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Vicx
08-05-2013, 01:45 AM
Does anyone know where I can buy the USB 2.0 version of the WD 1TB Elements portable (2.5") HDD? I can only find the 3.0, even pricespy doesn't show any 2.0s.

bevy121
08-05-2013, 02:06 AM
USB 3.0 is USB 2.0 if it's plugged in to a USB 2.0 port...

http://www.wdc.com/en/products/products.aspx?id=470

Vicx
08-05-2013, 02:21 AM
I know, already bought a 3.0 but it's not compatible with my TV, unlike my 2.0 one. Emailed Samsung, they confirmed it.

Chilling_Silence
08-05-2013, 12:51 PM
You sure its not just coz of the filesystem you're using? They'll say that coz they're lazy and don't actually know....

Vicx
08-05-2013, 03:35 PM
both NTFS and FAT32 work on my TV. My 2.0 HDD is all in NTFS and so is the 3.0, but only the 3.0 isn't working and I've tried 2 of them.

dugimodo
08-05-2013, 05:58 PM
Weird problem. I can't find 1TB ones but the 2TB isn't that much more than the USB 3.0 models you mention http://www.pp.co.nz/products.php?pp_id=AA22179
Actually I did find a few on pricespy but not from any retailers I'm familiar with and not really that cheap.

Vicx
08-05-2013, 06:13 PM
I wouldn't mind a 2TB but there aren't any in 2.5", I don't want a desktop sized HDD, just the portable USB powered one.

wainuitech
08-05-2013, 06:25 PM
I wouldn't mind a 2TB but there aren't any in 2.5", I don't want a desktop sized HDD, just the portable USB powered one.Errrrrrrrrr yeah there are. An example from Ascent 2 TB USB powered USB drive 2.5" (http://www.ascent.co.nz/productspecification.aspx?ItemID=412572) All they are is basically a Laptop HDD in a case with a USB connection :)

Vicx
08-05-2013, 06:27 PM
whoa $255, I'm not that desperate. I'd prefer the WD Elements as they're the best value for money.

wainuitech
08-05-2013, 06:36 PM
Looking at the suppliers site, elements only go to 1 TB

4975


Looking at the price between the elements and Passport, the passport are only roughly $20 more ( 1 TB size)

Vicx
08-05-2013, 06:44 PM
still $50 more than a 3.0 elements, yet all I want is the inferior 2.0 one. I'll keep looking for a cheaper one.

wainuitech
08-05-2013, 06:53 PM
The USB3 are backward compatible with USB2.

Be careful buying "cheap" they are cheap because they are crap usually, get what you pay for and often fail due to poor quality.

Vicx
08-05-2013, 06:55 PM
like I said the 3.0 elements isn't compatible with my TV even if it is compatible with 2.0, so I specifically want a 1TB WD Elements in 2.5" USB 2.0 and nothing else.

wainuitech
08-05-2013, 07:02 PM
So the problem is the TV not the drives :D

Vicx
08-05-2013, 07:05 PM
yes I confirmed that in my 2nd post, enough.

wainuitech
08-05-2013, 08:04 PM
You can always look at Transcend StoreJet , they do 2.5" USB 2 ---- 500GB and 1TB to quote the specs "High-speed USB 2.0 compliant and backwards compatible with USB 1.1 "

If they don't work nothing will. And they are slightly cheaper than Western Digital.

Note: Transcend StoreJet have two version USB2 or USB3