WD Easystore 16TB USB 3.0 Desktop External Hard Drive (WDBAMA0160HBK-NESE) - Black - Only at Best Buy
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- External hard drive with 16TB of storage provides ample space for your vast digital library of games, movies, music, pictures, documents, and more
- Maximum data transfer speed of 5,000MB/s lets you move files with ease
- Connect to your PC or Mac via USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 backwards-compatible)
- Includes WD Discover software featuring backup, security, and drive utilities
- Automatic backups and compatibility with Time Machine (note: may require reformatting) helps you keep your data for the long run
- Desktop Hard Drive
- USB Cable
- AC Adapter
- Wd Discovery Software with Backup, Security and Drive Utilities
- Quick Install Guide
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Of the 70 reviewers who responded, 64 would recommend this product.
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- Unbearably noisy- March 31, 2021
The acoustics of this drive are absolutely atrocious, both in the enclosure and shucked bare. Seek noise while active and continuous PWL clicks while idle are insufferable. Previous WD white 8TB and 12TB drives ranged from very quiet to tolerable in operation, but this 16TB is way out of line. Do not buy if you intend to use it for active storage on a desk or even in the same room; the noise will drive you insane. If you're are buying on price/TB alone, the only reasonable use for this abomination is for offline archival or shucking for use in an already noisy PC case or server rack.No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
- 16TB vs 14.5TB- December 11, 2020
Drive works and performs as advertised, but gets reported by Windows and other operating systems as 14.5TB, not 16TB - which is roughly a 10% difference between “advertised” and reported capacity. This brings to forefront the difference between how the manufacturers state drive capacity, and how the OS calculates it: Manufacturers 1TB = 1,000,000,000,000 bytes Operating System: 1TB = 1,099,510,000,000 bytes (1024^4) Seems a little shady, but all hard drive manufacturers use this math “trick” in an attempt to push themselves to to top in drive capacity wars.Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
- 2 out of 3 Failed within 2 weeks.- May 25, 2021
Purchased for $350 before the prices increases on storage which is now $500 ( I would not pay this premium). Only a 5400 RPM drive. If you are looking for more performance I would check another product, but if you are simply okay with large slower storage than this will suite your needs. In addition 2 of the 3 drives I purchased had issues as they would disconnect and would not reconnect display re-plugging the data and power cable using various USB ports and power outlets. As a result I ended up returning all (3) 16 TB drives.No, I would not recommend this to a friend.