out a wire easily, but it'd be nice if I had a place in the device to store the cable.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Drive - Bargain Basement Price

      Posted
      EagleII

      Not only do you get a fast/silent drive that has many useful utilities, you have the right to get Acronis True Image WD Edition Software for free. Some items in the paid version will not function but every thing you need is usable. Acronis True Image WD Edition can clone drives, backup the operating system, applications, settings and all of your data, while also securely wiping any confidential data you no longer need. The WD Edition provides you with all the essential tools you need to recover your computer system should a disaster occur, such as losing data, accidentally deleting critical files or folders, or a complete hard disk crash. If failures occur that block access to information or affect system operation, you will be able to restore the system and the lost data easily. The installation procedure is straightforward. Download the .zip file that includes both the executable file as well as the User Guide. Extract the .exe file and the User Guide. Run the executable file and follow the on-screen instructions. Must have the WD drive attached via USB or installed to work. Download Link: http://downloads.wdc.com/acronis/ATI2016WD_build33.zip

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Worked better than I anticipated!

      Posted
      33milesFan
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      Got this external HDD in a hurry to install macOS Sierra on because a critical piece of software I use had massive issues once I upgraded to High Sierra. This was the first time I had ever installed an OS on a external drive and I must say the USB 3.0 interface didn't disappoint! This drive handles the use of the OS in a surprisingly quick fashion. There's not much of a visible difference in speed between this HDD and the internal one of my Mac other than the initial boot up where the internal is a bit quicker. But my Mac HDD is a Fusion drive which is pretty much a Mac branded SSHD so comparing that to a fully mechanical USB drive isn't completely fair in all aspects. I love this item though and the capacity and speed are I think worth as much if not a little more than what Best Buy sold it to me for! The only negative so far is that I can't put this drive to sleep successfully when running the OS after being unused for the user specified time. When I go to wake it the monitor just won't come on and to get anywhere I have to manually restart the Mac. So just don't put it to sleep and your gold! :D I'm sure the power draw is fairly insignificant anyway and won't be something that isn't worth the great use it's giving you. So I highly recommend this item and I hope it works as great for you as it is for me.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Works fine but always check for bad blocks 1st

      Posted
      rumplestiltskin
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      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      This is a good external USB3 hard drive but it has one "issue": If you open it, there's no standard SATA connection on the enclosed HD so if the external case goes belly up, you're pretty much hosed. That being said, anything you'd put on here will either -be- a backup OR -will- be backed up to another drive, right? (You don't let any of your important data exist on only one drive, do you??) I mentioned checking for bad blocks first but that's something you should do with -every- new hard drive you purchase! If it exhibits even one bad block, exchange it for another as one bad block will lead to more until the drive fails completely. This is not a complaint about WD drives! ALL hard drives from ALL mfr's should be checked in this manner before relying on them for your important data.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Beware Mac Users!

      Posted
      Michelle
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I ordered this for in store pick up as it was the top rated. I picked it up and asked the cashier if this would work with my new MacBook Pro and she said “oh yeah! The box says so!” So I went home and the box said it has an instruction manual and the needed drivers - It did not. It had a piece of paper with website if you needed help. So I went to the website and struggled navigating through it, I decided to call their customer service and we were having trouble understanding one another due to the language barrier. I emailed them hoping for a response and was advised I would receive a response in two business days!!! After a whole day and some of watching YouTube videos - I finally have it working on my Mac (I think anyway). If reformatting is needed for a Mac, why not include the instructions and proper support? Considering just returning this as I still have 14 days and buying a more Mac-friendly device.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Excellent

      Posted
      Tracey214
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      Love it! Just plug and play. It couldn't be easier. I was worried that there would be a lot of formatting, etc, because I was backing up a Mac. No so! Just a few clicks and I was in business. I do recommend using two external storage devices or one device and a cloud service as almost every review I read stated that at some point, most people loose as least some of the information on this type of drive. I had an issue with my old MacBook. A data recovery service was gong to charge $750 to extract my information. When I was finally able to get the computer to boot up, I immediately backed the entire hard drive up to this external drive... GREAT SAVINGS.... Got all my info and pictures back for under $100. Highly recommended!!

      I would recommend this to a friend




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