Western Digital Caviar Green 3TB - $129.99 ($43.33/TB) + Macally enclosure

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by KylePowers, Nov 8, 2012.

  1. KylePowers, Nov 8, 2012
    Last edited: Nov 8, 2012

    macrumors 68000


    Mar 5, 2011

    I've been starting to build up my digital media collection and am quickly running out of space on my iMac's 1TB hard drive. Does anyone have any opinions on the Western Digital Caviar Green 3TB hard drive? Has anyone seen it cheaper than $129.99? Is $43.33/TB a good deal? Should I wait until Black Friday or Cyber Monday to see if it gets any cheaper?

    I'd be putting it in a Macally external enclosure. If anyone has any input on this item, that'd be helpful too! :)


    P.S. Alternative external storage options are welcome. Don't think I can afford a NAS setup right now though :(
  2. macrumors 6502

    Sep 16, 2012
    Not sure if you're interested but I just picked up a LaCie 3TB external drive for 199. It's very nice and it's 3.0 USB.
  3. thread starter macrumors 68000


    Mar 5, 2011
    Link? I unfortunately do not have a USB 3.0 computer yet (though I know it's backwards compatible), but I do plan on it in the future. Perhaps I should consider that! Good idea.
  4. macrumors 6502

    Sep 16, 2012
  5. macrumors 65816


    Oct 19, 2012
    I think.....

    you can wait until Black Friday and you can get a good deal. I had used WD Green HDDs and Seagate Barracuda HDDs. Prefer the WD ones in environments with heavy use, being too reliable. About the Caviar Green, they got good reviews. But some lots are busted right away. So be careful.....:(


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