Reviews and Problems with Western Digital My Book Elite (WDBAAH6400ECH / WDBAAH0010HCH / WDBAAH0015HCH / WDBAAH0020HCH)
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Inexpensive and decent storage
2 December 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. Also no problems partitioning the drive using Mac Disk Utility. Set up that way I have a capacity of 930.9 GB and the drive has a firmware fixed partition of 767 MB for the supplied software (which cannot easily be removed).
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. So minus a star for the back up software. It's useless to me the way it is, and apparently it's aggravating for those who have tried it.
Summary: Super-easy to set up and get moving, the My Book Elite 2TB hard-drive should be enough to keep the average home-user going. Well designed, no nonsense packaging (which might seem like a bizarre thing to reference, but it does make a difference in our eco-friendly times; especially when you see how some products come wrapped in needless forests), you simply plug in and the book does everything else itself; no mucking around with CDs of software.
Summary: I see amazon has changed the description of this product as it was originally sold as "Western Digital My Book Elite Edition 2.0TB USB 2.0, Firewire 400 and Esata External Desktop Hard Drive". That's good because it is NOT Firewire 400 which was the main reason why I purchased it instead of any of the other 2TB external hdds. As for the display on the front, it doesn't do it's job by showing how full the drive is.