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Old 12-07-2018, 03:27 PM   #11
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Seagate has a nice green one. I'd consider this except it's not secure. And that big Seagate drive fiasco years ago pops into my mind when I see the name.

   
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Old 12-08-2018, 11:48 AM   #12
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With respect to Seagate...yeah...I think of that every time I use my own 1TB Seagate external drive and keep my fingers crossed...'-}}


I'm still curious about which WD drive is in the drive enclosures. Decided to check and see if the spec might have that info (does not) so I looked at newegg and they are selling the 4TB Black My Passport for $98.99 (amazon also has it for $98.99)--other colors are also on sale but for a bit more...'-}}




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Old 12-08-2018, 04:32 PM   #13
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I'm still curious about which WD drive is in the drive enclosures.
I can make out some of this, but you will have more luck. See attached.

Here's the source, none of which I understand because I don't speak German.

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Old 12-09-2018, 08:51 AM   #14
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I'm not sure why anyone would really want to buy one of these little portables only to remove the drive and put it in a laptop or desktop. I'd think* the design criteria of the drives would be quite different; long-term non-stop use for drives intended for use in a PC, not so much so for external/portables, where shock resistance would be the thing to go for.

But as pointed out, machts nichts ... the drive doesn't have a SATA connection.

* But what do I know, right? ;-)

   
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I think Terrie was curious to see if it's a drive that might also exist for other uses. That's why I posted the photo that shows the part number. Well, except I can't make out two of the characters in the part number, and searching got me nowhere.

   
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Old 12-09-2018, 12:46 PM   #16
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Thanks! It's WD Blue drive. Good to know...'-}}


I read in a review either at amazon or newegg the other day mentioned that these don't have a SATA interface. People used to buy these sort of enclosed WD drives because they had a good (as in Black) drive and it was less expensive than buying the drive separately. I guess WD decided that was not useful to them as a company...'-}}



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Old 12-09-2018, 12:48 PM   #17
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steve: want to buy one of these little portables only to remove the drive
Because, as I noted in my reply to Andrew, they used to put WD Black drives in the enclosures and it was less expensive to by one of these and remove the drive than to buy the drive by itself--this was a couple of years ago but pretty common...



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Old 12-11-2018, 08:04 AM   #18
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Gotcha ... that was the missing bit that has now triggered the "AHA"

   
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Glad that clarified things...'-}}



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