Reviews and Problems with Western Digital Elements Desktop (WDBAAU series)
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Tuan H., Newegg
28 August 2014
Summary: One day it just randomly died on me. I then took it out of the external case and unscrewed the drive from the power supply. Then manually connecting it to the pc. It shows up as disk is not initialized and is unknown and would not allow to do anything. Im assuming this is now dead??
Pros: managed to get 4 years out of it lots of space
Cons: poor durability. It suddenly died after 1.5 yrs of very light usage. As I read other reviews, it seems clear that WD drives are like playing Russian Roulette: great if you don't get the bullet, but once in a while you'll get shot. Time to explore another brand!
Summary: VERY solid construction. Very well made B U T not too great for the book HD's, excellent for up to two passport type HD's. If you're looking to store one of your "big" HD (eg: 1GB, 3GB...), it will be a very very tight fit & the zipper will barely close. I oroginally bought it for my "big" HD's, but kept it to use with my "smaller" passport type HD's.
Summary: I got the case because it said it can fit WD hard drives from 500GB up to 3TB. However, The compartment inside the case that has the netting for your hard drive, well that net elastic doesn't stretch enough to fit the harddrive in there comfortably you have to kinda force it in and i have the Western Digital WD Elements 3 TB USB 2.0 Desktop External Hard Drive. Also the case won't close if you use the pouch provided for the adapter.
Summary: if only it didn't need external power this thing would be a five egger.
Pros: not small nor large, this external memory is quick in transmission, holds gobs of data, and has never failed to export or import ant data I have thrown at it. deep black color blends in well and is hardly noticed as computer hardware.