Reviews and Problems with Western Digital Elements Portable SE 1TB USB 2.0 (WDBABV0010BBK)
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Better Than WD Pasport Series
PWB Esq, Amazon
15 June 2012
Summary: I have 3 WD Passport Series portable external hard drives - and I much prefer this WD Elements hard drive. First, for a great price, you get the full 1 TB of space - no WD backup software that I don't want to use as on the Passport series. I can dedicate the entire drive to the files I want to put on it without having the constant WD backup taking up valuable space. I bought this drive in the hope that this would be an unfettered portable hard drive, and I was correct.
Summary: I purchased this drive last week. i received it on time. i expected to get the old model of WD, which is big and heavy. in the contrary i was blown away. Civilization has finally reached WD company. the drive is classy, small and light. so far i love it. i recommend this drive to everybody. it does the job. people have complained about malfunctioning when they add more than 600 gb on the drive. if i experience the same issue, i will upgrade my review.
Summary: trust me this hard drive is worth the money i love it i got it while i was deployed got shipped out to the location fast and it was bananas great item and i would def recommend it to some one else the only con is i wish they made it with 3.0 usb but 2.0 still serves the purpose so overrall its great
WD Elements 1 TB USB 2.0 Portable External Hard Drive
14 July 2011
Summary: This thing is amazing value for money, first sub $100 1tb portable hard rive I've come across. Physically a little more weighty than my Samsung 640gb portable hard drive but it is more capacity so I think that's fair. I think the actual capacity is about 970gb.
Summary: I have been using Western digital's Passport drives for about five years (in 250, 320, and 500GB capacity) and have abandoned the Passport series in favor of the Elements drive for larger capacity. This drive does not include automatic backup software--it is ready for me to use solely as a storage device or add my preferred backup software. I've had my drive for over a year now, and it is still purring like a kitten.
Lite Wieght and Portable Compact USB Powered External 1TB Drive
ITBeast "ITBeast", Amazon
7 June 2011
Summary: My Mother-In-Law Called me up a couple of days ago and wanted me to look into buying the biggest storage External Drive that was Lite Wieght, Portable, and Compact that ran on USB Power only (No Cumbersome AC Adapter) so she could take all her Pictures, Videos, and so forth on her 3 week vacation to keep her busy. So I researched between Amazon and another ON-Line Cumputer Orientated retailer and found this product.
Summary: I purchased this item and got it in a very, very short time, so Amazon's shipping gets cudos! However, when I hooked it up, the drive light flashed steadily at about 2 flashes per second and would'nt become steady like my other WD Elements SE drive, so I suspected some trouble. I downloaded WD's diagnostics software, and although it passed all the tests, the "Quick Test" (which should have taken about 5 minutes) took over 10 hours.
Summary: This is the kind of drive WD used to make: big, fast, and no unnecessary software. I've been burned recently by those WD drives that have the strange CD-like partition, which is just a terrible nuisance. This drive, on the other hand, is worth every penny. And it's fast. I'm watching a 27GB folder copy out to it at over 175Mbps. This is really cookin' for my old desktop machine.