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7.5 out of 10

Western Digital Elements Desktop (WDBAAU series)

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Reviews and Problems with Western Digital Elements Desktop (WDBAAU series)

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Overall 4
4.0

If you have windows 7 look else where

rakuten
2 September 2011
  • Summary: I purchased this hard drive last week and have not been able to access the whole drive and windows 7 will only recognize about 1TB
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Overall 4
4.0

dodgy caddy

Tristan, Amazon
15 April 2014
  • Summary: stopt working after a year, pretty rubbish really. probably just the caddy, cant tell. i will need to buy a new caddy to see.
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Overall 4
4.0

Failed after 6 months

jcjea79, Amazon
13 December 2013
  • Summary: Product was fine for 6 months until it failed to start-up. It had only received intermittent use but was fairly fully loaded. Have now returned it.
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Overall 4
4.0

Western Digital Elements 1TB 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive

Primavera, pricebat.ca
29 August 2013
  • Excerpt: Economical - got them on sale. Green, they powered down, when there's no activity. I wrote a assessment on these before... just reporting new difficulties... Slow, quite slow, painfully slow on USB two.... I zeored out the drive as caution against digital forensic recovery (I teach the stuff = lol)... it took over 10 hours to write zeroes Ƒ pass) on the drive. It took more than two hours to format it... These are the slowest drives in my collection.
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Overall 4
4.0

Western Digital Elements 1TB 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive

Teal, pricebat.ca
29 July 2013
  • Excerpt: Affordable, silent, sufficient transfer speeds, nice design and style, and adequate USB cable length. Rebooted and it failed to be detected. Cycled energy, and it was detected. Subsequent morning, there was a knocking, clicking noise and it died; died immediately after 1 day. HDD is a WD10EADS (WD10EADS-00P8B0). Warranty is 1 year, whereas WD10EADS is three years. No power switch.
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Overall 4
4.0

Good drive, awful durability.

David, Amazon
17 February 2013
  • Summary: Well, I bought this drive just under 2 years ago. I had switched back to Western Digital after I had a Seagate external drive get the dreaded 'click of death'. I've previously had a good experience with another model of Western Digital drive (which I believe is no longer available) so I was swayed back to them. It's large space and fairly reasonable price was attractive.
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Overall 4
4.0

Western Digital Elements 1TB 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive

Yale, pricebat.ca
26 September 2012
  • Excerpt: Good type factor, runs quiet and cool, decent value. Cyclic redundancy errors right after 9 months of use. WD RMA method went smooth.
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Overall 4
4.0

Western Digital Elements 1TB 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive

Carney, pricebat.ca
2 September 2011
  • Excerpt: When it worked, it worked properly sufficient. Easy to install and use. I liked the overall appear of it. I only got to use it once before it died on me. On the day I got it, it functioned well and I was able to put a superior 20 or so gigs into it. The next day when I went to use it the HDD wouldn't spin. I would plug the factor in, the light on the front would flash briefly, and that was it.
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Overall 4
4.0

Western Digital 1.5TB

MarkG, Amazon
21 June 2011
Overall 4
4.0

First Impressions...

Lee Whalley, Amazon
1 February 2011
  • Summary: Note: I use windows 7 and OS X 10.6.6 Windows 7 is the default OS and I shall indicate references to OS X by placing `OS X:' next to the comment. This review is for the 2TB version Updated info: Using Crystaldiskinfo I found that the drive used in this external drive is a: WDC WD20EARS-00MVWB0 this is a caviar Green SATA-300 drive 7200rpm Delivery...
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