Officeworks Has Sub-$100 2TB And 3TB External Drives On Sale

Are you thinking about storage? Well, you are now — and that's a good thing. If you pop into Officeworks, you'll find the retailer is selling external Western Digital drives for cheaper than usual, with an ultra-portable 2TB model going for $83.30 and the more desk-bound 3TB disk coming in at $90.30.

Both deals can be confirmed by checking out their respective product pages on the Officeworks website. Spotted by OzBargain users cranium and hbb2005, the drives are a great deal if you just need some extra external storage or, if you're looking to upgrade your desktop, an affordable way to up your available space.

Keep in mind the disks are 5200rpm, so if you need the performance, you are better of going for an SSD or 7200rpm model. The other issue of course is tracking down stock — best to give your local store a ring before making the trip.

WD 2TB Elements Portable Hard Drive Black and Western Digital Elements Desktop 3TB Hard Drive [Officeworks, via OzBargain (1) (2)]


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    And if you value your data just a heads up, WD use a special one of a kind connector for the PCB of their drive so if the USB connector breaks ( lets face it they do...) you are stuck with a lovely little paperweight as you can't take the drive out and pop it in another caddy, thats the reason these drives are so cheap, so remember forewarned is forearmed! Don't like people getting caught!

      Since when did they start doing this? All my WD externals, the internal drives are regular sata data & power connectors...

        The 3.5" WD drives I just bought are standard SATA, maybe he means the 2.5" ones?

        Anyway, it isn't showing as on sale for me, the 3TB is $169

    A 2.5" 5200RPM model drive can be effectively as fast as the same size drive in a 3.5" 7200RPM form factor.

    This is because the data in each track must be packed more densely to fit the smaller form factor, so for any given track the amount of data passing under the head each millisecond may wind up higher.

    I don't know what the performance of these drives is actually like, but always read the benchmarks before judging the speed of a drive.

    Does anyone know if these drives can be extracted from their enclosures for use in a PC or NAS?

      Did you read the comment above yours?

      WD use a special one of a kind connector for the PCB of their drive so if the USB connector breaks ( lets face it they do...) you are stuck with a lovely little paperweight as you can't take the drive out and pop it in another caddy

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