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Western Digital Elements Portable 500GB USB 2.0 (WDBAAR5000ABK)
6.9 out of 10

Western Digital Elements Portable 500GB USB 2.0 (WDBAAR5000ABK)

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Reviews and Problems with Western Digital Elements Portable 500GB USB 2.0 (WDBAAR5000ABK)

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Overall 10
10

Almost one year later, still going strong!

J. Clark "Jen", Amazon
29 November 2011
  • Summary: This drive has been used to backup my iTunes library over the past year. It sees weekly use and has been very solid. It's tiny and stays out of the way. I would definitely recommend this drive. I use it with my MacBook Pro, and have had zero problems with it.
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Overall 10
10

Great little drive. Ultra portable.

ADK "Adam", Amazon
23 February 2011
  • Summary: I bought this drive to add external storage to my Wii for game back-ups. I was skeptical at first only because I wasn't sure if the Wii would supply enough power for this drive to power up properly. After setting everything up and plugging it into my Wii, it works flawlessly.
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Overall 10
10

Works Great!

Michael Armstrong, Amazon
19 February 2011
  • Summary: Installation on my Mac Mini was fast and easy. The device works seamlessly with the Apple Time Machine software that came with the computer. The first backup took a long time, but subsequent backups are quick. Time Machine backs up frequently (every 15 minutes, I think).
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Overall 10
10

Works fine.

Stanley J. Hasegawa "Movie Nut", Amazon
8 February 2011
  • Summary: I got this external drive to work as my "Time Machine" backup for my Mac Mini. All I had to do was plug it into the USB port, and the Mac went on its merry way creating a backup.
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Overall 2
2.0

BROKEN!

Leah, Amazon
7 February 2011
  • Summary: The first WD Elements 500Gb external hard drive I received made a repeated clicking sound as soon as I plugged it in. My computer didn't detect the drive. I called WD customer service and they said to return the drive because the clicking indicated it was broken.
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Overall 10
10

Simple, no-fuss excellent product

Fountainhead "engineer", Amazon
30 January 2011
  • Summary: I was hunting around for a 500Gb-1Tb hard drive quite a bit and came across several reviews on amazon for both portable and desktop hard-drives. Across all the reviews what struck me was a) the unreliability of the disks and b) a ton of bloatware on the disks c) issues with appearance, and d) the...
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Overall 10
10

The easiest portable hard drive I've used.

Lack Clonts, Amazon
28 December 2010
  • Summary: How easier can it be to connect and start using this product then doing just that. Let's say you need to transfer a home HD DVD and you need lots of space to make all the adjustment and fine tuning before you finish it. An external hard drive is the answer.
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Overall 10
10

WD Elements 500GB

chewbacca, Amazon
27 December 2010
  • Summary: The reason I'm getting a new Western Digital Elements 500 GB is for a Christmas present. I have been using a Western Digital My Passport Essential 500 GB External Hard Drive for about 2 years now without any cover or case.
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Overall 10
10

Works just like it should

jcrown, Amazon
19 December 2010
  • Summary: After receiving the HDD and formatting it to FAT32 (to work with my car stereo), it works exactly as I know and expect Western Digital drives to. Even bought a second one for my father. This is my 5th or 6th WD drive, and all of them are still working perfectly.
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Overall 10
10

EZ Windows Plug'n'Play

Bruce E. Hansen, Amazon
14 November 2010
  • Summary: EZ hookup, no extra software, Windows recognized immediately, acted just like another hard drive (named Elements). Compact size and large capacity. Exactly what I was looking for; backup and large data transfers between desktop / laptops. Would buy again.
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