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Discovering Computers 2010: Living in a Digital World, Complete

Creator: Gary Shelly, Misty Vermaat | Computers - 2009-03-08

Although the transfer rate of external and removable hard disks usually is slower than that of internal hard disks, they do offer many advantages over internal hard disks (fixed disks): • Transport a large number of files • Back up important files or  ...

Publisher: Cengage Learning

About this book
Discovering Computers 2010: Complete, Living in a Digital World provides students with a current and thorough introduction to computers by integrating the use of technology with the printed text. This Shelly Cashman Series text offers a dynamic and engaging solution to successfully teach students the most important computer concepts in today's digital world through exciting new exercises that focus on problem solving and critical thinking, along with online reinforcement tools on the unparalleled Online Companion. Updated for currency, students will learn the latest trends in technology and computer concepts and how these topics are integrated into their daily lives.Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.



108 pages

Learning Microsoft Windows XP

Creator: Cheryl Price, Julia Wix | Microsoft Windows (Computer file) - 2003

Data can be stored on a hard disk (which may be divided into several network drives), floppy disk. CD ROM or tape. ... External An external hard disk drive is connected to a computer via a cable and normally sits on the desk next ...

Publisher: Max Johnson

About this book
Learn how to use a mouse, start a program, access menus, create and save a document. Included in the front of this book is an introduction to computing. File management and changing Windows settings is also included.


Computing Essentials: Making Information Technology Work for You

Creator: Santosh Patnaik | Education - 2015-12-29

These hard disks are able to store and retrieve large quantities of information quickly. They are ... External hard disks provide slower access and are typically connected to a USB or Thunderbolt port on the system unit and are easily removed.

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

About this book
How are you learning about the most important, essential, and current concepts of information technology? Computing Essentials allows you to Make IT Work for You through relevant explorations, ethics and environment sections throughout each chapter. Current examples, references and exercises allow students to be successful in understanding today's role of Computer Information Technology. This definitive approach provides the essentials students need while bringing them a full digital solution through Connect CIT. Connect CIT is an online learning and assessment platform that engages today's students and helps them apply the key concepts they are learning.


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  • Seagate

    Seagate Backup Plus Slim 2TB Portable External Hard Drive USB 3.0, Silver (STDR2000101)

    Personal Computer (Seagate)
    List Price: $79.99

    Works interchangeably on PC and Mac computers-without needing to reformat
    Create easy customized backup plans with included Seagate Dashboard software
    USB powered - no power supply necessary
    Quick file transfer with USB 3.0 connectivity.Dimensions(L x W x H mm)-114,5 x 76 x 20,35 mm
    Compatible with PlayStation 4 (Requires PS4 System Software Update 4.50 or higher)


  • WD

    WD 2TB Elements Portable External Hard Drive - USB 3.0 - WDBU6Y0020BBK-WESN

    Personal Computer (WD)
    List Price: $74.32

    WD quality and reliability
    Adding extra storage for your videos, music, photos, and files
    Easily Reformat Drive for Mac
    2TB Storage Capacity
    Ultra-fast USB 3.0 data transfers. Massive capacity
    USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 compatibility
    Free trial of WD SmartWare Pro auto and cloud backup software
    Formatted NTFS for Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Window 7.
    For Mac compatibility this Hard Drive requires reformatting. Refer to Application Guide for guidance on this
    Up to 5 Gb/s Data Transfer Speed


  • Seagate

    Seagate Expansion 5TB Desktop External Hard Drive USB 3.0 (STEB5000100)

    Personal Computer (Seagate)

    Rating (0 reviews):
    (4.3/5)
    Seagate

    Pleasantly surprised

    First off, i was wary of the number of review stars on this drive since A) it's a seagate which seems to get a bad rap as of late, and B) most of the 5-star reviews are vine voice reviews of free products. Over the last year or so i've come to the conclusion that these elite reviewers would rather keep their free stuff coming than provide honest reviews... but who am I to judge... i'd probably do the same.Rant aside, this drive is fast as hell. I was surprised how quickly it comes out of sleep mode (~ 2 seconds vs the 10-15 it takes my old(er) WD 3.0TB drive). I ran a long SMART check that came back clean and i've copied about a TB of stuff over to it. Zero complaints so far... but as others have said, we'll see how it fares in the long-term. If I needed another 5TB right now, I wouldn't hesitate on buying another one of these.Amazon packing was a little sketchy... the air bags stopped the HD from moving horizontally in the box, but not vertically. Other... 5/5 jeremy - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Seagate Expansion 5TB Desktop External Hard Drive USB 3.0 (STEB5000100) (Personal Computers) First off, i was wary of the number of review stars on this drive since A) it's a seagate which seems to get a bad rap as of late, and B) most of the 5-star reviews are vine voice reviews of free products. Over the last year or so i've come to the conclusion that these elite reviewers would rather keep their free stuff coming than provide honest reviews... but who am I to judge... i'd probably do the same.Rant aside, this drive is fast as hell. I was surprised how quickly it comes out of sleep mode (~ 2 seconds vs the 10-15 it takes my old(er) WD 3.0TB drive). I ran a long SMART check that came back clean and i've copied about a TB of stuff over to it. Zero complaints so far... but as others have said, we'll see how it fares in the long-term. If I needed another 5TB right now, I wouldn't hesitate on buying another one of these.Amazon packing was a little sketchy... the air bags stopped the HD from moving horizontally in the box, but not vertically. Other... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , April 17, 2015

    YES THIS DOES WORK ON THE PS4 for GAMES (Install PS update 4.50)

    I bought this hard drive in February when I read that a soon to be released update for the PS4/PS4 PRO would support external hard drives to install games and applications. Then i waited... well that day is today. PS4 received update, I installed this drive, had PS4 format drive (simply follow the prompts) and there you go. You then have a much needed expansion for your games for the PS4. Yes I had already switched to larger internal hard drive quite some time ago. I installed several games to this hard drive today and there was NO issues. No lag, no slowdown, even when in game movies played... ran great.***** IMPORTANT INFO *****You HAVE to have the PS 4.50 update in order to use this drive. If you do not have the 4.50 update installed on your PS4 then this drive nor any other drive will work to install GAMES. You can still use an external hard drive for photos and music before the 4.50 update. Again you HAVE to have the PS 4.50 update to install games to this... 5/5 DBClutch - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Seagate Expansion 5TB Desktop External Hard Drive USB 3.0 (STEB5000100) (Personal Computers) I bought this hard drive in February when I read that a soon to be released update for the PS4/PS4 PRO would support external hard drives to install games and applications. Then i waited... well that day is today. PS4 received update, I installed this drive, had PS4 format drive (simply follow the prompts) and there you go. You then have a much needed expansion for your games for the PS4. Yes I had already switched to larger internal hard drive quite some time ago. I installed several games to this hard drive today and there was NO issues. No lag, no slowdown, even when in game movies played... ran great.***** IMPORTANT INFO *****You HAVE to have the PS 4.50 update in order to use this drive. If you do not have the 4.50 update installed on your PS4 then this drive nor any other drive will work to install GAMES. You can still use an external hard drive for photos and music before the 4.50 update. Again you HAVE to have the PS 4.50 update to install games to this... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , March 9, 2017

    Quit Working After One Year of Light Use, and warranty is only for a year

    1/5 R. Dotson - See all my reviews, April 6, 2017
    List Price: $119.99
    Price: $116.99
    You Save: $3.00 (3%)
    Fast file transfers with SuperSpeed USB 3.0
    System Requirements : Windows 8, Windows 7 operating system. Compatible with USB 3.0 and USB 2.0
    Drag and drop file saving for Windows, right out of the box
    Easy and simple to use - simply plug in the power adapter and USB cable
    Please note: For Mac compatibility this Hard Drive requires reformatting. Reformatting the drive will erase all content unless it is backed up to another drive. Refer to Application Guide for guidance on this.


  • Western Digital (Direct Import)

    WD 1TB Elements Portable External Hard Drive - USB 3.0 - WDBUZG0010BBK-WESN

    Personal Computer (Western Digital (Direct Import))

    Rating (0 reviews):
    (4.6/5)
    Western Digital (Direct Import)

    PS4 external drive for the win

    5/5 Eric Rose (VT United States) - See all my reviews, March 1, 2017

    Xbox One Backup

    5/5 Sam (San Diego, CA) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) Works prefectly on my Xbox One, the difference between this and the wd passport is that with the passport your paying an additional fee for the wd backup software. In other words, if you are considering a hd for your xbox one, this is the one! Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , November 29, 2014

    "1.8 TB" actual, but expected.

    **XBOX ONE OWNERS**This is a nice, compact drive that is lightweight, and can safely be "stacked" on top of a console or PC with no threat of crushing or leaving indents after long periods of sitting. It can easily become inconspicuous, and even in view it is not much of an eye sore. As a matter of fact, it's black coloring goes just fine - sitting on top of my XBox One(top left - DO NOT PLACE THE DRIVE ON THE TOP RIGHT OF THE CONSOLE WHERE THE VENTILATION IS).XBox One owners who have reached their storage limits would appreciate this. It IS practically "PLUG & PLAY". Practically, because you must not plug the drive usb into the console until you have FIRST powered up your console. I plugged - then powered up the first attempt, and the XBox didn't even sense it. Power up the console(give it time to load your home screen), plug in the HD's usb(I plugged it in the "rear" of the console), go to "Settings", then "Storage"... 5/5 Apparition - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: WD 2TB Elements Portable External Hard Drive - USB 3.0 - WDBU6Y0020BBK-WESN (Personal Computers) **XBOX ONE OWNERS**This is a nice, compact drive that is lightweight, and can safely be "stacked" on top of a console or PC with no threat of crushing or leaving indents after long periods of sitting. It can easily become inconspicuous, and even in view it is not much of an eye sore. As a matter of fact, it's black coloring goes just fine - sitting on top of my XBox One(top left - DO NOT PLACE THE DRIVE ON THE TOP RIGHT OF THE CONSOLE WHERE THE VENTILATION IS).XBox One owners who have reached their storage limits would appreciate this. It IS practically "PLUG & PLAY". Practically, because you must not plug the drive usb into the console until you have FIRST powered up your console. I plugged - then powered up the first attempt, and the XBox didn't even sense it. Power up the console(give it time to load your home screen), plug in the HD's usb(I plugged it in the "rear" of the console), go to "Settings", then "Storage"... Read more, March 3, 2017
    List Price: $54.99
    For Mac compatibility this Hard Drive requires reformatting. Refer to Application Guide for guidance on this
    Free trial of WD SmartWare Pro auto and cloud backup software
    Ultra-fast USB 3.0 data transfers
    Massive capacity


  • Seagate

    Seagate Expansion 2TB Portable External Hard Drive USB 3.0 (STEA2000400)

    Personal Computer (Seagate)

    Rating (0 reviews):
    (4.3/5)
    Seagate

    Working as intended for PS4.

    I bought the 2TB version and it does work with the PS4 (current version 4.50). At first it said it didn't support it but after I restarted my PS4 it worked. Currently works as intended. There's 1.84TB usable after formatting. It took 19 minutes to transfer 3 games (118.3 GB) over from the internal hard drive to this external hard drive. Will update if anything arises.Edit: It had been a little over two months and its still working as intended. To answer a common question:It works out of the box. Literally just plug it into your ps4 go to devices under settings then USB storage devices. It should pop up under there, select it then it will say "Format as extended storage" and select that. The support for external hard drives is absolutely great. If you have a TON of downloadable games then you can simply just have multiple external hard drives and download all you games to them. Then you can just plug in the external hard drive with the game you want and you're... 5/5 Amazon Customer - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Seagate Expansion 2TB Portable External Hard Drive USB 3.0 (STEA2000400) (Personal Computers) I bought the 2TB version and it does work with the PS4 (current version 4.50). At first it said it didn't support it but after I restarted my PS4 it worked. Currently works as intended. There's 1.84TB usable after formatting. It took 19 minutes to transfer 3 games (118.3 GB) over from the internal hard drive to this external hard drive. Will update if anything arises.Edit: It had been a little over two months and its still working as intended. To answer a common question:It works out of the box. Literally just plug it into your ps4 go to devices under settings then USB storage devices. It should pop up under there, select it then it will say "Format as extended storage" and select that. The support for external hard drives is absolutely great. If you have a TON of downloadable games then you can simply just have multiple external hard drives and download all you games to them. Then you can just plug in the external hard drive with the game you want and you're... Read more, March 10, 2017

    Good choice, but there are better alternatives. DETAILED info for Wii U, PS4, XBOX owners!!

    I've often complained about Amazon rating system for tech products and external USB hard drives are great example of the problem. Simply, it's saturated market with lots of viable options, while impact of "picking wrong" is quite profound. You can wake up one day and find out that your data is gone. Reviews here don't help much: you read 1 star review saying "drive arrived dead", then you have 5 star review saying "drive is great". Which one to trust? Especially since I would prefer "dead on arrival" HDD to one that dies after 1 year of working.In my case - now that Nintendo Switch is coming - I wanted to download all digitally purchased games I have for Wii U and store them along with save games on one drive. Testing tech components is a hobby of mine and I've decided to go all in - purchasing 3 external HDD drives so I can test how they work and pick the best one. The drives I've tried out are:WD 1TB Black My Passport Portable... 3/5 Nobody - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Seagate Expansion 1TB Portable External Hard Drive USB 3.0 (STEA1000400) (Personal Computers) I've often complained about Amazon rating system for tech products and external USB hard drives are great example of the problem. Simply, it's saturated market with lots of viable options, while impact of "picking wrong" is quite profound. You can wake up one day and find out that your data is gone. Reviews here don't help much: you read 1 star review saying "drive arrived dead", then you have 5 star review saying "drive is great". Which one to trust? Especially since I would prefer "dead on arrival" HDD to one that dies after 1 year of working.In my case - now that Nintendo Switch is coming - I wanted to download all digitally purchased games I have for Wii U and store them along with save games on one drive. Testing tech components is a hobby of mine and I've decided to go all in - purchasing 3 external HDD drives so I can test how they work and pick the best one. The drives I've tried out are:WD 1TB Black My Passport Portable... Read more, February 21, 2017

    Complete Failure at Seven Months

    1/5 Regina Hart (Industry, PA USA) - See all my reviews, March 3, 2017
    List Price: $73.99
    Easy and simple to use - plug it in and go
    Compatible with USB 3.0 and USB 2.0
    Drag and drop file saving for Windows, right out of the box.
    Powered by USB port
    Fast file transfers with SuperSpeed USB 3.0


  • Toshiba

    Toshiba Canvio Basics 1TB Portable Hard Drive - Black (HDTB310XK3AA)

    Personal Computer (Toshiba)
    List Price: $55.38

    Plug and play operation. Easy to use with no software to install.
    USB 3.0-powered portable add-on storage.
    Compact, smudge-resistant design
    Capacity: 1 TB; Speed: 5400 RPM; Transfer Rate: Up to 5 Gb/s; Average Seek Time: 12ms; Cache Buffer: 8MB
    Accommodates large digital files with spacious storage capacity.


  • Western Digital

    WD 4TB Black USB 3.0 My Passport Portable External Hard Drive (WDBYFT0040BBK-WESN)

    Personal Computer (Western Digital)

    Rating (0 reviews):
    (4.5/5)
    Western Digital

    Sequential Writes/Reads Faster Than 2015 Model, Excellent Drive, New Case Design Not An Improvement

    This model is the latest generation of the many My Passport drives I've owned or purchased for clients. They have proven reliable and good performers. They have incrementally improved with each new generation. This model features a new case design which most notably replaced the rounded corners with sharp 90 degree ones. Otherwise it should have little effect on use.BOTTOM LINE (for the impatient):The new model is a little bit faster than last year's and includes the 4TB model added to the previous generation My Passport Ultra early in 2016. This model (I got the 4TB size) is just noticeably faster than the 2015 model on sequential reads and but especially writes using Crystal DiskMark.This My Passport has a new design that replaces rounded corners with pointy ones and adds some odd (to me) styling to the case. The new case shows fingerprints and scratches much more than the old. It's a purely aesthetic change. Other than outward appearance it's... 5/5 Stephanie Sullivan (Boston, MA) - See all my reviews, October 14, 2016

    Good drive, pretty similar to previous version, differences are mostly aesthetic

    WD just released the latest version of their Passport Portable External Hard Drives in 1TB, 2TB, 3TB, and 4TB.For the 3TB The old version was Model #WDBBKD0030BBK-NESN and this new version is Model # WDBYFT0030BBK-WESN.I researched if there are any differences, so here is what I came up with...Pros• High Capacity Available - Up to 4TB (The older model when released had up to 3TB capacity, up until a 6/28/16 release of a short lived 4TB model)• Testing suggests slightly faster data transfer rate• Now available in 6 colors.Same as Old Model Nothing Changed• Automatic local and cloud backup• Optional 256-bit AES hardware encryption• Comes in same 4 colors, they still offer black, blue, red and white (+ yellow and orange)• USB 3.0 connectivity• Formatted for Windows, reformatting required for Mac• Same operating temperature• USB 3.0 up to 5 Gb/s (max) / USB 2.0 compatible up to 480 Mb/s... 5/5 Harry Spalding (NY,USA) - See all my reviews This review is from: WD 3TB Black USB 3.0 My Passport Portable External Hard Drive (WDBYFT0030BBK-WESN) (Personal Computers) WD just released the latest version of their Passport Portable External Hard Drives in 1TB, 2TB, 3TB, and 4TB.For the 3TB The old version was Model #WDBBKD0030BBK-NESN and this new version is Model # WDBYFT0030BBK-WESN.I researched if there are any differences, so here is what I came up with...Pros• High Capacity Available - Up to 4TB (The older model when released had up to 3TB capacity, up until a 6/28/16 release of a short lived 4TB model)• Testing suggests slightly faster data transfer rate• Now available in 6 colors.Same as Old Model Nothing Changed• Automatic local and cloud backup• Optional 256-bit AES hardware encryption• Comes in same 4 colors, they still offer black, blue, red and white (+ yellow and orange)• USB 3.0 connectivity• Formatted for Windows, reformatting required for Mac• Same operating temperature• USB 3.0 up to 5 Gb/s (max) / USB 2.0 compatible up to 480 Mb/s... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , November 5, 2016

    Modern Split Look with Vibrant colors !!

    Look: I first thought that this hard drive is little big to carry but No, I was wrong. It looks like this but in actual it has same size as WD passport. Only difference is it has square shape while WD passport has round corners.Working: This WD Hard drive is pretty good in transfer data time. Similar as WD passport. It takes pretty decent time to transfer data like videos, photos, etc. Means not slow, this is exactly what it should be.Color: This is available in many colors. I ordered Red and this red is typical Red. Little kiddish color. If you want decent one only go with Black. As this hard disk colors are very vibrant, not decent.Quality: No doubt outer layer is not as good as WD passport. But not that bad also as Some reviewers mentioned that the outer layer has cheap plastic. I don’t think so. This is a hard drive, not a toy you would play with. And thus I did not find any issue with quality.Overall this is a 5* Hard Drive. Don’t... 5/5 Shan - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: WD 1TB Red USB 3.0 My Passport Portable External Hard Drive (WDBYNN0010BRD-WESN) (Personal Computers) Look: I first thought that this hard drive is little big to carry but No, I was wrong. It looks like this but in actual it has same size as WD passport. Only difference is it has square shape while WD passport has round corners.Working: This WD Hard drive is pretty good in transfer data time. Similar as WD passport. It takes pretty decent time to transfer data like videos, photos, etc. Means not slow, this is exactly what it should be.Color: This is available in many colors. I ordered Red and this red is typical Red. Little kiddish color. If you want decent one only go with Black. As this hard disk colors are very vibrant, not decent.Quality: No doubt outer layer is not as good as WD passport. But not that bad also as Some reviewers mentioned that the outer layer has cheap plastic. I don’t think so. This is a hard drive, not a toy you would play with. And thus I did not find any issue with quality.Overall this is a 5* Hard Drive. Don’t... Read more, March 15, 2017
    List Price: $159.99
    Auto backup with included WD Backup software
    Reimagined design
    USB 3.0 port; USB 2.0 compatible. SYSTEM COMPATIBILITY: Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7. Requires reformatting for Mac OS X operating system.
    Trusted drive built with WD reliability
    Password protection with hardware encryption


  • Seagate

    Seagate Backup Plus 4TB Portable External Hard Drive USB 3.0, Black (STDR4000100)

    Personal Computer (Seagate)

    Rating (0 reviews):
    (4.2/5)
    Seagate

    Working, but beware of bad sectors; always keep backups!

    I received this drive 8 months ago and it is still working in an acceptable manner by my standards. For more details, please continue reading.Having recently re-browsed the Amazon reviews for this product, I saw some people complaining that their drive had failed after x months having ordered it around the same time as me. This prompted me to fully check my drive's health so that I could at least be reassured that it is in full working order for the time being. I ran a read test on Windows using HD Tune Pro since that's where my drive was plugged in at the time, and the results (shown in as screenshots attached to this review) show the drive did in fact contain some bad sectors.I ran a non-destructive write test using badblocks on Linux which, for each sector, will first read the sector and store it in memory, then write a random pattern, then read this pattern back and make sure it matches the pattern that was written, and finally restore the original contents... 4/5 Milos Ivanovic (Auckland, New Zealand) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Seagate Backup Plus 4TB Portable External Hard Drive USB 3.0, Black (STDR4000100) (Personal Computers) I received this drive 8 months ago and it is still working in an acceptable manner by my standards. For more details, please continue reading.Having recently re-browsed the Amazon reviews for this product, I saw some people complaining that their drive had failed after x months having ordered it around the same time as me. This prompted me to fully check my drive's health so that I could at least be reassured that it is in full working order for the time being. I ran a read test on Windows using HD Tune Pro since that's where my drive was plugged in at the time, and the results (shown in as screenshots attached to this review) show the drive did in fact contain some bad sectors.I ran a non-destructive write test using badblocks on Linux which, for each sector, will first read the sector and store it in memory, then write a random pattern, then read this pattern back and make sure it matches the pattern that was written, and finally restore the original contents... Read more, December 4, 2016

    very fast drive with huge 4TB capacity

    This review is for the 4TB "Fast" RAID 0 version of the 4TB drive. As of this time, the Seagate "Fast" RAID 0 version only comes in the 4TB size.This Seagate drive is a phenomenal backup drive. It really is FAST! It's so fast because internally it's composed of two hard drives running in parallel in a RAID 0 configuration to give twice the throughput.It comes formatted in NTFS. Mac users who want to keep using it with NTFS will need to go to Seagate's website to download an NTFS-for-Mac program by Paragon to be able to write to this drive. It's a free program on the Seagate site. Alternatively, Mac users could format the drive to Mac's native "Mac OS Extended (Journaled)" file format (also known as HFS+ format). If you want to share this HFS+ formatted drive with a PC, you can install Paragon's HFS-for-Win program on your PC to enable read/write capability on Mac drives. This HFS-for-Win program is also available for free on the... 5/5 StevieQ (Castro Valley, CA United States) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Seagate Backup Plus Fast 4TB Portable External Hard Drive USB 3.0, Black (STDA4000100) (Personal Computers) This review is for the 4TB "Fast" RAID 0 version of the 4TB drive. As of this time, the Seagate "Fast" RAID 0 version only comes in the 4TB size.This Seagate drive is a phenomenal backup drive. It really is FAST! It's so fast because internally it's composed of two hard drives running in parallel in a RAID 0 configuration to give twice the throughput.It comes formatted in NTFS. Mac users who want to keep using it with NTFS will need to go to Seagate's website to download an NTFS-for-Mac program by Paragon to be able to write to this drive. It's a free program on the Seagate site. Alternatively, Mac users could format the drive to Mac's native "Mac OS Extended (Journaled)" file format (also known as HFS+ format). If you want to share this HFS+ formatted drive with a PC, you can install Paragon's HFS-for-Win program on your PC to enable read/write capability on Mac drives. This HFS-for-Win program is also available for free on the... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , April 9, 2017

    Died during backup after less than 2 hours.

    I was pleased to initially get this backup HDD, it is small, portable, clean design, with a nice black color. It was packed in an easy to open and protective box and the basic instructions were simple and clear, plug the HDD into your computer with the accompanying cord and download the Seagate Dashboard application to begin backing up. I did just that, and initially seemed to be up to a great start. The Dashboard app isn't fancy, but appeared to be sufficient to get the job done.However, fast forward about 2 hours to ~80% backed up, and the HDD starts to occasionally beep. I was not aware the drive had any speakers so inititally I figured I had heard something outside my house. Gradually over the next 10 minutes the beeping became more and more frequent until it was obvious they were coming from the drive and were coming out about every second. I also noticed at this point the drive was no longer backing up. Thinking something was amiss, I unplugged the drive, restarted... 1/5 Amazon Addict (USA) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Seagate Backup Plus Slim 1TB Portable External Hard Drive USB 3.0, Black (STDR1000100) (Personal Computers) I was pleased to initially get this backup HDD, it is small, portable, clean design, with a nice black color. It was packed in an easy to open and protective box and the basic instructions were simple and clear, plug the HDD into your computer with the accompanying cord and download the Seagate Dashboard application to begin backing up. I did just that, and initially seemed to be up to a great start. The Dashboard app isn't fancy, but appeared to be sufficient to get the job done.However, fast forward about 2 hours to ~80% backed up, and the HDD starts to occasionally beep. I was not aware the drive had any speakers so inititally I figured I had heard something outside my house. Gradually over the next 10 minutes the beeping became more and more frequent until it was obvious they were coming from the drive and were coming out about every second. I also noticed at this point the drive was no longer backing up. Thinking something was amiss, I unplugged the drive, restarted... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , January 21, 2017
    List Price: $109.99
    Works interchangeably on PC and Mac computers-without needing to reformat
    Quick file transfer with USB 3.0 connectivity
    Create easy customized backup plans with included Seagate Dashboard software
    Compatible with PlayStation 4 (Requires PS4 System Software Update 4.50 or higher)
    USB powered -no power supply necessary.Dimensions(L x W x H mm)-114,5 x 76 x 20,35 mm


  • AmazonBasics

    AmazonBasics External Hard Drive Case

    Personal Computer (AmazonBasics)
    List Price: $6.49

    Slimline design allows case to easily fit into any backpack or briefcase
    Internal mesh pocket conveniently stores power cords
    Max compatible dimensions: 5.39" x 3.54" x 0.59"
    Compact case to store or transport medium and larger portable hard drives
    Interior strap and zippered closure secures portable hard drive in place


  • Western Digital Bare Drives

    WD 1TB Black My Passport Ultra Portable External Hard Drive - USB 3.0 - WDBGPU0010BBK-NESN [Old Model]

    Personal Computer (Western Digital Bare Drives)

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    Western Digital Bare Drives

    good drive

    WD Released these updated versions of the Ultra's 500GB, 1TB , 2TB, and a new 3TB. (For the 2TB The old version was Model # WDBMWV0020BBK-NESN and new version is Model # WDBBKD0020BBK-NESN)I researched if there are any differences, so here is what I came up with...ProsOverall Size of new model is a tiny bit smaller ( see picture for comparison of dimensions on each new model vs old model )Higher Capacity Available - Now Up to 3TB vs the older model only up to 2TB capacityOptional 256-bit AES hardware encryptionNow available in whiteSame as Old Model Nothing ChangedWeight is the same exact at 0.50 lbs ( 0.23 kg )Automatic local and cloud backupComes in 4 colors ( they still offer black, and blue, red became berry and they replaced titanium for white on the newer models)USB 3.0 connectivityFormatted for Windows, reformatting required for Mac3-year limited warrantySame Data transfer rate and... 5/5 Harry Spalding (NY,USA) - See all my reviews This review is from: WD 2TB Black My Passport Ultra Portable External Hard Drive - USB 3.0 - WDBBKD0020BBK-NESN [Old Model] (Personal Computers) WD Released these updated versions of the Ultra's 500GB, 1TB , 2TB, and a new 3TB. (For the 2TB The old version was Model # WDBMWV0020BBK-NESN and new version is Model # WDBBKD0020BBK-NESN)I researched if there are any differences, so here is what I came up with...ProsOverall Size of new model is a tiny bit smaller ( see picture for comparison of dimensions on each new model vs old model )Higher Capacity Available - Now Up to 3TB vs the older model only up to 2TB capacityOptional 256-bit AES hardware encryptionNow available in whiteSame as Old Model Nothing ChangedWeight is the same exact at 0.50 lbs ( 0.23 kg )Automatic local and cloud backupComes in 4 colors ( they still offer black, and blue, red became berry and they replaced titanium for white on the newer models)USB 3.0 connectivityFormatted for Windows, reformatting required for Mac3-year limited warrantySame Data transfer rate and... Read more, May 29, 2015

    Dependable USB 3.0 Drive, New 3TB & 4TB Models, Faster Than Last Year's Model

    This model is the 2015 generation of the many My Passport drives I've owned or purchased for clients. They have proven reliable and good performers. They have incrementally improved with each new generation.BOTTOM LINE (for the impatient):The new model is a little bit faster than last year's and adds a 3TB and 4TB model. This My Passport Ultra has a more attractive satiny finish and there is now a white model to fit in better for Mac users. Otherwise it's almost identical to the older model.If these differences are not important for you, you may want to get this or depending on which is least expensive. You'll have an excellent drive in either case.NOTE: As of Oct. 10th there is a... 5/5 Stephanie Sullivan (Boston, MA) - See all my reviews, May 31, 2015

    WD 1TB Black My Passport Ultra - worked flawlessly

    This is the first time I have ever used a portable (tiny) external hard drive. I currently use a Cavalry dual disk external drive in RAID configuration which is huge and not really portable.This new WD drive is fantastic in that it is quite small, doesn't require external power, and it is quite good looking. It is amazing how they fit 1 TB drive in such a small package. One bonus is that when I replace my computer in future with one that has USB 3.0 interface, this drive can handle that. (It works fine with USB 2.0 also.) The device looked and felt solid.The USB port that is on the drive seems to be proprietary, but it could be a standard port for USB 3.0. The cable that comes with the drive fits snugly and works... 5/5 Luis Bezanilla (Cape Coral Fl) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: WD 1TB Black My Passport Ultra Portable External Hard Drive - USB 3.0 - WDBGPU0010BBK-NESN [Old Model] (Personal Computers) WD 1TB Black My Passport Ultra Portable External Hard Drive - USB 3.0 - WDBGPU0010BBK-NESNThis is the first time I have ever used a portable (tiny) external hard drive. I currently use a Cavalry dual disk external drive in RAID configuration which is huge and not really portable.This new WD drive is fantastic in that it is quite small, doesn't require external power, and it is quite good looking. It is amazing how they fit 1 TB drive in such a small package. One bonus is that when I replace my computer in future with one that has USB 3.0 interface, this drive can handle that. (It works fine with USB 2.0 also.) The device looked and felt solid.The USB port that is on the drive seems to be proprietary, but it could be a standard port for USB 3.0. The cable that comes with the drive fits snugly and works... Read more, November 28, 2016
    List Price: $67.97
    4-inch Form Factor, 1TB Storage Capacity
    USB 3.0, Password Protection with Hardware Encryption
    WD Backup, Option to backup to Dropbox using cloud services, Includes Quick Install guide and USB Cable
    Formatted NTFS for Windows 8.1 or Windows 7 operating systems. Requires reformatting for Mac OS X operating systems. Compatibility may vary depending on user's hardware configuration and operating system.
    3-year limited warranty


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