dealswestern digital elements se 1tb usb 3.0 portable…

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Mine arrived this afternoon. It is quite the small unit. Great for tagging along with a netbook or notebook. Also, it DOES come with a USB 3.0 Cable that is also 2.0 compatible. If yiou have not seen this drive up close, I think you will be surprised how small it is.It literally is not much bigger then a bare 2.5 in drive. My Windows 7 machine with USB 2.0 found it fast and it was iimmeditely ready to go. Put about 40 GB's of movies on it, very fast transfer.

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@danield528: Nice. :-)

Also, I finally applied for their credit card, got an instant $50 credit, and just paid $30 for it. Yep, that was a good deal.

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I have that service from UPS that alerts me when I have delivery coming. Just got delivery alert, I will have the drive delivered by 5pm tomorrow (09/19).Ordered it this morning (09/18) Thats incredible. Im liking this NEWEGG shipping dept.

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@dmaz: pay attention to 2.5 inch based portable drives versus 3.5 inch drives that require an additional power source. If portability doesn't matter for you, this drive isn't worth getting. If you want something that you can use while traveling, the the 2.5 inch drives might be worth the additional cost.

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@danield528: Ha !Somebody must have reported the low price to Amazon, it was 99.99 when I had seen this deal on Woot.

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Well, I was in for one, until newegg required me to link a credit card to paypal even though I have more than enough balance to cover my purchase.

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@singnage - I've bought dozens of external hard drives for work and a couple for personal use and never had one come without a cable. I would bet that even though it's not pictured it does come with a cable. Also if you search the same model number on Amazon, that one says it includes a cable.

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Arrr, great for keepin' me torrents...

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What about the cable? Do we have to buy it separately?I never had to with these portable hard drives but I do not see it in the picture. Can someone please clarify?

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UPDATE: I will say this about NEWEGG, I have already got my UPS Tracking number and a confirmation Email stating that it will ship today. Now that I like, ALLOT. Could be a new toy for the weekend. In case that new IPhone 5 doesnt make it and I am not counting on that, Pre-Order or not!!

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I would like to add that it was nice to see a bunch oif fellow Wooters have a discussion and not act like a bunch of brats in the High School Cafeteria. Well done Gentlemen (and Ladies just in case).

Now back to my Cursery lesson. How to "curser" when the temperature is below 53 degrees F.

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@wyreless: Cursery: Is that a course you take in Pirate School?

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@citizenzac: Believe it guy! I keep all my anime on it :)

The stuff that @birniei had slipped my mind, and it is a reasonable factor. Just because I hadn't been in the market for portable hard drives since then, meant that I was unaware of how expensive they had become. This is a good point.

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@dmaz: Keep in mind that in Q4 of last year there was widespread monsoonal flooding in Thailand that affected a large number of hard drive and related component manufacturers there. The subsequent shortage lasted well into Q2 of 2012 and, based on what I've seen, market prices are still somewhat inflated vs. where they were a year or more ago. So, while you may have spent $90 twenty-odd months ago, that doesn't automatically mean that this particular item today is a bad deal in the current market.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/07/business/global/07iht-floods07.html
http://www.theverge.com/2012/2/1/2763289/seagate-hard-drive-shortage-thailand-flood

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@dmaz: I don't believe you bought a portable 1TB USB 3.0 in June of 2010 for $90.

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Wow! I misspelled cursory and you can't go back and edit your post a second time. The Horror !!!

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@dmaz: Then for the fun of it, find us a comparable that does meets your cost expectation. I would love to see it, I can always use another one!

NOTE: After a cursery exam, doing some Googling, checking out Amazon, Best Buy, Staples and just clicking around, as far as I can see $80 for a 1 TB Western Digital Portable Hard Drive w/ USB 3.0 sure looks OK to me. I mean it is all relevant. Yes $60-$70 would be great. But you need to also prioritize what your time is worth and your needs. I need a drive now. And for me to spend 1/2 day "Power Shopping" to save $10 or $15 just is not worth it. I spent $80 from a well known vendor, I have a name brand External Drive on the way to me (Not a Bare Bones OEM drive) with free 3 day shipping. Yep, I got a deal as far as I am concerned.(Keep that free shipping in the equation also)

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@dickfickling: That's still not very impressive...I bought the comparable, Western Digital model 27 months ago at Best Buy (still USB 3.0, 1TB and exactly the same as this) for $90. I'm still not convinced that this is a good deal at all, and I doubt that people are actually buying it in the numbers that they are upvoting it :/

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Just added a deal for a 3TB Toshiba external, $149.99 on Newegg. Check it.

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In for 1. Thanks to OP. Dont know how great deal is, but it felt right !!! My old WD 1TB My Book blew up so I needed something.

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I was tempted to buy this, but the warranty is only one year. (The 3-yr warranty listed on Newegg is wrong, based on what I found on Amazon and WD's site.)

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$80? ....I don't really see this as being that great of a deal. 3TB drives are getting close to hitting $100, with 2TB dropping as well.
Why in the world would you pay that much for 1TB?

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In for 1. Thanks for the post!

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Not quite $50 yet. C'mon, $50 for a TB!