Reviews and Problems with Western Digital My Book Elite (WDBAAH6400ECH / WDBAAH0010HCH / WDBAAH0015HCH / WDBAAH0020HCH)
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8 December 2015
Summary: I would give this negative 5 stars if I could!!! My computer crashed, I lost everything.... new computer and when I went to get my "back up" files off of this drive the usb plug came detached from the circuit board!!! I was not rough with it in any way!!!
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.
Summary: I'll never buy another WD external drive...in fact, I will probably just buy enclosures and make my own in the future, as my seagate drives have been quirky as well, but at least the interface didn't fail on them....
Pros: Looks ok, size, price (on sale at Worst Buy), thought it was reliable for tertiary backup....
Cons: USB port came unsoldered inside the drive...needless to say, the little connector fell out and was lost...broke while it was not in use...epic fail, WD...
Summary: Purchased the 1 TB My Book Elite to use as a DVR archive drive. When I hooked it up to the Dish DVR it formatted and then told me that only 499 GB of space was available. I called WD and was told that the drive is only for a computer and not for a DVR and that I probably screwed up the drive...
Summary: Go with a safer bet even if it may cost you a few dollars extra, unfortunately it is one of those things that you get what you pay for. It may be tempting but spend 10% more and get 100% better product.
Pros: Great price, lots of storage, sleek, screen on this model is nifty
Cons: Bulky compared to some of its similar counterparts but not to the point of it being an issue. This thing crapped out on me after 6 weeks. I used it to store music and movies and as soon as I approached capacity it stopped being recognized as a drive completely. Tried everything I could think of a...
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.
Summary: Beautiful design with a nice e-ink display that shows total capacity and a label. Has a nice accompanying software but not of much use for medium to advanced users. However it's powered by a slow 5400 RPM rpm drive and WD hides this fact.
Summary: Bought this external drive to back up my Windows 7 system and data. I had about 1.5 TB to backup and started on a Saturday afternoon using Windows backup. Four days later it hit 41% complete. That's when I cancelled the backup and called WD's Tech Support.
Summary: I would never consider recommending this series of drives to anyone again. Backup up your backup!
Pros: Works just fine for a while.
Cons: I am a consultant and used to recommend these to clients for external backups. Bad mistake - 70% or more of the drives from this series have failed within a few months of warranty expiration. I wrote a letter to Western Digital outlining my experiences with these drives and got back a reply simpl...