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Western Digital, Seagate launch USB 3.0 external HDDs

By Matthew
Jan 6, 2010
  1. Western Digital has added to the gradually expanding pool of USB 3.0 devices, announcing two new My Book 3.0 external hard drives. Debuting in a 1TB capacity, the My Book 3.0 is available both as a standalone unit ($179.99), and bundled with a PCIe USB 3.0 adapter card ($199.99). The company will reportedly introduce another model later this week, with 2TB of storage and a price tag of $279.99.

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  2. compdata

    compdata TechSpot Paladin Posts: 526

    The drive price is reasonable although i think i would wait till i get a pc with usb3.0 support rather then paying $200 for an adapter.
     
  3. @compdata - Where do you get $200.00 for a USB 3.0 adapter? The price difference on the 1TB WD drive WITH the PCIe adapter is $199.99. Price WITHOUT the adapter is $179.99. That is $20.00 for a PCIe USB 3.0 adapter. The $200.00 jump was from a 1TB to a 2TB solution.
     
  4. cybercktan

    cybercktan TS Rookie

    Agree!! IMHO, the pricings of WD and Seagate on these are quite reasonable.
     
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