WD Easystore 16TB USB 3.0 Desktop External Hard Drive (WDBAMA0160HBK-NESE) - Black - Only at Best Buy

Model Number: WDBAMA0160HBK-NESE
Web Code: 14936767

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Overview

Store all your important files safely and securely with the WD Easystore 16TB desktop external hard drive. This drive gives you plenty of space to store your digital library, with lightning-fast transfer speeds of up to 5,000MB/s via a USB 3.0 connection to your PC or Mac computer for effortless backup.
$499.99
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Overview

Store all your important files safely and securely with the WD Easystore 16TB desktop external hard drive. This drive gives you plenty of space to store your digital library, with lightning-fast transfer speeds of up to 5,000MB/s via a USB 3.0 connection to your PC or Mac computer for effortless backup.
  • 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
Collection/Theme
WD/Easystore

Compatibility

Storage Drive Type
Desktop Hard Drive
Internal or External
External
Interface
USB 3.0
Form Factor
External
PC/Mac Compatibility
PC and Mac

Performance

Capacity
16 TB

Features

Wireless
No
VR Ready
No
Software Included
WD Discovery Software with Backup, security and Drive Utilities
System Requirements
System Requirements; Formatted NTFS; Windows 10 and Windows 8.1; Reformatting required for macOS; Note: Compatibility may vary depending on user’s hardware configuration and operating system and requires reformatting for Time Machine
Colour
Black

Dimension

Dimensions (cm)
13.97 (W) x 17.02 (H) x 5 (D) cm
Dimensions (in)
5.5 (W) x 6.7 (H) x 1.97 (D) in
Product Weight
930 g

Warranty

Manufacturer's Warranty - Parts
2 Years
  • Desktop Hard Drive
  • USB Cable
  • AC Adapter
  • Wd Discovery Software with Backup, Security and Drive Utilities
  • Quick Install Guide

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Reviewer Recommendation

91%

Of the 66 reviewers who responded, 60 would recommend this product.

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  • Unbearably noisy
    Verified BuyerReviewed by RXB1980 - 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.

    Review originally posted on bestbuy.com

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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  • 16TB vs 14.5TB
    Verified BuyerReviewed by Stephen - 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.

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    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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  • 2 out of 3 Failed within 2 weeks.
    Verified BuyerReviewed by Airjay25 - 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.

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