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Western Digital New Generation 2TB My Passport Portable SSD £229.99 @ Amazon
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Western Digital New Generation 2TB My Passport Portable SSD £229.99 @ Amazon

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Posted 20th Nov 2019

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Had this on watch for a while - £58 cheaper than the last lowest price according to the camels, seems a good price for a 2TB portable SSD from a good brand.

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It might be expensive, but have some heat..

I guess none of the cold voters have checked the price out on this. Which is why no one has posted a better deal.
Very good deal. Heat added.

HUKD is a weird place. This has gone cold, and the Sandisk equivalent is getting attention... Thanks for trying OP
peter1969uk22/11/2019 12:59

It might be expensive, but have some heat..I guess none of the cold voters …It might be expensive, but have some heat..I guess none of the cold voters have checked the price out on this. Which is why no one has posted a better deal.



zomg25/11/2019 07:32

Very good deal. Heat added.HUKD is a weird place. This has gone cold, and …Very good deal. Heat added.HUKD is a weird place. This has gone cold, and the Sandisk equivalent is getting attention... Thanks for trying OP



Thank you both! Apprieciated!
zomg25/11/2019 07:32

Very good deal. Heat added.HUKD is a weird place. This has gone cold, and …Very good deal. Heat added.HUKD is a weird place. This has gone cold, and the Sandisk equivalent is getting attention... Thanks for trying OP



You've just pointed out the reason this is going cold. The Sandisk is £9 cheaper and has an IP rating.
omgpleasespamme30/11/2019 17:56

You've just pointed out the reason this is going cold. The Sandisk is £9 …You've just pointed out the reason this is going cold. The Sandisk is £9 cheaper and has an IP rating.


Yup. 4% cheaper and you can clip it to your backpack when you go hiking like all normal people do 39208877-nMaXE.jpg
The Sandisk is slightly cheaper and delivers the same performance as the WD, but doesn't feature 256-bit AES encryption or the backup scheduling (including cloud) which the WD offers. It depends what you're after, but I'd opt for data security and resilience over ingress protection.
Edited by: "zomg" 30th Nov 2019
zomg30/11/2019 20:19

Yup. 4% cheaper and you can clip it to your backpack when you go hiking …Yup. 4% cheaper and you can clip it to your backpack when you go hiking like all normal people do [Image] The Sandisk is slightly cheaper and delivers the same performance as the WD, but doesn't feature 256-bit AES encryption or the backup scheduling (including cloud) which the WD offers. It depends what you're after, but I'd opt for data security and resilience over ingress protection.


If you're worried about encryption you'd not worry about the cloud backup option and if you're really worried about data security you'd use an open source software solution. The only people who care about hardware encryption are corporate buyers who need to be able to tick a box for the sake of compliance and you're unlikely to find any of those on here.


I had a look and there's no free cloud storage with this.
Edited by: "omgpleasespamme" 30th Nov 2019
omgpleasespamme30/11/2019 20:55

If you're worried about encryption you'd not worry about the cloud backup …If you're worried about encryption you'd not worry about the cloud backup option and if you're really worried about data security you'd use an open source software solution. The only people who care about hardware encryption are corporate buyers who need to be able to tick a box for the sake of compliance and you're unlikely to find any of those on here.I had a look and there's no free cloud storage with this.


Nothing you just said made any sense I understand why some people would buy the Sandisk over the WD, but I don't understand any of your reasoning,
Edited by: "zomg" 30th Nov 2019
zomg30/11/2019 21:32

Nothing you just said made any sense



Let me try again. If you're spending £200 on a portable storage device you know the software that comes with it is worthless. If you're worried about encryption you'd know that hardware encryption is next to useless.
zomg30/11/2019 21:39

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Hardware encryption is a black box. You've no way of knowing how it works or if it works. So if you care about encrypting your hard drive you'd use something like Veracrypt or Truecrypt. It's useful if you don't really care about the security of your data but you're legally obligated to pretend like you are.
omgpleasespamme30/11/2019 21:52

but you're legally obligated to pretend like you are.


I disagree that software is worse than hardware, but you nailed it. Right there.
omgpleasespamme30/11/2019 20:55

there's no free cloud storage with this.


There isn't. Just the facility to use an existing cloud solution to make backups. The Sandisk doesn't ship with this.

Why do you hate this drive so much? just buy whichever works for you!
zomg30/11/2019 21:57

I disagree that software is worse than hardware, but you nailed it. Right …I disagree that software is worse than hardware, but you nailed it. Right there. There isn't. Just the facility to use an existing cloud solution to make backups. The Sandisk doesn't ship with this.Why do you hate this drive so much? just buy whichever works for you!



I don't hate the drive. I was just trying to help out with some details as this is a really niche product. Hard drives are sort of commodity products. The bells and whistles don't really matter as they're largely no use to anyone so it really comes down to pure price per GB. I was more interested when you mentioned cloud backup as I thought there was some sort of included storage plan which would add value but I see I misunderstood you. Also I'm not sure if you got software or hardware switched around. I'm of the opinion that for a drive like this software encryption is the best solution as if you go open source you can be more sure it functions as it is supposed to. Plus the additional CPU overhead required is likely to matter less in a portable drive situation. You're not likely to be running massive databases continuously off it.
Edited by: "omgpleasespamme" 30th Nov 2019
omgpleasespamme30/11/2019 22:08

I don't hate the drive. I was just trying to help out with some details …I don't hate the drive. I was just trying to help out with some details as this is a really niche product. Hard drives are sort of commodity products. The bells and whistles don't really matter as they're largely no use to anyone so it really comes down to pure price per GB. I was more interested when you mentioned cloud backup as I thought there was some sort of included storage plan which would add value but I see I misunderstood you.


Nay bother.
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