Summary: I ordered the WD Elements from Grassroots computer but it was sold out so they upgraded me to this one for the same price of $64.99. It came well packed in a non original box. It had the protective plastic on it that protects the shinny black plastic. It looked brand new NOT one mark on it.
Summary: According to DISH Network, I needed a 2 TB hard drive with USB 2.0 to connect to the Hopper to expand my recording capability... plenty of space now for recording new movies and sports events. Device is quiet and blends with décor behind the TV.
Summary: I have two of these external HDs. One of them was shaken up a bit in a near drop—didn't hit the floor, no hard shock—and the cover slid about half way off. The unit was toast. I called WD and they said they do not repair them. I consider that poor service for a unit that is not cheap.