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Recommendation for good deal on 2 tb drive?
« on: September 13, 2018, 07:59:02 PM »
Reliable and hopefully cheap. My Passport is doing weird stuff but it's three years old. I do have Backblaze but don't want to have to screw with recovery. Thanks!
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Re: Recommendation for good deal on 2 tb drive?
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2018, 04:29:24 AM »

I shop by price / size and I'm noticing that the best deals on that metric are the 4 TB and 8 TB external drives.


The bargain basement price is $20/TB.


4 TB for $80 external drive is a great deal.
8 TB for $160 external drive is a great deal.


I recently got an email from Newegg, I think, offering a Toshiba 1 TB external for $40. The case always costs something to manufacture, so they want to recoup that.


I prefer WD or HGST, since I had some trouble with some Seagates around 2009-2010.
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Re: Recommendation for good deal on 2 tb drive?
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2018, 03:29:03 PM »
I would go with WD again. Great products from my experience
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Re: Recommendation for good deal on 2 tb drive?
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2018, 08:34:13 PM »
Only drive of mine that ever died (so far!) was a Seagate, so I tend to stay away from them. Though sometimes it's hard when you see them at Costco.

WD/HGST or Toshiba. HGST is part of WD.
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Re: Recommendation for good deal on 2 tb drive?
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2018, 09:08:03 PM »
WD 2TB Elements Portable External Hard Drive - USB 3.0 - WDBU6Y0020BBK-WESN

$59.99 at Amazon.

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Re: Recommendation for good deal on 2 tb drive?
« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2018, 10:10:59 PM »
Thanks all and thanks Billy Dee that looks like the best deal.
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Re: Recommendation for good deal on 2 tb drive?
« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2018, 05:03:24 PM »
That's interesting about the Seagates. My brother and I came to the same conclusion independently, and now I'm reading the same thing from people here.

I tend to stick with WD. Although the hard drive in my daughter's laptop died, and it was a WD.

I used to have a Toshiba USB 3.0 external. The case died on me (wouldn't power up). I cracked the case open, and the drive was fine. After that, I switched to a WD Passport and it is performing well (knock on wood).
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