Reviews and Problems with Western Digital My Book Elite (WDBAAH6400ECH / WDBAAH0010HCH / WDBAAH0015HCH / WDBAAH0020HCH)
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Horrible product if you try to connect mini usb multiple times.
Blake Voshell, Amazon
10 December 2013
Summary: This is my first amazon review, however I felt like I had to warn people about this product: This is the worst back-up I have ever had the misfortune of owning. As in my uploaded image, the solder on board does not hold for multiple 'plug and unplug' uses. Do not trust this book to work for long if you intend to use it on multiple computers to bring files from one place to another.
Summary: The packaging and this product looks amazing. The speeds for 2.0 are good (I have no complaints, but if you want super fast speeds look for USB 3.0 drives). I don't have anything bad to say about this product, so this review isn't too helpful. I will say though that it has never stalled on me, it has always worked, and there are no glitches. It is reliable and dependable and that is what I want and need.
Summary: This is a great Hard Drive. The install was quiet easy and the instructions were perfect. Windows recognized the hard drive right away and after one reboot I was ready for format the drive and start using it.
Drive does what it is supposed to but quality is very poor
Daniel Flick, Amazon
15 September 2011
Summary: I bought 2 at the same time for backups. They work fine for the Windows server backups but after 8 months, both are running way over temp. I RMAd the first one and the replacement started to run over temp in under 2 months. The Second RMA has also crept up steadily by 2 degrees/week for the last month and will have to be RMA'd again.
Summary: I'm an IT guy and I bought one of these a while back when they had only been out a while for my home office (specifically model WDBAAH0020HCH) and was attracted to what seemed a great feature set on paper. However the performance of this system was seriously bad. Included backup software never converged after days of trying to back up system drive data totalling less than 1TB. I was patient for months hoping firmware and software upgrades would help but they did not.
Excerpt: I like the look of the my book external drives. I have 5 of them of three different models. They are relatively snappy hooked up to my mac mini. I think they look good on a shelf next to my cable modem, wifi router and mac mini.
Summary: I kind of like the software- for security. I want my personal documents password protected to the average finder of the drive. HOWEVER The drive worked for a week before it stopped registering on my computer. Tried different cables, did the firmware update, tried other computers and got it to work ONCE more. Then the "virtual" drive with the security etc... software still loaded and functioned but said there was no drive available.
Summary: When I first set this drive up, I thought the other negative commenters were over-reacting. Sure the built in software isn't the most intuitive, but it didn't really get in my way and took up very little space. I partitioned the drive into two sections: one for backups and one for media files (film/music/tv). The drive is connected to my HTPC (older Mac laptop) in my media center.
Summary: This device will not allow me to write files to it. It says 0 bytes are available. This happens when I connect it directly to a computer. Also it is not recognized by the PogoPlug device that I bought to connect it to. Wasted money. Don't buy one.