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Hi, I am looking for an external that is fast and usb powered but for around 100 bucks. I would also like to have 500gb+ of space? I can spend more if I must but I am really hoping to stay around 100. Any suggestions?
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Hard to believe I bought the 1TB version a few months ago for the same price, but the 500GB My Passport (USB 3.0) is going for $99:

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Edit: For about $20 more, you can get some 1TB ones: Amazon.com
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thanks. so how are your read and write speeds? You are happy with your selection?
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I'm quite happy with it.

Here's an HD Tune comparison I had done back when I got the drive. The first one is an old WD USB 2.0 drive and the second one is the My Passport USB 3.0 (connected to USB 3.0 port, of course). In practice, I really do get about three times the transfer rates too. thumb.gif

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Thank you very much. You have caught my eye for sure. I think I will be getting the same external and for only 20 bucks more I will just get the tb. Thanks!
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