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Price:
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Final Price: $39.99

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WD Elements Portable 500 GB External Hard Drive
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+3.69 shipping. not a bad deal at all (who can order from tiger direct )

FYI, HDD form factor 2.5"...maybe the SE in the model id stands for "small enclosure"?

great deal....

If you need an SATA hard drive for your laptop then it's the cheapest way to get 500GB 2.5 laptop drive.

I think I would've rather bought the $50 deal from Newegg w/o rebates. 500GB internal 2.5"

keaton85 said:   great deal....

If you need an SATA hard drive for your laptop then it's the cheapest way to get 500GB 2.5 laptop drive.



If you're suggesting the drive can be removed and used internally in a laptop that is no longer true with most if not all WD portable drives.


According to at least one review at Newegg this drive has the USB interface integrated with the HD's controller board (NO SATA power or data connector).


WD started this practice a few years ago with only one or two models but has apparently started manufacturing all of their portable HDs in this manner.


It sucks because I recently had a 1 TB WD Passport Essential I hoped wasn't made this way. Sadly when I opened the enclosure I found the dreaded integrated USB connector.


As far as I can determine Seagate, Toshiba, and a few others still put a true SATA drive in their portable enclosures. Those you can remove,at the expense of voiding the warranty, and use them in a laptop.



As a side note I discovered the dreaded embedded USB interface on a Samsung portable BluRay Writer I have. That drive can't be used internally in a laptop either.

perhaps I should pick up one to connect to my new wd tv...



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