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.
2nd WD My Book Elite to fail & 3rd of 3 WD Backup Devices to fail
B. L. Armstrong, Amazon
1 April 2013
Summary: Relied on this replacement `My Book Elite 1.5TB` device sent by Western Digital as a replacement when the previous, new WD My Book Elite backup 1.5TB drive failed after 10 days from purchase! Three new Western Digital backup drives that I purchased failed under warranty.
Summary: Okay if you want to have a false sense of security and have this drive malfunction not even 2 years after you bought it and only used half the space then this is the drive for you. I am now faced with the daunting task of trying to recover my valuable files from this "dead" WD My book drive.
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.
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.
Summary: I used this hard drive for six months and the USB port broke internally. It didn't fall, it didn't get any rough treatment, it just sat on my desk for six months. I unplugged it at the end of the day after a backup and "snap". The USB port had broken inside of the enclosure.