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[Staples] Staples - 1TB My Passport USB 3.0 Portable External Hard Drive, Black $69.99

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Comparing a 3.5 drive to a 2.5 drive as desktop/laptop is ridiculous. Oh no! It's 1000 grams more!

Assuming the 3.5 was a 1TB, you'd be paying $36 instead of $70, and getting 7200RPM over 5400RPM. Now how good of a deal does the 2.5 sound? Not very good.
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PozzyD wrote:
Dec 28th, 2012 11:56 am
Comparing a 3.5 drive to a 2.5 drive as desktop/laptop is ridiculous. Oh no! It's 1000 grams more!

Assuming the 3.5 was a 1TB, you'd be paying $36 instead of $70, and getting 7200RPM over 5400RPM. Now how good of a deal does the 2.5 sound? Not very good.
Many that want portable arent worried about weight, they want to do away with worrying about finding a plug in for power and the size they are. If its a drive that is moved daily from school to home, or work to home and back, who wants to hunt for a power plug all the time. Ot if used on a PS3 and moved a lot not havign to find power for it each time its moved.

Its not comparing apples to apples deal wise.
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I agree with OP as well.

Just because you don't see the value in it doesn't make it a bad deal:
I make a living off AutoCAD and a lot of the time I like to take my work home with me. Who knows maybe one day I'll need a 3TB drive but right now I've only accumulated 300gb of files on my desktop (and that includes music and movies).

My work is very important though and not only am I running two HDDs in RAID-1 but I've been waiting for a 1TB portable drive to go on sale so I could buy TWO and rotate the externals weekly or so when backing up my files.
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Webhead wrote:
Dec 28th, 2012 11:59 am
Love the entertainment on RFD.

Seriously. Thanks OP for posting this 1TB deal. And Thanks PozzyD for pointing out the 2TB deal. That's what the Forums is all about: POSTING DEALS.
The Hard Drive I posted is 3TB!
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Is there a difference wih the one that was on sale at Future Shop? It was or is 69 WD. Don't think it's a my passport though.
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PozzyD wrote:
Dec 28th, 2012 12:05 pm
All men have limits. They learn what they are and learn not to exceed them. I ignore mine.
Becoming very obvious...
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alexricher wrote:
Dec 28th, 2012 11:49 am
Thanks for the share :) Just wondering, am I the only one who sees it at $99.99 on the staples web site?

EDIT: My bad... didn't read it was live only tomorrow... ;)
Read the OP and thread above.

What are USB3.0 speeds like. I thought they are supposed to be like 10x usb 2.0
I'm up in the air if I want USB 3.0 or e-sata/usb
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mgo wrote:
Dec 28th, 2012 12:07 pm
Becoming very obvious...
Relax, it's a quote from Batman.
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PozzyD wrote:
Dec 28th, 2012 11:56 am
Comparing a 3.5 drive to a 2.5 drive as desktop/laptop is ridiculous. Oh no! It's 1000 grams more!

Assuming the 3.5 was a 1TB, you'd be paying $36 instead of $70, and getting 7200RPM over 5400RPM. Now how good of a deal does the 2.5 sound? Not very good.
2.5 inch drive weighs less than 3.5 inch
5400rpm runs cooler than a 7200rpm
2.5 inch requires no wall wart power supply

Ugh, it's really a waste of time arguing this.

Why not just dangle a sata cable out of your computer and buy a bare 3.5 inch drive, if the price truly outweights the convenience of a truly portable 2.5 inch offering.
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PozzyD wrote:
Dec 28th, 2012 11:36 am
So you think it's worth paying double per GB and having a slower drive just to not have to use a power supply?





Every body knows a portable drive has a premium price built in, that's a premium people are willing to pay for portable and convenience, your comparison between a portable drive and destop drive is nonsense.

This portable drive is a very good deal indeed.
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PozzyD wrote:
Dec 28th, 2012 12:08 pm
Relax, it's a quote from Batman.
Haha sorry but I don't think I'm the one that's in need of relaxing.

Seriously though I'd rather have 2x 1TB portable drives that I can rotate backing up my AutoCAD files for work than 1 huge 3TB external HD. What happens if that 1 huge backup fails?
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I felt like commenting Desktop external hard drives SUCK. Yes, having to bring a power supply along with the additional weight of the drive itself really defeats the purpose of a portable hard drive and is a deal breaker. Those external desktop drives are only good if they don't ever move. Nice deal OP. I took advantage of the NCIX promo myself a while back at 100$ - 20$ gift card + free 32GB usb 3.0 Corsair drive. :)
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Picked this up at Costco as well

Agreed with OP, great deal!
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Can't we all just get along? Now where did I hear that before? Lol !!!
Thanks for the entertainment.
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I am amazed that everytime someone posted a 2.5" portable HDD deal. Another user would post something like below, except for a 3.5" model.
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