expired WD 2TB My Passport Portable Hard Drive - USB3.0 - WDBS4B0020BRD-WESN $89.25 Delivered @ Amazon AU

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Up to 15% off selected drives today. Don't want to spend more than $100 for a drive but still want a small USB drive with heaps of storage and a reliable drive with a long warranty?

Resolve all these contradictions with this WD MY Passport white drive. Note that it's white, not red as in their title.

If it doesn't go with your decor, you can choose to pay more for a different colour, but remember, colour is only skin deep. It's what inside that counts.

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    • +3 votes

      All drives can fail.

        • +1 vote

          That 4.64% is just 5 drives that failed in a given quarter. Your one drive is also just an anecdote. Seagate's non SMR and WD's drives are all generally going to be fine. You can cherrypick failure stats for Seagate as well out of other reports.

      • +2 votes

        Personally I don't use portables as backups. The only drives I've had issues with are portables. External powered drives are my go to backup.

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          Yes, I keep a powered drive too, but it's just run out of space. I'm trying to put more faith into better quality manufactured 2.5 inch drives and hopefully my backups will live forever, or at least 10 years, until I make a new backup of the old backup. This drive includes a 3 year warranty unlike the cheaper ranges which offer 1-2 years. Remember, size is not everything.

  • +2 votes

    while this is a good deal…this one is better if you live near an MSY store
    3TB WD USB3 for $99 (in Black)
    https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/431679

    • +2 votes

      likewise Officeworks who also have a 3TB for $99
      https://www.officeworks.com.au/shop/officeworks/p/seagate-3t...
      No idea how they all compare though!

      • +1 vote

        Yes i bought one of those Seagate portable 3TB drives the other day and it's pretty good. And if you are thinking of shucking the internal drive, then i know that it has a Seagate Mobile 14mm 2.5" 3TB HDD inside of the enclosure because i did shuck a few of them. It won't fit in a laptop and probably gaming consoles being 14mm thick. If may be good for a desktop computer if you get a 2.5" drive caddy which supports a 14mm drive or even an SSD drive caddy would do.

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          Just to verify @hollykryten's statement; every Seagate portable drive I've owned has been shuckable = able to recover data if the USB3 port is bent out of shape by dropping on the floor! (a la toddler)

          This is NOT the case for the WD's I've owned - the USB3 port is directly integrated on the mainboard so if/when the port dies you have zero chance of recovery.

          Besides, $33 per Tb at Officeworks vs $45 per terabyte here?? This ain't a bargain!

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      Thanks for the reminder, I'll try to match at JB to get rid of all my gift cards!

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    Description is wrong. It's not the White drive. The model number is for the Red colour drive. It's just that the photo incorrectly is of the white drive.

    You've ordered the Red colour drive.

  • +2 votes

    Resolve all these contradictions with this WD MY Passport white drive. Note that it's white, not red as in their title.

    If it doesn't go with your decor, you can choose to pay more for a different colour, but remember, colour is only skin deep. It's what inside that counts.

    White is not inclusive enough a colour. What we need is more diversity.

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      It's the Red drive any how. Look at the model number and you will find that's the Red model. RD at the end of first part of the model number stands for Red. "WD 2TB Red My Passport Portable Hard Drive - USB3.0 - WDBS4B0020BRD-WESN"

      The product picture and colour selection is wrongly showing the White drive.

      So a message to the OP. Don't go by the product picture alone which is just for illustration purposes only and is often wrong, but always go by the model number. In this case the Red colour drive. WDBS4B0020BRD-WESN = Red

      This is a correct link to the White colour drive and notice the completely different model number. WDBYFT0020BWT-WESN = White

      https://www.amazon.com.au/WD-White-Passport-Portable-Drive/d...

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        Yes, I noted that. Some of their colours are mixed up. Click on the orange, and you get the code for the white, Click on red and you get the code for orange. Their photos and descriptions (colour, technical details) seem correct though. The product code in the technical details is also correct. NVM, it'll be a surprise.

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    So basically be warned when buying this. You are buying the Red colour drive going by the product title and model number. Don't be fooled into thinking that it's White. I mean it even says Red in the product title and the model number matches the Red drive. The White colour model drive has a different web address as in this one and also a different model number. https://www.amazon.com.au/WD-White-Passport-Portable-Drive/d...

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      @hollykryten - The Technical Details Item Model Number is WDBS4B0020BWT-WESN, which is white. Buyer reviews also indicate that it is white.

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