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Wd Elements Vs My Passport


I'm looking into a new external, mainly for backup purposes. I'd been focusing on the mypassport and freeagent series, but then i stumbled upon a wd elements 640 gb on the egg for only $99. 99. The elements models look ideal for me: cheaper but only slightly larger than the passports, and still powered via a single usb port. However, i can't seem to find much information about them and it seems not a lot of retailers even carry them. Anyone here have one? If so, comments on reliability, speed, etc. ?

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