dealswestern digital elements 2tb desktop external…

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Only USB 2.0. I wouldn't recommend buying because of the slower transfer speeds for such a high capacity device.

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@b8matt

I see your point but have to slightly disagree. If you were using it as a drive that you plan on continually accessing, then you're right. If you are using it as a drive to backup files, it would work just fine. Start the transfer overnight and speed isn't an issue.

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@timhelling: But people want things done right NOW!

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If you took the drives out of these cases and put them in a 2 drive NAS or even in USB 3.0 cases, they would still be well worth the money. I am not deterred by the USB 2.0 cases. I did this once before and wound up selling the USB 2.0 cases for $10 each on Craigslist.....

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2TB for $70? Geez, I remember when it was once $1 per GB. Hell, I remember desperately trying to figure out how I could up my ram to 8mb so I could play more complex 5.25" games.

I'm old. :(

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@bigshtank: I will certainly give away my age by telling you that I remember buying a 5 MB HDD for $495 US...That was an IBM ST-506, and I still have it today....LOL.....But even recently, anything under $100 for a 1 TB drive was very good....I just recently bought a 4TB drive for $150 and thought it a good deal. These WD drives take a beating too. I have some that have been in service for a long time.

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By the way....This ad says that the offer expires at 1:30pm 6/17/2013, but it was still live as of 10:00pm EST......Just on it quick; it could go away anytime...

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@tradergeorge: Well, I must certainly bow to $100 per MB.

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In for one. Great price, and I will be popping it out of the case too. Too many people complain of the usb/heat issues with these. Besides, I need an internal drive, & $70 shipped is a great price for 2TB's!

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I've have the 1TB version of this drive for almost 2 years and it's been great! I can do a Time Machine backup in roughly 2.5 hours and it still mounts quickly and allows easy access to all my music and movies.

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@b8matt

I'm not sure I totally agree with that. USB 2,0 external drive should be perfectly fine plugged into a WHS to source out music and such. Not sure I'd want to store all my HD movies on there to stream from, but my 2.0 external drive streams out music to my network with no issues.

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Purchased this yesterday without knowing it was posted on Woot HA. I love WD drives, not to say that they are better or worse then Seagate... but WD customer support is fantastic. I've had to replace two drives (out of 6 WD drives) one came with the laptop and one I bought from newegg. Both drives they replaced no questions asked under warranty. When I tried to replace a Seagate drive from my other laptop... Seagate refused to do it because I didn't purchase the drive directly from them. So needless to say I'm a WD man.

Their desktop externals usually have WD Green 5400 RPM drives. (most likely Sata II). I plan on taking it out of the enclosure and putting it right in my desktop (like I did for the 2x 1TB WD drives I bought two years ago....)

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I own one of these (it was a WD 1 tb elements). Bad experience. It worked fine for almost a year and then one day it just stopped. Now it's just a paper weight. It seems like many had this problem. People who had one told me not to get it but I ignored them because it was my first external HDD and it was inexpensive. I wish I listened. Buyer beware. Great price but crappy product.

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Dang, dead. Just came back to grab one of these because my WDC Green 2TB internal I bought in December just started clicking and failing all its read tests.

Oh well, guess I'll advance RMA it - WDC is going to hold my cc for 140 bucks to advance ship the drive, but I need the new one to save whatever data I can...

I've had drives fail from every major manufacturer over the decades I've built PCs, it can happen at any time.