Reviews and Problems with Western Digital Elements Portable SE 750GB USB 2.0 (WDBABV7500ABK)
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Lost Almost 500GB Data Because of this Drive
Morgan S., Amazon
25 October 2013
Summary: This drive worked well for me for about a year (it died two months after warranty expired). One day while using drive I received an error from my Mac Book Pro that stated that it could not read the hard drive.
Pros: I liked it. It was of a nice size (physically and virtually), I liked the way it silently hummed (so I could feel but not hear it), the indicator light was bright and hard to miss. It held my data and the USB cord was a trucker... I'm not sure what else there is to say about the pros.
Cons: It died. Or at least, it is either at death's door or recently gone through it. I bought it 5 days under a year ago and it recently (within the past month) started clicking. At one time, it was clicking and working, then clicking and not working, then working and not clicking, and now it's stowed...
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.
Summary: The last 5 drives that I've had die are WDC. They were great 10 years ago, but quality has gone down precipitously in the last decade. Just not worth it now.
Pros: It was cheap.
Cons: A couple months after buying this drive, it died. I did a cross ship RMA and WD put 2x what I paid for the drive on my credit card to ensure I shipped back the dead one. Sadly, the replacement drive was DOA, so another credit hold and another replacement. That was 3 months ago and the most recent...
Summary: Please think twice before you purchase this drive.
Pros: USB powered
Cons: Normally, I don't give bad review, but this drive is giving me a nightmare level user experience. Comparing to the previous USB connector implementation WD used to have (I own the USB powered WD640gb), this new micro USB one is very bad. After 6 months of usage, connector becomes loose; 9 months ...