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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 6
6.0

good external drive ...with one large BUT

john b., Newegg
9 February 2011
  • Summary: bad design on the security setup
  • Pros: size, and pretty secure by default
  • Cons: the security software is embedded on the PCB (the secondary board that takes the power and usb input) ..so if something happens to the PCB ..there is no way to recover the data on the drive. if your usb connector gets bent or pops off after some lame person accidental kicks the connector... you c...
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Overall 6
6.0

My Book Elite 1TB USB External Hard Drive

James Verry, Rakuten
19 November 2010
  • Summary: 1 day after transferring all of the files I wanted, the drive was unreadable, so I had to reformat it. Then I spend the next 18 hour copying the 480 GB of files again. Since then it ha been working with no problems.
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Overall 6
6.0

Lasted 9 Months

Bryan K., Newegg
14 August 2010
  • Summary: My cat's breath smells like cat food. (If that helps anybody.)
  • Pros: Quiet, I suppose. It holds a lot, so you can lose a lot. Small, squarish, brown. Has a power button.
  • Cons: You can't put the drive in another enclosure or hook it directly to your computer. Windows says it must be initialized first, which erases everything. Like my title said it lasted 9 months, then CRC errors everywhere. I saved most of the data, but I couldn't get spinrite to start on my computer, ...
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Overall 6
6.0

good drive but bad software

ANTHONY S., Newegg
29 April 2010
  • Summary: if you made away to get rid of the junk ware than 5 stars but other wise 3
  • Pros: price 3yr warranty stays cool- quite.
  • Cons: software bites- virtual drives can cause bios issues , long boots and such. i know i am currently going though just such.
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Overall 6
6.0

Good drive, useless extra.

James M., Amazon
11 March 2010
  • Summary: Whoever though that making a non-removable section (and NO being able to 'hide' it is NOT acceptable) should be fired. Other than that it does what I needed it to do: store large amounts of data.
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Overall 6
6.0

Inexpensive and decent storage

Lotus-Seven, Amazon
11 March 2010
  • Summary: I picked up this 1TB My Book Elite at a local Staples store on "close-out" for $45. Could not resist at that price. I ignored the built-in software and had no problem reformatting it to the Mac OS Extended (Journaled) format for my Intel Mac.
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Overall 6
6.0

Depends on how you set it up.

C. Bayne, Amazon
11 March 2010
  • Summary: I just want this drive to store things, like movies and pictures. I don't really want it for backing things up automatically. Because of this, I didn't play around with the settings for backing up files. I also read the reviews about the software and didn't want to deal with any problems.
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

Thomas H., Newegg
4 March 2010
  • Pros: Like the space and the helpful front lcd indicator for available space.
  • Cons: Software needs reworking. Purchased this and did a software upgrade and it's now even less helpful. No ability to choose specific file locations to back-up. Also as stated before the inputs in back DID NOT LINE UP. This is just something I can't overlook. Either by storage or by manufacturing thi...
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

Nathaniel M., Newegg
22 February 2010
  • Summary: I was a little displeased with the physical construction of the device. WD needs to work on quality control to better eliminate problems big and small. The HD works fine, but when I received it, the USB input and AC were way off center to thier respective holes in the case.
  • Pros: Vast amount of storage space, handy meter, allows for password protection, can be set for backups, etc.
  • Cons: USB 2.0 is the only connection availiable. Would've loved to have more options there.
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Overall 6
6.0

First RMA also

James, Newegg
20 January 2010
  • Summary: Will re-comment after I receive the 2nd unit.
  • Pros: Small, nice looking drive.
  • Cons: Mine also arrived with no apparent damage to the box, but the internals did not line up with the plastic holes for the USB and DC/IN on the back, like the inside had moved around.
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