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