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DJI Osmo Mobile 2 $148.20 Delivered
Good deal. I grabbed a yellow one from the Amazon sale for $9 more than this.
yep same here :) orange ! just got it this morning too
How about https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/418839 - WD 4TB Elements Portable USB 3.0 $125.99 Delivered @ Amazon AU or https://www.amazon.com.au/Seagate-Expansion-Portable-Drive-S... (Seagate Expansion Portable Drive, 4TB, Black (STEA4000400 - $124.99 & FREE Delivery) ?
Price matched STEA4000400 at Officeworks - $118.74
Save a further $15 with amex offer.
Note these WDS have built in encryption that you cant disable. If the enclosure dies, you will lose all your data on the HDD.
I ignored this issue at my peril a couple of years back.
The usb connection broke as it was dodgy, I had to pay someone $100 to solder it back on (each pin) to get my data off the HDD and then threw the device out.
Stick to seagate IMO anyone reading this comment.
Next time if same thing happen again I can solder the usb back for $15
I can do for $14.50
@shtgnjns: I can do it for $9.99
I can do it for a coffee
@sureyoucan: Any more bidders or should we lock it at for a coffee?
I think the real concern here is that you're relying on a single hard drive as a means of storing irretrievable data.
Yes the issue was I'd migrated data from my dieing laptop and hadn't put it anywhere else
dang - already bought one last week!
@jmu93 - Is this a WD issue or just for this particular posted WD 4TB model?
WD portable hard drives. Just learn from me and back stuff up haha!
@jmu93: that's the conundrum i'm in
what simple but cost effective backup method to use.
Think I'll post a separate thread for this in the forum if I can figure out how to do it
use a cloud service?
buy multiple drives?
buy a NAS drive?
@LifeLearner: Would be brilliant if there is something that syncs what's on a portable hdd with a cloud service when online.
Feel free to chime in OzB!
@jmu93: Here's the forum post folks
How Do You Backup Your Stuff?
@jmu93: I haven't had an issue with mine, going strong for a good 4 years at least. I also move it back and forth to my PC to add/delete movies,series etc.
is this deal better?
Not sure what price that Amazon link had originally but it's definitely more expensive than the Newegg one now
my link was for the replies to that comment.
@onhunt: Replies there are absolutely pointless though. WD, Seagate & Toshiba all make good drives and there are occasionally did batches from any manufacturer but odds of getting a dud drive are very low from any of the top 3 brands.
Seagate & Toshiba are way better than WD for portable HDDs as they do not solder USB connectors onto the hard drive you can take apart the enclosure and remove bare drive to connect to other devices.
They also do not encrypt the data on the drive so if something goes wrong with controller chip you can easily plug into another enclosure to keep using.
I would avoid any portable WD unless it's ridiculously cheap and you just use it for files you don't care about.
@Agret: I have had two seagates went from brand new to bin in 4 months. I now have a WD for over a year now.
@onhunt: Anecdotally I have 10 portable drives with 5 Seagate's, 3 Toshiba and 2 WDs and none have failed on me. Inside my PC I have 3 Seagate drives and 2 WDs and they are all over 3yrs old.
I had a few years ago the bad Seagate 3tb drive model which I replaced because it was making some odd noise and slowing down a lot but otherwise no issues with any brand.
Over the years I have had 3 wd and 2 Seagate drives in my PC die but I don't blame the brands they were just old drives.
What's the failure rate like on these?
For those of you interested and with a Xbox One,
4TB Seagate Game Drive for Xbox One $121.41 shipped after code & GST.
Also description says that 2 months Xbox Game Pass is included.
Not sure how much game pass is normally per month
Afaik 10.95 per month.
Where is the gamepass included? That might tip the balance, plus it the Xbox One says "standard return policy" as opposed to "international return policy".
I don't fancy shipping it to the US should anything happen.
Tried to buy the switch controller but it’s saying I need to pay $20 shipping making the deal over $90?
Anyone able to get free shipping on the switch controller?
Just noticed that, I have removed it sorry
I have had only 3 hard drive failures in my life and guess what, all of them have been WD Blues (HDD contained in these external drives). Both 4TB My Passport drives, I had bought last year, went down in under a week. Look up "WD slow responding bug" and one will notice that the problem is fairly common across all WD drives whereby the firmware on the board corrupts itself, rendering the drive utterly useless. WD continues to use proprietary USB circuit with their drives and provide no SATA access, which makes the entire recovery process tedious and expensive as one has to either solder a sata connector onto the board or find an equivalent sata board, in addition to access to a specialist data recovery software PC 3000. Simply substituting the board from another my passport won't do the trick. I will not take this garbage even if it is offered for free. One more thing, WD still encrypts the data in drive even when the encryption is turned off.
Is the how does this compare to the WD elements 4TB? Which is $3.30 cheaper also on Newegg.
I believe the My Passport series is superior to the Elements series.
SSD better right?
Potentially expired? Tried to checkout a 4TB HDD.
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