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RYF: WD 2TB USB3 portable HD for $105.49 from Amazon
Posted by: john dough
Date: February 22, 2013 10:07PM
[www.amazon.com]

I picked up 3 at this price. They usually run $130-$140 and although I know they will be cheaper one day, if you need them now (my clients do), this is a very good price.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/22/2013 10:12PM by john dough.
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Re: RYF: WD 2TB USB3 portable HD for $105.49 from Amazon
Posted by: sekker
Date: February 22, 2013 10:47PM
That's a lot of portable storage!
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Re: RYF: WD 2TB USB3 portable HD for $105.49 from Amazon
Posted by: john dough
Date: February 22, 2013 10:49PM
I usually carry around 3 when I visit clients (currently have 4). It not only has all my music, it has backups of all my work and client HDs for the last several years. Storage is VERY affordable these days!
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Re: RYF: WD 2TB USB3 portable HD for $105.49 from Amazon
Posted by: Black
Date: February 22, 2013 11:55PM
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john dough
I usually carry around 3 when I visit clients (currently have 4). It not only has all my music, it has backups of all my work and client HDs for the last several years. Storage is VERY affordable these days!

No failures? I have a perception that 2.5" drives with their tiny platters and parts are less robust than 3.5" drives.




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Re: RYF: WD 2TB USB3 portable HD for $105.49 from Amazon
Posted by: john dough
Date: February 23, 2013 08:27AM
All drives will eventually fail, but for for travel or TM use, these drives are spacious, fast and (so far) pretty reliable. Amazon has a hard drive case for $6 that fits this drive like a glove and offers very good protection.

I would not recommend these drives for daily use or for desktop use, as 3.5" drives are much less expensive per GB.
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Re: RYF: WD 2TB USB3 portable HD for $105.49 from Amazon
Posted by: Sam3
Date: February 23, 2013 08:48AM
That was short-lived. Price in that link is now $126.99

Oh well.



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Re: RYF: WD 2TB USB3 portable HD for $105.49 from Amazon
Posted by: sekker
Date: February 23, 2013 09:10AM
$130 is still not a bad price...
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Re: RYF: WD 2TB USB3 portable HD for $105.49 from Amazon
Posted by: deckeda
Date: February 23, 2013 09:59AM
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john dough
... 3.5" drives are much less expensive per GB.

I agree that was a good deal on a 2.5" drive but 3.5" prices are still high, post-Thailand.

I see a couple 3TB drives around $140-$170, fewer 4TB, and just like a few years ago 2TB remains the practical norm around $90-$120.
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Re: RYF: WD 2TB USB3 portable HD for $105.49 from Amazon
Posted by: deckeda
Date: February 23, 2013 10:02AM
I think we're about one more anti-consumer merger away from 2TB drives being $150 and 90-day warranties on bare drives.
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Re: RYF: WD 2TB USB3 portable HD for $105.49 from Amazon
Posted by: john dough
Date: February 23, 2013 10:05AM
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deckeda
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john dough
... 3.5" drives are much less expensive per GB.

I agree that was a good deal on a 2.5" drive but 3.5" prices are still high, post-Thailand.

I see a couple 3TB drives around $140-$170, fewer 4TB, and just like a few years ago 2TB remains the practical norm around $90-$120.

If you are a Costco member, they have Seagate 4TB USB 3.0 external drives for $160. I have 3 already or else I would have picked up one or two.



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Re: RYF: WD 2TB USB3 portable HD for $105.49 from Amazon
Posted by: Gareth
Date: February 23, 2013 11:25AM
Fry's still has the WD 2TB USB 3.0 portable for $99, but in-store pick-up only: [www.frys.com]
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Re: RYF: WD 2TB USB3 portable HD for $105.49 from Amazon
Posted by: bazookaman
Date: February 23, 2013 03:42PM
Still waiting for the 3tb drives to come down more.




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