dealswestern digital elements 2tb desktop external…

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Toss free shipping on the heap and you have a very nice deal.

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so the supply is stabilizing yet?

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I used to be able to get the 3tb for $120 :(

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I though this was a deal...until I saw "USB 2.0"

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Keep in mind a lot of reviews are saying that this dies within a few months so keep that in mind before purchasing, still a good deal

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take it from a IT person, DO NOT BUY WESTERN DIGITAL OR FUJISTSU HARD DRIVES !!!!!

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@peebag: By my experience Seagate drives are much, much, worse. And on top of that, Seagate tech support is horrendous, you spend an hour on the phone and jump through all kinds of absurd hoops to send back a completely dead drive. Hence you either buy a WD drive instead or you buy ... nothing.

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Best buy is doing it for $129.99, though it's not carried in stores. You can, however, get the "my book essentials" of the same size for $129 and likely get it in a local store - and the my book does USB 3.0:

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Western+Digital+-+My+Book+Essential+2TB+External+USB+3.0/2.0+Hard+Drive+-+Black/1251309.p?id=1218242900307&skuId=1251309&st=western%20digital%20usb&cp=1&lp=4

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" @wootificator: If you want to pay $20 more for USB 3.0 you can check out this deal. http://deals.woot.com/deals/details/f9ed739c-ca36-4067-a8eb-2f816b5656ce/western-digital-my-book-essential-2tb-external-usb-3-0-2-0-hard-drive-black "

but, do you have to have this WD plugged into an outlet for power?

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Be careful if you go with the USB 3.0 mentioned above by @shaunwoots. Lots of problems with the usb connector snapping off inside the HD case rendering the HD useless...after it has been in use for some time. Not good. WD has been taking a lot of heat over this issue on the usb 3.0 drive but hasn't fixed it yet apparently. The 2.0 is okay, though.

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About time to see these things slowly coming down in price again.

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So my guess is this would be the 3.0 gb/s drive not the 6.0 gb/s caviar green? or is it kinda random what you could get? I hate how enclosures don't say what the base drive is as that is more important than anything else...

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@shaunwoots: Yes. You do need this drive plugged to an AC outlet for it to work.

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@shaunwoots: wrote "but, do you have to have this WD plugged into an outlet for power?"

I'm not sure if I understand your question but generally speaking, eternal drives that use a 3.5" drive will need a 12V power supply. So yes, you'll need to plug it into an outlet. In fact, an AC adapter is part of the package in the description. Many smaller 2.5" external drives do not need an AC adapter because they can run off the 5 volts that USB can provide.

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If you don't like USB 2.0 or you are worried about a flimsy USB port breaking off, do what I did.

Destroy the case and get yourself a great 2 Gig 5400 RPM SATA drive out of the deal. I did with mine (which I bought for $90 before the shortage). It now sits in a Thermaltake hotswap E-Sata drive adapter. Backs up my 1/2 full 2 gig media drive in less than an hour.

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Scratch that. You can get USB 3.0 and 1TB more HDD space for only $25 more with this deal: http://deals.woot.com/deals/details/ba257670-dce2-417d-a032-ab7f790b5753/my-book-essential-3tb-drive#0

+free shipping.

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Great, thanks a lot... this deal was so good, I couldn't pass it up, even though I already own, and am very satisfied with, a WD Elements 1.5 TB. I also have a new one still in the box that I want to back up my music library with. So... I figure, let me get this one for $117.00 (with tax), then I'll have a 2 TB backup and can sell my friend the new 1.5, still in the box.

Hey, what are friends for? Thanks for the info on this excellent deal!

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I would NEVER buy or use a WD "Essential" HD, with all the stuff they want to install on your PC and the space it takes up? No way!

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@eraten: THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU !!!!

Not only was it a great deal to begin with, but the $15 coupon code really works. And yes, there is Free Shipping. The only problem is that we New Yorkers have to pay $11 in tax. And it's already on Back Order.

That is possibly the best deal I have ever seen on an eternal hard drive. Your post arrived just in time since I was about to order either this or one of the other deals above. I'm so desperate for space right now (main drive is down to 30 megs!) that I would have bought it even if it was USB2.0 -- which would been a horrible experience since I've been using eSATA for several years. I only wish that this drive also has eSATA since neither my desktop or notebook has USB 3.0. Will upgrade the desktop but the notebook is stuck with USB 2.0, unfortunately.

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@coltbear50 wrote "I would NEVER buy or use a WD "Essential" HD, with all the stuff they want to install on your PC and the space it takes up? No way!"
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Why do you have to install anything on your PC? Isn't it treated as just another USB storage device? I don't think you need any software or special drivers to access it under Vista or Win 7. The software is only necessary if you want to use their utilities for backing up and maintenance.