dealswestern digital my book essential 3tb desktop…

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@birniei: Nice, but sold out, and the 2TB version is still $170+.

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@bogus: Where did you see 2.5"? This drive is 3.5" just like a regular desktop HDD.

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@bogus: It's because the biggest 2.5 externals use the thicker 12.5-13.5mm drives that allow room for an additional platter. But, these don't fit in the 9.5mm slots in most laptops.

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@omnichad: Question is, how good is the drive? I can't speak for this but 2.5" externals routinely have capacities larger than any internal drive currently on the market which would suggest that someone's cutting corners.

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@pleepleus: I did not understand! Why oxymoron! Casio with same/similar specs!

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friend and I had these and they stopped working with windows7 computers. I sent it in, they sent me another, again didn't work right. The enclosure has some hardware 'security' module for the encryption/password.

So removed it, bought a cheapo usb/esata enclosure, and it's worked fine since, even in extreme Afghani dust for a year.

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USB 3, right. ~ 200 MB/sec throughput? No? WHY NOT!!!!!!!!!!!!

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This also makes the cheapest price for an internal hard drive. So buy one, take it out of the enclosure, and you have a brand new internal hard drive.

And then you can put your old hard drive into the enclosure and still have an external hard drive out of the deal.

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I bought this last time it came up here (a month ago?) and it's fine so far though I do hear some clicking from it. Should I be worried?

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Running two 2TB WD externals and a 6TB WD external "Cloud" drive right now, never had so much as a single glitch from any of them. 2TBs have run non-stop for over a year, 6TB for the last 7 months, all have survived multiple "power blips" so common in my area - could not recommend these any more highly.

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2-year limited warranty...

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Comparable? I didn't know Western Digital made musical keyboards and cheap watches? ;-)

Why, oh why, doesn't this have an ethernet port?!?! Wanting a NAS drive.

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@pleepleus: Sorry, I meant "Canvio" not "Casio", Canvio is by Toshiba.

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http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Expansion-Desktop-External-STBV3000100/dp/B00834SJU8/ref=pd_cp_e_0 Seagate Expansion 3 TB USB 3.0 Desktop External Hard Drive Price: $129.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping.

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http://www.amazon.com/Western-Digital-Essential-Desktop-External/dp/B0042Z55RM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1349795869&sr=8-1&keywords=mybook+essential+3tb

$139 with free prime shipping on Amazon. Decent reviews for a HDD (they all seem to get lower ratings that other types of electronic items). ~3.5 out of 5 stars.

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Using 'comparable' and 'Casio' in the same sentence seems like an oxymoron.

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Bummer! I bought the comparable Casio on Friday for $137.