Reviews and Problems with Western Digital Elements Desktop (WDBAAU series)
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WD Elements 3.5 Inch 3TB External Hard Drive
3 weeks ago
Excerpt: Great drive. Sleek looking, and looks great on my desk. With 3TB of space, you wont run out of space any time soon. Only wish I saw that this was a USB2, cause was a bit upset when the transfer rates weren't as high as I expected (Thought it was USB3), but that's my own fault.
Excerpt: The best quality product at a very affordable price. Fast reaction with file transfers and comes with its own antivirus software. The unit is small, light and compact. And I love that there isn’t lots of wires and its simple to use even for the most technologically inept! The Kalahari turnaround time is so AWESOME, I order on the Thursday and received it the very next Monday!
Excerpt: As someone with a little house full if digital equipment and what have you not, HDD space is ALWAYS a concern. This External HDD is useful, fast, light and looks quite nice. Definitely a recommended item.
Pros: The only thing useful about this HD is that it made a GREAT doorstop!
Cons: Hmmm....where to start??? The fact it only works for nearly 2 months before it starts running slow and eventually becoming unreadable. Keep in mind it never moved from my desktop so it was VERY little room for any physical damage to be done to it.
Summary: - 3 other people I know within less than a year have had the same Elements enclosure failure happen, in all but one case I was able to save their data in a new enclosure. The last case of data loss still resulted in a working hard drive though. This is telling as these are good hard drives, placed in heat traps.
Pros: + When opened up using a needle nose tweezer, and finding the clips in the case, what's in the case is a Western Digital desktop sized Caviar Green drive.
Cons: - The Western Digital Elements enclosures are terribly made, the cases are a heat trap and eventually overheat the poorly made Sata controller connected to the hard drive.