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Western Digital My Book Elite (WDBAAH6400ECH / WDBAAH0010HCH / WDBAAH0015HCH / WDBAAH0020HCH)
5.9 out of 10

Western Digital My Book Elite (WDBAAH6400ECH / WDBAAH0010HCH / WDBAAH0015HCH / WDBAAH0020HCH)

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Reviews and Problems with Western Digital My Book Elite (WDBAAH6400ECH / WDBAAH0010HCH / WDBAAH0015HCH / WDBAAH0020HCH)

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Overall 2
2.0

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.
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Overall 2
2.0

THIS IS THE WORST HHD

Alfred Fennel, Amazon
17 September 2013
  • Summary: THIS EXTERNAL HARD DRIVE IS THE WORST HHD I EVER BUY. IT IS NOT GOOD AND HAS A FATORY FAUILT WITH THE CONTROL BOARD IN SIDE.
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Overall 2
2.0

Worst HD ever!!

Dave630, Amazon
13 December 2012
  • 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.
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Overall 2
2.0

USB port crapped out

Chad W., Newegg
8 December 2011
  • 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...
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Overall 2
2.0

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.
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Overall 2
2.0

Slow and not convenient

Frequent Flyer, Amazon
1 August 2011
  • 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.
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Overall 2
2.0

terrible customer service from WD

Chris P, Amazon
1 April 2011
  • 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...
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Overall 2
2.0

Ehhhh

Patrick M., Newegg
24 January 2011
  • 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...
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Overall 2
2.0

Don't Get Burned!

Wicked_Mad, rakuten
9 January 2011
  • 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.
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Overall 2
2.0

Slow 5400 RPM drive

Cosmin Unguru, Amazon
30 October 2010
  • 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.
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