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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 4
4.0

Hardware Data Encryption and a Broken USB port

Pat, Amazon
22 November 2011
  • 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.
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Overall 4
4.0

Drive does what it is supposed to but quality is very poor

Daniel Flick, Amazon
15 September 2011
  • Summary: I bought 2 at the same time for backups. They work fine for the Windows server backups but after 8 months, both are running way over temp. I RMAd the first one and the replacement started to run over temp in under 2 months.
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Overall 4
4.0

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

Aaron M. "Mobile DJ, Pawnbroker, Art Lover", Amazon
14 March 2011
  • 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

Failed after 3 1/2 months of light use

R. Murphy, Amazon
10 February 2011
  • 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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Overall 4
4.0

not so great

AK529, Amazon
20 January 2011
  • 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 "montana diva", Amazon
3 December 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

Unstatisfactory file arrangement

Bert Hels "Bert Hels", Amazon
30 November 2010
  • Summary: Everything seemed good except that the backup copy had dumped all my files out of their folders and rearranged my Favorites. I expected to see everything much the way it appears on my hard drive so that I could easily verify the backup copy. I returned the product after 2 weeks.
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Overall 4
4.0

There are better options.....

Pete "Joomla! User", Amazon
26 November 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

Stopped working 1 month after warranty date

FL Oceans "Beach Life", Amazon
26 October 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

Brain Dead Backup Software

Jon K. Peck "jkp", Amazon
11 June 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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