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WD My Passport 1TB Portable External Hard Drive Storage USB 3.0 Black

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Subject: The drive inside all WD My Passport series has no SATA connector
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Griffen_Y Jul 01, 2013 08:11 AM Reply | Bookmark
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Saw someone mentioned this somewhere, so I googled and it's true!

Apparently all WD My Passport series uses a custom internal 2.5" hdd that has an integrated USB port and lacks an standard SATA port. See links below for pics:
http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1642867
http://forum.hddguru.com/viewtopic.php?t=16203&start=#p122072

Too bad, not a good candidate for upgrading the PS3. :(

Just thought someone might want to know too.

Topic URL: http://forums.ncix.com/forums/topic.php?id=2615710

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d2frm Jul 01, 2013 10:53 AM Reply | Bookmark
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The physical dimensions of these Passport drives are only slightly bigger than that of a typical 2.5" laptop HDD. That alone should give you a hint.

This is not news.

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{--M--} Jul 01, 2013 11:02 AM Reply | Bookmark
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I'm guessing you were wanting to save money by buying this on sale instead of buying a standalone 1TB 2.5" SATA internal drive?

Too bad.

Yes, as d2frm mentioned, integrating the USB controller onto the drive itself allows the size of the external drive to be reduced, as well as keep the costs lower, versus using a SATA-to-USB controller board.

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Griffen_Y Jul 01, 2013 01:34 PM Reply | Bookmark
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Precisely.

I never get that how come a 1TB barebone 2.5" internal hdd has to cost $100 while the same 1TB 2.5" hdd with an external enclosure is only selling for $70-ish??? I bet I'm not the only one out there looking to upgrade my PS3's internal hdd and discovering this fact. If someone knows why the internal/external hdd market is so screw up please do enlighten me. Thx in advance.

Back on the WD My Passport series. Being integrated directly with a USB controller, does it mean that the WD's hdd performs better in terms of read/write speed when comparing to other conventional portable hdd with a SATA-to-USB controller inside?

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