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Jun 18, 2013 07:24 |  #16

USB 2.0 is just too slow. Although I usually setup my backups and walk away, I really like my eSata connections.




  
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Jun 18, 2013 12:46 |  #17

Any internal HD at this price?


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Jun 18, 2013 14:00 |  #18

Pry open the case and presto....

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Any internal HD at this price?




  
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Jun 18, 2013 20:51 |  #19

Now 89.00


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Jun 19, 2013 22:30 |  #20

I picked up two, one just finished a huge 7 hour long back up of every damn photo I've kept since 2001 or so..

It's my new lock up at work back up.

I agree USB 2 is slow, all my other drives are eSATA. But for this particular use, getting twp for the price of one eSATA drive was the way to go.


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Jun 19, 2013 22:58 |  #21

I ordered this on Amazon the other day thinking it was a portable (USB powered) drive, since I own a "WD Elements" 640 GB model that is. Canceled once I realized my mistake. Too bad, because it was a great price, but I like to carry my external drive around a lot. Probably will have to shell out $100 for a 2 TB portable, even if I look for deals. :(


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Jun 19, 2013 23:29 as a reply to  @ brettjrob's post |  #22

I use a program called GoodSync, which is a file synchronization program. The longest part of the process is the initial sync, since it copies all data to the new destination. But once that is complete, it just syncs the files that changed or newly created files. And I run that and other backups at night, so speed doesn't really matter. Great drive size for the price...


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Jun 20, 2013 11:11 |  #23

I got a 1TB size of this drive for my Wifes Mac laptop to back up three years ago. Still going strong. they are ugly, but they work fine :)


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Jun 20, 2013 12:43 as a reply to  @ CyberDyneSystems's post |  #24

mine came in yesterday, and I can't wait to get my stuff backed up onto it. I've even been deleting some shoots because I've run out of space.


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Jun 20, 2013 15:44 |  #25

Mine came in and I was going to use it as offsite backup but its DOA. I took the drive out of the housing and its the drive...now I am not so sure about WD...




  
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Jun 20, 2013 18:36 |  #26

That sucks. :(

Unfortunately, DOA drives are a fact of life.
It will happen to a certain percentage of drives, nothing any company can do to prevent that 100%.
They are delicate instruments with moving parts, susceptible to damage during shipping, etc.

You certainly could have returned or replaced it I'm sure, but after opening it up, I am not so sure.

I've been pretty lucky, with only two or three over my career in computers,. but I have had some.


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Jun 20, 2013 19:37 as a reply to  @ CyberDyneSystems's post |  #27

I have been an IT guy for the past 13 years, and I do have to say the hard drive failure rate I have seen is really quite low. You would think it'd be pretty bad considering the manufacturers are pumping out product quick to meet demand, and you'd think quality would suffer.


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Jun 21, 2013 09:19 as a reply to  @ kenjancef's post |  #28

newegg is EXCELLENT on their RMA process too.


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Jul 02, 2013 11:32 as a reply to  @ steelbluesleepr's post |  #29

B&H has a similar deal right now (site says: limited supply at this price)

Western Digital 2TB My Book for Mac OS X External Hard Drive USB 2.0 for $69.99 free shipping

http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …NESN_2TB_My_Boo​k_for.html (external link)


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Jul 03, 2013 06:28 |  #30

Mr Incognito wrote in post #16084279 (external link)
B&H has a similar deal right now (site says: limited supply at this price)

Western Digital 2TB My Book for Mac OS X External Hard Drive USB 2.0 for $69.99 free shipping

http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …NESN_2TB_My_Boo​k_for.html (external link)

Must of missed it, showing $109.99 now :(


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