Officeworks Selling USB 3.0 2TB External Hard Drives, $109 A Pop

Solid state drives are coming down in price, but it's hard to beat magnetic media when it comes to bang for your buck. SSDs are also not the best for backup purposes, where their limited write cycles and high cost make them poor substitutes for good old HDDs. If you're in the market for an external backup drive, Officeworks might have what you're looking for.

The retailer is currently selling HP's 2TB SimpleSave drive for $109. It's compatible with USB 3.0, so your future-proofing needs are covered and with 2048GB of space, you should be able to cram just about anything onto it.

Here are some of the more important specifications, from the Officeworks product page:

USB2.0 / USB3.0 compatible. Three years limited warranty. Dimensions: 130 (L) x 54 (W) x 169 (H) mm.

It requires an external power pack, but that's to be expected for the price.

HP 2TB SimpleSave USB3.0 External Hard Drive [Officeworks, via OzBargain]


Comments

    Which is exactly why I don't get why anyone would want a SSD.

      Because they make your computer run so much faster.
      Nothing else will give you as much of a speed boost as cheaply as an SSD.

    Faster, quieter, lower power, but other than that no reason at all.

      Exactly right. Mind you, he's also probably got no idea why anyone would want a car when you've got a trusty horse to get around on.

    " SSDs are also not the best for backup purposes, where their limited write cycles and high cost make them poor substitutes for good old HDDs."
    I don't think limited write cycles is an issue here, If you were backing things up onto them you'd usually be writing them once and keeping them on there.

    Having said that when looking for long term storage you want space not speed so magnetic platters are the easy choice at present.

    I purchased a 2TB USB3.0 Model from BigW when they had them on special a year or two ago and I don't know if I got a bad one or if they are all like that. Mine keeps freezing when trying to access it (if not used for some time) and occasionally makes loud noises which is making me suspect that their is some Hard Drive failure going on.

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