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.
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.
Western Digital My Book Elite not compatable with WD 2GO
George L. Mardre, Amazon
4 November 2011
Summary: I bot this thinking I could access it remotely with my iphone. You can't. Seagate does have an iphone app. gm Edit: I ended up using this drive with my Tonido Plug. You can Google it and see how it works. The drive works fine. It starts spinning up whenever I need access to it.
Summary: Every other external hard drive I have owned has not included automatic backup software. I find the software bulky, slow, and generally inconvient. You cannot simply drag and drop, and when you need to retrieve a file you'd better bring a packed lunch.
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.
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.
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: 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.