WD My Passport Ultra 2TB External HD

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WD My Passport Ultra 2TB External HD
Price: $69.99
Shipping Options:: $5 Standard
Shipping Estimates: Ships in 3-5 Business Days. (Wednesday, Mar 16 to Monday, Mar 21) + transit
Condition: Factory Reconditioned

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I have a 1 TB model and I never had a problem. It seems well made and I especially like the connector to the drive which is more rugged than a mini USB.

WD has them new for same price and free shipping

No they don’t - they have the 1 TB for the same price in the metal drives. The 2 TB is $99.99

The regular - non-metal ultra is $89.99 for 2 TB

Same price, but new here:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/WD-Elements-2TB-USB-3-0-Portable-Hard-Drive-USB-Powered-WDBU6Y0020BBK-NESN/391397803681?rmvSB=true

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Model number please.

Photos do not match the current generation, so this must be an older reconditioned model? Meh.

As others above have said, that price seems high for a refurb. A hard drive has sensitive moving parts and you can have no idea how it was treated/abused.

Unless you’re only using it to move data from one location to another, I’d never touch a refurb portable drive. Many (most?) folks use them to back up their precious data. Save nothing to $10-20 when it is your data? No way.

Patience finds similar deals on new drives, shipped free.

Gotta pay attention that you’re getting a USB 3.0 connected drive though.

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Is this Macintosh compatible?

Yes.

These drives are great if you have a USB data port that works with your stereo in your car, too. You can have your whole library - and then some - mobile.

I ordered the 2Tb drive form woot a couple of weeks ago the last time it was on sale. It was packaged in a padded envelope and a little bit of bubble wrap.

I was worried about the condition of the drive given it’s poor packaging. Sure enough, when I tried to test the drive, the USB 3.0 cable that came with it could not be plugged into it. At all.

I contacted woot and they told me that the hard drive was still under warranty, and they could do no more for me than offer a $7 refund if I decided to keep it.

I spent almost $20 to ship the drive back to Western Digital for a warranty replacement and I am still waiting for the results with that.

I am extremely dissatisfied with woot’s customer care and shipping process for these drives. So, fellow wooters: buyer beware. :frowning:

@meretrice,

No matter how no-frills a seller is, there is no excuse for not accepting a pre-paid return/exchange for a product received in defective condition.

There are plenty of competitive alternative sources that do not share this customer service defect.

That 6 hours after your post there is no response hints this treatment is normal.

Sympathies.