WD MyPassport Ultra Portable Hard Drives
Price: $40.99 - 66.99
Shipping Options:: $5 Standard
Shipping Estimates: Ships in 3-5 business days. (Friday, Apr 29 to Wednesday, May 04) + transit
Condition: Factory Reconditioned
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The 2TB version is excellent for making a complete backup image of your computer hard drive. Especially since, with SSD drives, data recovery is much harder (if not impossible).
Unless, of course, you’ve got more than 2TB of storage in your computer.
I’ve got 4.75TB spread across 4 drives. Now, to do the important stuff, yeah, 2TB would more than cover that.
Most backup programs have a compression option to store compressible data at a lower amount of space then it originally used so you MIGHT be able to store more then 2tb of stuff depending on what most of it is.
Used to do it with tape drives back in the day before everyone had cheap huge drives and you could put a lot more data then the size of the tape you were using, they were just slow and you couldn’t run anything directly from the backup tape.
If you do a 1 to 1 backup then yes whatever size it is it stays and you could run the stuff from the drive, compress it to save space you’ll have to restore the data somewhere to run or use it directly again.
Don’t know what the differences are between WD My Passport and WD Elements, but the latter is only $3 more brand new over at Woot Deals right now for 2GB with a year warranty instead of 6 months.
Differences found: http://www.wdc.com/en/products/external/portable/Default.aspx
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I’ve had a 1TB as a backup drive for work for over 2 years now and it’s been pretty reliable. Haven’t had any issues, even carrying it around in my laptop bag almost the whole time. Mostly just copying stuff over but I’ve also done some bigger transfers (300-500GB) to move stuff between machines or other drives. Seems like a pretty good deal to me assuming their factory reconditioning is decent.
Just what I needed to expand the anemic storage of my kid’s XBONE
Can confirm the 1TB drive works on the XBox 1.
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I am interested in these HD’s. But…
I use a Mac laptop I bought in November 2007, running os Snow Leopard…
I am on a very limited budget…
Will this unit work with my Mac? What would I need to do to set it up to backup my Mac’s HD?
How does the cloud backup work? Do I need to pay for a drop box account - as I know it’s $99 for 1tb of space for a personal account… or does purchasing the drive provide me with 1 or 2 tb of space at no additional cost to me?
A mac is just another computer. When you attach it to the mac itll ask to format it for OSX. Done. I didnt know people were still concerned with USB accessories needing to be Mac/Win only.
Compatibility with Windows 10? Now that I’ve converted my home and work computers, can one of these accept data from my PC and laptop running Win10? Thanks
I’ve never had any issues with compatibility.
I asked due to this Features entry at the bottom:
•Formatted NTFS + Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP operating systems”
How technical do you have to be to know a drive works?