Backward compatibility Stories October 23, 2014

 

 

WD My Passport Essential BoxAdorama’s Ebay store is offering the Western Digital 1.5TB portable USB 3.0 external hard drive (Model WDBY8L0015BBK-NESN) for $64.99 with free shipping . That’s a total savings of $55 off retail and $20 below the next lowest price available from B&H. Some retailers even charge up to $145.

This drive gets great reviews. Over 6,700 Amazon (where it is over $100) reviewers rate it an impressive 4.5 stars. A perfect option for full-system Time Machine backups or a place to offload some of your larger media files. Don’t worry if you have an older Mac/ PC, the WD Passport is backwards compatible with USB 2.0.

Note, this drive is Bus compatible so it doesn’t need a separate power cord.

We have some other larger desktop USB hard drives on sale as well today.

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Backward compatibility Stories April 21, 2014

WD Elements 1TB Portable Drive: $60 shipped (Reg. $80)

Update: The Seagate Expansion 3TB USB 3.0 Desktop External Hard Drive is now over.

Ebay is also selling the WD Elements 1TB Portable Drive for only $59.99 shipped. That’s $10 off the regular price and $10 less than Amazon’s current listing. It features ultra-fast USB 3.0 data transfers with WD quality and reliability.

Backward compatibility Stories March 26, 2014

expiredSeagate Backup Plus Slim 2TB USB 3.0 Portable External Hard Drive: $85 shipped (Reg. $150)

Update (3/27 10:00am): The 2TB Seagate HDD is now sold out, but you can pick up a 1.5TB Toshiba Canvio for $65 shipped.

Ebay via Newegg is offering the Seagate Backup Plus Slim 2TB USB 3.0 Portable External Hard Drive for $85 shipped. That’s $95 under the regular price, $23 better than Amazon’s current listing, and the lowest we’ve seen this drive go for. It features a metal design, backwards compatibility and works with both Mac and PC right out of the box.

It also happens to be Wirecutter’s favorite portable hard drive:

The 2TB Seagate Backup Plus Slim is the best portable hard drive for most people because it’s reliable and sturdily built. It’s also more compact, lighter, and faster than our previous recommendation, the WD My Passport Ultra.

Seagate Backup Plus Slim 2TB USB 3.0 Portable drive (STDR2000100) has received a 4.4/5 star rating among nearly 300 Amazon customers. Be sure to check out the rest of today’s hard drive deals.

Backward compatibility Stories March 13, 2014

expiredSeagate 2TB Backup Plus Slim USB 3.0 portable drive (black): $108 shipped (Reg. $150)

Amazon has now dropped the price on the black, 2TB Seagate Backup Plus Slim USB 3.0 portable hard drive to $108 shipped. That’s $42 better than the average selling price, $12 under the next best price, and the lowest we’ve seen this drive go for. Amazon is currently offering the red, blue and silver models at their individual all-time lows of $120 shipped right now as well. The Backup Plus Slim features a metal design with backwards compatibility (USB 2.0) and works with both Mac and PC.

This model (STDR2000100) has received a 4.4/5 star rating on Amazon.

Seagate 2TB Backup Plus Slim USB 3.0 portable drive (black): $108 shipped (Reg. $150)

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