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Western Digital My Book Elite (WDBAAH6400ECH / WDBAAH0010HCH / WDBAAH0015HCH / WDBAAH0020HCH)
5.7 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 4
4.0

STAY AWAY!

Jonathan R., Newegg
24 April 2011
  • Summary: With hindsight I can see that any drive using hardware encryption needs to be completely bulletproof (and this one is NOT) because if anything on it breaks there is nothing you can do to retrieve your data.
  • Pros: Lots of storage. Great security, until something wears out.
  • Cons: Cheap hardware! Hardware encryption! Most people don't think about the problems that could arise from this and neither did I but I will in the future. My USB port came loose and I was unable to access the drive through USB. No matter what I did I could not get any machine to connect to this drive...
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Overall 4
4.0

Two Strikes, One More and I'm OUT

DB "DB", Amazon
8 June 2010
  • Summary: I purchased this product based upon advice from multiple "amateur techies" and they recommended this product due to it's features and capabilities. They also said it was a reliable brand. NOT.
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Overall 4
4.0

there only O.K

ANTHONY S., Newegg
29 April 2010
  • Summary: QUITE- STAYS COOL. WOULD BE 5 EGGS BUT THAT BOOT TIME IS KILLING THEM AND THE CRAPWARE OF A BACK-UP PROGRAM .
  • Pros: SLEEK, NO BRIGHT FLASHING LIGHTS JUST ONE TINY WHITE ONE THAT BLANKS EVERY NOW AND THEN SOME I SWEAR MAKES ME THINK A U.F.O HAS LANDED IN MY HOUSE.. STORAGE SPEEDS ARE PRETTY GOOD, JUST USE MACRUIM NOT THE SOFTWARE INSTALL.LIKE THE FACT IT USES A MINI USB 2.0 POST ON BACK OF DRIVE INSTEAD OF THE ...
  • Cons: NOT SURE IF IT IS THE DRIVE OF MY BIOS , BUT IT TAKES FOR EVER TO INITIALIZE THE DRIVE 45 SEC TO 1 MIN ADDED TO BOOT TIME.IF YOU HAVE 2 WHICH I DO 2 MIN ADDED TO BOOT TIME CALLING WD TODAY TO FIND OUT WHATS WHAT.
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Overall 4
4.0

Brain Dead Backup Software

Jon K. Peck, Amazon
11 March 2010
  • Summary: I've had this disk only for a few days, but I am considering returning it. The disk itself is fine, but the backup software is as brain dead as anything I've seen. WD appears to have put a lot of effort into a flashy interface without any consideration of usefulness.
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Overall 4
4.0

Stopped working 1 month after warranty date

FL Oceans, Amazon
11 March 2010
  • Summary: I original really loved the WD desk top back up. Now I wish I would have spent less money and bought a different brand, or 2 portable backups. Exactly 1 month after the warranty expired, this back up died.
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Overall 4
4.0

There are better options.....

Pete, Amazon
11 March 2010
  • Summary: I bought this drive today and I am considering returning it tomorrow. It has already been mentioned in other reviews about the software that comes with it, and I have to agree with those that said it is extremely poor. You really have no choice in what files are backed up.
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Overall 4
4.0

Pros: Low price for size. Cons: Pain in the butt, software = horrible

Aaron M., Amazon
11 March 2010
  • Summary: So...it's supposed to come formatted for PC or Mac, which I would think would mean I can plug it in to either of those computers and it would show up as a disk drive so I could start dragging files to copy to it. Nope. This is 100% not the case...
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Overall 4
4.0

not so great

AK529, Amazon
11 March 2010
  • Summary: I initially purchased this hard drive to backup my pc data and provide extra storage since the hard drive on my laptop was running low. When I picked it up at costco for $95. I figured it was good deal. I also assumed it was a very fast hard drive.
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Overall 4
4.0

The Slowest Backup In The Land

Montana Diva, Amazon
11 March 2010
  • Summary: I must admit I did not read the reviews before I bought this at Costco...It was on sale and my old FreeAgent 500gb external drive as getting long in the tooth and full. I wanted to back up my new Windows 7 computer using new Technology, right?
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Overall 4
4.0

Failed after 3 1/2 months of light use

R. Murphy, Amazon
11 March 2010
  • 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.
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