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Western Digital Elements Desktop (WDBAAU series)
6.7 out of 10

Western Digital Elements Desktop (WDBAAU series)

Western Digital's WD Elements Desktop USB 2.0 external hard driv Read more

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

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Overall 6
6.0

blinking white light at the back

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: usb 2.0
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Overall 6
6.0

died after 1.5 yrs of light use

julian w., Newegg
21 June 2013
  • Pros: good while it worked
  • 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!
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Overall 6
6.0

Ok for "passport" type HD's

Alexandre T, Amazon
28 November 2012
  • 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.
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Overall 6
6.0

Ok

Anonymous, Newegg
3 October 2012
  • Pros: Works ok runs well looks brand new.
  • Cons: The first shipping order it came with a British power outlet and not a 3 pin connection for USA.
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Overall 6
6.0

Doesn't Fit Prefectly

Jonathan M, Amazon
23 February 2012
  • 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...
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Overall 6
6.0

It might work if...

james B., Newegg
8 January 2012
  • Pros: Great price for refurbished
  • Cons: ... didnt send the piece that matters the most.. .the US adapter. It came with GB and some other countries adapter, but not a US adapter. .. should have opened the box and checked it sooner.
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Overall 6
6.0

cheap, good, external memory

michael s., Newegg
22 November 2011
  • 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.
  • Cons: none
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Overall 6
6.0

Oh my this drive is slow!

alexander c., Newegg
15 November 2011
Overall 6
6.0

1 for 2

Matthew H., Newegg
11 August 2011
  • Pros: WD external drives seem to work as well as other big brands.
  • Cons: Bought 2, one died very quickly (I/O error was the last I heard from it).
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Overall 6
6.0

Not bad for the price

Kevin M., Newegg
17 July 2011
  • Pros: It has a lot of space, for fairly cheap. It's pretty sturdy, and hasn't died, despite one or two falls (knock on wood).
  • Cons: The USB cable is incredibly short (about twice the length of the device itself). Far too short for any logical purpose. I would strongly advise buying an extension cable if I were you.
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