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Good deal for aluminum Western Digital My Passport Ultra Metal Edition 2TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive - Silver

$71.99 on Clearance 

  • Aluminum case
  • 2TB storage capacity
  • USB 3.0/2.0 interface
  • AC adapter is not required for most computers.
  • Data transfer rates up to 5 Gbps via USB 3.0
  • Up to 480 Mbps via USB 2.0
  • Dropbox support
  • Password protection and 256-bit hardware encryption
  • Compatible with PC and Mac (reformatting required for Mac).

$89.99 on Amazon

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frett said:   Good deal for aluminum Western Digital My Passport Ultra Metal Edition 2TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive - Silver

$71.99 on Clearance 

  • Aluminum case
  • 2TB storage capacity
  • USB 3.0/2.0 interface
  • AC adapter is not required for most computers.
  • Data transfer rates up to 5 Gbps via USB 3.0
  • Up to 480 Mbps via USB 2.0
  • Dropbox support
  • Password protection and 256-bit hardware encryption
  • Compatible with PC and Mac (reformatting required for Mac).


  
i used to buy tons of wd external hd until i found out their blue/green ones that they use on their external drives are the cheap ones. so the quality isnt that great like people said.
 

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Well, I'm not really sure what you expect for a portable drive.  If you plan on taking them apart and harvesting the drive for internal use, then yes, it's not a red or black. Who cares? It's a portable drive. You're not going to be running a NAS with it. Most likely transferring files back and forth or bringing a movie collection along on a road trip.

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Ahhh yes, the infamous FatWallet8405. Down-voting drive posts for years. Dude, if you're going to snipe something for your eBay auctions, just do it honestly. Don't red something just so other people leave the deal alone, and you can sell it yourself later.

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How does this compare to the easystore with a list price of $130, and typical sale price of $65-$70 (4TB for $100-$110)?

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ocean935 said:   How does this compare to the easystore with a list price of $130, and typical sale price of $65-$70 (4TB for $100-$110)?
 

  I believe the main difference is the easystore has no password lock or hardware encryption.

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While this is a decent deal it is not great. The newer version of the is less than $1 more after tax and while it doesn't have a metal case i do not think that makes that big of a difference.

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822235145&ignorebbr=1&cm_re=my_passport-_-22-235-145-_-Product

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The one that Wasted1 shows from Newegg is showing for me at $79

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Yes, as i noted in my post "$1 more after tax"

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WD - My Passport Ultra Metal Edition 2TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive - Silver
Qty 1Remove
Item Subtotal$71.99
Estimated Sales Tax$5.94
Total$77.93

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Will this be a better deal? Ultra 4tb for %120? http://www.bestbuy.com/site/wd-my-passport-4tb-external-usb-3-0-...

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Wasted1 said: While this is a decent deal it is not great. The newer version of the is less than $1 more after tax and while it doesn't have a metal case i do not think that makes that big of a difference. https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822235145...
I saw that one, too. I have the new one, too, and there's not much difference. I personally don't like the newer design--it doesn't "carry" quite as easy and the corners are a little annoying. Both sites offer 1% ebates, so that's a wash. Probably comes down to taxes, Bestbuy rewards/GC, etc.

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charliwg said:   Will this be a better deal? Ultra 4tb for %120? http://www.bestbuy.com/site/wd-my-passport-4tb-external-usb-3-0-...
Why are you looking at everyday prices?

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charliwg said:   Will this be a better deal? Ultra 4tb for %120? http://www.bestbuy.com/site/wd-my-passport-4tb-external-usb-3-0-...
  Not from Bestbuy anyway--Amazon has that for $116 right now.

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ocean935 said:   
charliwg said:   Will this be a better deal? Ultra 4tb for %120? http://www.bestbuy.com/site/wd-my-passport-4tb-external-usb-3-0-...
Why are you looking at everyday prices?

  Is that an everyday price? It's in their weekly ad.  Of course, they often advertise a product and let you think it is a special price!

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frett said:   
 
  Is that an everyday price?
 

Click on the 3TB or 1TB at the link, and you will get the picture.

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ocean935 said:   
frett said:   
 
  Is that an everyday price?

Click on the 3TB or 1TB at the link, and you will get the picture.

  Good catch!

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