WD Easystore 8TB USB 3.0 Desktop External Hard Drive (WDBAMA0080HBK-NESE) - Black - Only at Best Buy

Model Number: WDBAMA0080HBK-NESE
Web Code: 14936768

WD Easystore 8TB USB 3.0 Desktop External Hard Drive - Black - Only at Best Buy

Overview

Store all your important files safely and securely with the WD Easystore 8TB 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.
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Overview

Store all your important files safely and securely with the WD Easystore 8TB 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 8TB 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
8 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
960 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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68

Reviewer Recommendation

96%

Of the 6059 reviewers who responded, 5842 would recommend this product.

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  • Nice Disk
    Verified BuyerReviewed by T55555 - December 28, 2017

    The hard disk is fast. It is formatted with NTFS, to use it with Mac, you have to reformat it; however, there is some challenge to reformat it with latest Mac OS (High Sierra version 10.13.2), follow as current WD website instruction to reformat for Mac OS won't work. ( WD may update their docmentation later). It always resumes error as "MediaKit reports not enough space on device for requested operation."; this is due to EFI partition < 200MB. To fix the issue you have to use dd command line command to fix the issue ( Google the MediaKit error message then you will find the solution online ). For this reformatting issue, I gave it a 3 points.

    Review originally posted on bestbuy.com

    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

  • Excellent External Hard Drive
    Reviewed by KEITHS - August 19, 2018

    This drive is big (8TB) and fast. I'm getting 200+ MB/s transfer rates (verified by timing large file transfers as well as benchmark utilities like Crystal DriveMark). I'm extremely happy with the performance. Prior to getting this drive, I had tried a Seagate Backup Plus Hub 8TB, which was slow (often sub 100 MB/s) and inconsistent (maybe 130 MB/s one time, then 90 the next, then 150, then 70), which I returned and got the Western Digital Easystore instead. The Western Digital was $30 more expensive, but it's worth it because it performs so much better. I've seen some reviews saying that it is loud. I have not found that to be the case at all.

    Review originally posted on bestbuy.com

    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

  • Simple solution for a heap of extra storage
    Verified BuyerReviewed by AtomicClock - December 24, 2017

    Performs well for a USB 3 external housing a 5400 or 5900 rpm drive. I have a couple WD My Book external 4TB USB 3s which run 7200 rpm drives, and I'm getting similar write speeds to those. The Easy Store is getting 85-100 MB/sec write. Haven't tested the read speed yet, but I imagine if the writes are comparable, the reads will do just as well. I knocked off a star because it comes with nearly a half a GB of software which I'll never use for my needs and will probably delete eventually, and also because the drive doesn't easily "safely remove" from Windows. Takes some fiddling to get that aspect to cooperate. Overall 8TB for the price was great.

    Review originally posted on bestbuy.com

    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.


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