WD 2TB Elements Portable External Hard Drive, USB 3.0, Compatible with PC, Mac, PS4 & Xbox - WDBU6Y0020BBK-WESN
- USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 Compatibility
- Fast data transfers
- Improve PC Performance
- High Capacity; Compatibility Formatted NTFS for Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 7; Reformatting may be required for other operating systems; Compatibility may vary depending on user’s hardware configuration and operating system
- 2 year manufacturer's limited warranty
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4 points • Hotdude4u
sry for the late response. was napping. WD 2TB Elements Portable External Hard Drive - USB 3.0 - WDBU6Y0020BBK https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06W55K9N6/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_gJGQEbCQ4FZQ9
3 points • Omegawolf2150
WD 2TB Elements Portable External Hard Drive - USB 3.0 - WDBU6Y0020BBK https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06W55K9N6/ref=cm_sw_r_other_apa_i_Xz8gEb5X930J3. I am currently using this on both xbox one x and ps4 pro...no problems at all.
3 points • Robalobby
Plus you can cop a pretty good one for ~$60 here’s what I got
3 points • ibanezrocker724
I’ve got a 2tb western digital usb3.0 drive in a protective case I fly all over the world with. Been an absolute trooper.
WD 2TB WD Elements Portable External Hard Drive, USB 3.0 - WDBU6Y0020BBK-WESN https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06W55K9N6/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_r5bsFb47CJ6TE
1 points • P226SAO
WD 2TB Elements Portable External... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06W55K9N6?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
1 points • trythiskidsathome
I got the 2 TB over a year ago. Works fine.
1 points • andysaurus_rex
Hard to go wrong with western digital
1 points • legos45
This one from Western Digital is better in my opinion. It has more storage and it is faster.
1 points • justjoeindenver
I've had nothing but problems with the Seagate drives. I've been using this for the last couple months with no issues. There's a great sale on these right now, you can pick up 2TB for $65, if you can swing the extra $15, you'll be a lot happier. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06W55K9N6/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_apa_i_1bXXEbP0YKGDE
1 points • ACS1029
WD 2TB Elements Portable External Hard Drive - USB 3.0 - WDBU6Y0020BBK https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06W55K9N6/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_76bkFbC0H5Y70
Was listed as 130 normally when I bought it, now it’s 60. Works great
1 points • wallpaper000
If a ssd is too expensive for your budget a 3.0usb external hard drive would do just fine. https://www.amazon.com/Western-Digital-Elements-Portable-External/dp/B06W55K9N6
1 points • fsmiss
Any USB external should work for you. Try this.
1 points • i0nzeu5
I use an old 1TB western digital external hdd. I keep all my wii & gc games on it.
1 points • SparklyNippleMan
1 points • Fairlight2cx
You can get a 2TB external for $60.
And yes, I'd back up your projects to an external drive, and also to the cloud, if you have OneDrive, Google Drive, or DropBox, and have the space available. People should be doing this anyway. Two is one, and one is none. You don't want to lose projects needlessly.
If there is something, God forbid, that doesn't work properly about a project in 10.5 which worked in 9.5, then you might need to be able to at least hand it to someone who has 9.5, so they can help you out. If you don't keep a backup of the original 9.5 version of a project, then you're locked to 10.5, and whatever is b0rk3d, stays b0rk3d.
For the record, I've never had anything of the sort happen between 9.0 and 10.5, and I've used every upgrade between. I'm just very cautious, being an IT professional, and all. Backups are something I do before making serious changes. It's the condom/gun principle: you'd rather have it and not need it, than need it and not have it.
1 points • Kepeb
If you want 1-2TB, just grab one of these: -
2TB for $60. It's 2.5", so you only need to plug it into the console with a USB cable, not into its own power supply. It has a 2 year warranty.
1 points • mctugmutton
WD HDD. This type has worked flawlessly for years now.
1 points • Fungi52
Ah I understand, here's the link to the one I got.
1 points • FReeDuMB_or_DEATH
Pay 4 more dollars and get a better brand https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06W55K9N6/ref=cm_sw_r_other_apa_i_KAKIEbMNZ38B5
Damn it I just saw you already bought it
1 points • MikeyMac30
WD 2TB Elements Portable External Hard Drive - USB 3.0 - WDBU6Y0020BBK https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06W55K9N6/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_OLNmEbGVDN4A6 this is the 2TB version
1 points • Wnir
I have a 2 TB one from WD that I currently use to store them now. I haven't bought a ton of external storage before, but this works great for me
1 points • ohhwerd
been using one of these myself - https://www.amazon.com/Western-Digital-Elements-Portable-External/dp/B06W55K9N6/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=2tb+external+drive&qid=1585589669&sr=8-3
1 points • greenyquinn
>allow me to clip at a higher quality
I have no idea what this means.
500-1tb is just a waste moneywise
1 points • TehLoneWanderer101
Con$ole gaming $hill$, is this a good external drive for PS4?
1 points • kdecrumpe
1 points • lathland2
here I would recommend this one
1 points • Anonymoooooooous
https://www.amazon.com/Western-Digital-Elements-Portable-External/dp/B06W55K9N6?ref_=Oct_mh_s9_apbd_otopr_b2UnY&pf_rd_r=TG2WK4HEEA31MBN2RXZ3&pf_rd_p=4068cffa-285a-551f-a3ec-37b2b05ad6b5&pf_rd_s=mobile-hybrid-11&pf_rd_t=BROWSE_ANYWHERE&pf_rd_i=595048 does this look good?
1 points • Sincere_420
I have this
WD 2TB Elements Portable External Hard Drive - USB 3.0 - WDBU6Y0020BBK https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06W55K9N6/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_9xpyEb9F52B7X
Not sure how you use an SSD though.
1 points • AnAncientMonk
2 points • ConcertoConta
If you are set on upgrading to 16GB RAM and 512 GB SSD (which is plenty), then you might want to consider going for the $1799 model as those are the base specs, at it comes with the 10th i5. The $1799 model also has DDR4 ram, which is a bit faster than the DDR3 ram in the cheaper models. If you spec the base MBP to 512 SSD and 16GB DDR3 ram, you're at $1699, whereas the $1799 model comes with 512 SSD, i5 10th gen, and 16GB DDR4 ram.
And PLEASE use the education discount. It's a $100 off MacBooks and discounts the price of upgrading certain components (like RAM) by $20+. They also give you free AirPods at the moment with the purchase of any MacBook.
Edit: They also bundle all the professional apps (logic, final cut...) into one $200 purchase. Normally, they are $200 each app!! This is an amazing deal if you're into that sort of thing.
512 GB is more than enough for the fast majority of users. The only reason to purcahse 1TB for a portable laptop is to handle a lot of data, most commonly in the form of large video and media files. Otherwise, a pretty handsome collection of applications will take no more than 120-150 GB max, leaving you with more than enough residual space. However, make sure to keep in mind that you don't want to be maxing out your storage; approaching the upper limit of your SSD will slow down the computer and limit nice features of macOS like memory swapping. So no matter what, having an external hard drive is a must, meaning anything past 512 GB for someone in your position is not necessary. And yes, external drives are good enough now adays. Buy an SSD (or hard drive), like from Western Digital or another reputable company.
You definitely want 16GB of ram, don't let anyone tell you otherwise (this is based on your description). If you want this computer to be just as fast 5-7 years later as it was when you opened the box, invest in more RAM. Running multiple programs at once (which everyone does), let alone compiling code, running intensive editors, or doing any type of modeling whatsoever, is going to want and need 16GB ram to run butter smooth.
The base 8th gen i-5 processor is fantastic. If you use youtube as a research tool, be careful who you listen to on this issue. YouTubers like Dave Lee have it right; the performance difference between 8th and 10th gen i-5 processors are extremely marginal. In fact, they are indistinguishable in performance for the vast majority of tasks. The spec bump between the two generations simply does not translate to a practical real-world benefit for a $100+ price difference. However, as I mentioned in the TL;DR version, it is a practical purchase if you plan on upgrading the ram and ssd anyways. The purchase version in which it's not worth it is if you don't want to upgrade any one of the two; keeping 256 gb ssd and 16gb ram or 8gb ram and 512gb ssd will make upgrading to an i5 10th gen a $300 difference. Of course, if this is in budget, then by all means...but if that was $300 you didn't want to spend, then the base model (256GB SSD (still very good if you have an external hard drive) with 16gb ram) is a beautiful budget computer.
2 points • xEtownBeatdown
Curious if it was this one? https://www.amazon.com/Western-Digital-Elements-Portable-External/dp/B06W55K9N6/ref=sr_1_3?crid=1OD87GLBOL1PI&dchild=1&keywords=western+digital+external+hard+drive+2TB&qid=1592269245&sprefix=Wester%2Caps%2C141&sr=8-3 Tempted to jump on it given the markdown.
1 points • FightinTexasAggie21
For context, I'm not super tech-savvy, I just want to be able to play Steam and Blizzard games on my laptop. All I know is that it's a Lenovo P50 with Windows 10 64 bit, 8 GB RAM, and Intel Core i7-6700 processor. I bought an external hard drive because I was running out of space on my laptop, but none of the games work anymore now that I moved them to the external hard drive. I'm returning the external hard drive and thinking about buying a Seagate FireCuda Gaming 2TB SSHD.
If anyone could answer some or all of these questions, I would greatly appreciate it!
- Is my laptop compatible with the Seagate SSHD?
- Will the SSHD allow me to play FPS without lag?
- Would someone like me (working knowledge of computers, but not exactly proficient) be able to replace the hard drive on my laptop, or would I have to find someone else to do it?
- If all of this works out and I move my games from the external hard drive onto the new SSHD, will I have to redownload them and/or will I lose all my save files?
1 points • PretendAccounter
Look at some of the images on this product page: https://www.amazon.com/Western-Digital-Elements-Portable-External/dp/B06W55K9N6/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=external+hdd&qid=1588646850&sr=8-3
Then look at the 4th image for this, it also needs 12v power: https://www.amazon.com/Elements-Desktop-Hard-Drive-WDBWLG0080HBK-NESN/dp/B07D5V2ZXD/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=easystore&qid=1588646891&sr=8-1
It's mostly the larger externals that need power, some 3TB might demand it.
1 points • Eyrmia
I have a few questions, actually.
- I was looking at the GPU and apparently that version, the Evoke OC, has issues with overheating. However, the Gaming X version seems to have better reviews. It has a core clock of 1730MHz as opposed to the other version's 1690MHz. Would the build still work with the Gaming X version instead? The Gaming X is 43 mm longer than the Evoke OC and the external power is 2 PCIe 8-pin instead of 1 PCIe 8-pin + 1 PCIe 6-pin. Link
- I remembered that I have a Western Digital portable 2TB hard drive that I currently use with my PS4. If I erase and reformat it, could I use it as extra storage instead of the Seagate Barracuda 2TB that you recommended? Link
- I noticed that there's an option to get the SSD with a heatsink. Should I do so, or do you think the airflow of the case and the extra fans will be fine?
EDIT: I looked at the case specs and I think the video card dimensions should be fine (the case says the max video card length is 355 mm and the Gaming X length is 297 mm). I don't know much about the external power though.
1 points • AppleGUY2812
2 points • triceraptawr
Is it a bad idea to keep a portable external hard drive plugged in for a long?
Hello fellow hoarders.
TL;DR How long can portable hard disks be expected to last if plugged in and used 24x7 ?
I found a few threads that talk about this but none of those covered what I was looking for. Essentially, I typically use portable external hard disks such as WD Elements or Seagate Backup. Essentially, what I am trying to figure out is whether it's a bad idea for me to keep it plugged in or in constant use for too long.
For context, my primary laptop has a small SSD that just isn't enough and I essentially keep this plugged in all day (not every day though), even running a VM from the hard disk. My understanding is that "heating is bad", but not sure how much heat is bad. It does feel warm to the touch after I use for a while but not sure what that means. Is there a threshold for "this drive is too hot now"? Are there general ideas on how long these can typically be expected to last if powered in and used (say running a VM or syncing files to dropbox) 24x7 ?
Is a portable hard disk just a bad idea for this? Should I be using a powered external hard disk like WD Desktop at the cost of convenience?
Note: I am not super concerned about data loss since I try to back things up to other places regularly. Purely interested in the cheapest way for me to get a "fast enough" hard disk attached for my laptop that's useful for VMs/moderate gaming.
2 points • PLZcomputerNO
There are multiple solutions to upgrading the storage on the MacBook Air 2012:
- Directly upgrade the internal SSD Guide (Not Recommended as you also need to clone the original one)
- Purchase an external hard drive (This solution is good for raw storage amount but not good for speed. You can get quite a bit of extra storage with this route but you may notice slowness when working with the photos/video)
- Purchase an external SSD (This solution is good for speed but not as great for the raw storage amount)
I have provided US Amazon links to some decent products. It really depends on how much you're willing to spend. The SSD is a lot faster and reliable as SSD's do not have a spinning platter as hard drives do but do cost quite a bit more. Hard drives can give you very good amounts of storage on the cheap and is the option I would look at for now.
If you children continue to show interesest in photography/videography, then I would eventually invest in an SSD for their current projects and using the HDD as an archival drive for completed projects.
I would not go for flash drives or cloud storage as flash drives are quite slow and expensive for what they provide (their only advantage is size) and cloud storage, while it can be quite secure, is a reoccurring monthly cost.
1 points • Gyrosmoothie
WD 2TB Elements Portable External Hard Drive - USB 3.0 - WDBU6Y0020BBK https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06W55K9N6/ref=cm_sw_r_other_apa_i_hkJnEbEJ4GCSM
This is a good one. Cheap.
Here's a guide for installing an SSD. It's not too terribly complicated just a pain but it's very worth it for gaming.
1 points • EnemyEX
1 points • gummibear049
I prefer Western Digital.
But most brands should be fine.
1 points • Tin_Cascade
The branded ones are $10 more expensive than the non branded ones for identical hardware.
I use this 2TB from WD: https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B06W55K9N6/
1 points • Remo_253
>where should I save the data on it?
Where and how you backup your data depends on how much data you have. If it's some word docs, spreadsheets, pdfs, etc. they will probably all fit on a USB thumb drive. If you have a thousand pictures, music files, videos, etc. then you're going to need something larger.
Here's my suggestion, an external hard drive. One with 2 TB of space will cost you $60-80. Here's one I'd recommend, a Western Digital Elements 2TB drive. For $60 you get more space than you'll probably ever need. Better too much than not enough though.
You just plug it into a USB and it'll show up with it's own drive letter.
Next you want a piece of software that's going to keep the copy of your files on that drive current. If you just rely on doing it manually the Fates will make sure the PC fails just before you backup the last weeks work files.
I'm a belt and suspenders guy, I like having a backup to the backup. For that look at some of the cloud options. There's Dropbox, Google Drive, Microsoft's One Drive. There are also a number of dedicated services, BackBlaze, Carbonite, etc. Different prices and pluses and minuses for each. Here's a review of some of the different ones: Online Backup Services
1 points • KeepingItSFW
After reading Tablo's article I backed away from a flash drive and went with a usb hard drive for mine. https://www.tablotv.com/blog/tablo-usb-hard-drive-specifications-suggestions/
I know it's a different OTA DVR, but the same principles still apply. I grabbed this and haven't had an issue so far after a month or so of use. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06W55K9N6/
1 points • tellyeggs
I would use an external HDD. A Western Digital 2TB usb-c can be had for $59: Western Digital 2 TB HDD- Amazon
I would offload the libraries to the external, as well as the projects. On completed projects, I would delete at least the edits, as they can take up massive amounts of room. I'm going to be experimenting on saving whole projects on an external, as I'm running out of room myself. It probably would be better to save projects on a different HDD. If you lose the HDD with the libraries only, that's easily recoverable.
I found some tutorials on installing/moving things: Installing KOMPLETE Libraries on an External Hard Drive (Mac) NATIVE INSTRUMENTS | MOVE AND RELINK SAMPLE LIBRARIES- PC
I think this is worth reading: Backup schemes for projects