Most NSW stores showing limited stock. Purchased 4TB @ Wetherill Park 2164 this arvo, estimated they have 10 units left. G'luck.
Any advantages for this over recent Seagate 4tb at Amazon?
Other than Seagate being $30 leas
Metal casing for better heat dissipation maybe? That was my conclusion with this vs the $30 cheaper WD Passport, had to fight with myself for 5 mins. :p
Got a seagate 5TB on Amazon for $154 with $20 Amex cashback and $14 from shopback making it $120..👍
How good is the HDD?
Not sure, hasn’t arrived yet…I’m just using it to back up photos and videos so don’t need much speed.
Why would one even need such a large portable drive?
GamePass games. Honestly, 4TB isn't enough.
It's cheap and doesn't need a power supply.
I have a 5TB external drive plugged into my NAS for extra storage - and not requiring a power supply is a big benefit.
4 letter word, starts with P.
SMR. Go to the link page below and have a look at the table further down. WD Black 2.5" 2TB is already SMR. There is no CMR 4TB 2.5" HDD as far as I know. Technically, they are all hybrid SMR (with some CMR), but we generally refer to those drives as SMR drives.
Says $189 for me