Reviews and Problems with Western Digital WD Elements SE USB 3.0 (WDBPCK-series+ WDBBJH0015BBK)
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Good little hard drive - shame about the little lifespan though!
17 September 2014
Summary: I've been using this hard drive since 2012 with my MacBook Pro and didn't have a single problem to report...until now. It was super easy - just plug it in and time machine does the rest. Fairly quiet although does have a flashing light which can be annoying at night - a very minor complaint.
Summary: I have two of these. When I received the first one I was quite disappointed that it didn’t have a power supply. It was only after using it that I realised the advantages of no power supply. I can just pop it into the USB port and away I go. I like it so much I bought a second one.
Summary: It died after a year and out of Warranty. WD only offer a one year warranty on their Elements HDs, Seagate offer a three year warranty and get a higher ratio of 4/5 star reviews vs 1/2 star so I now use their hard drives instead of WD. Simples!
Summary: When we initially received this WD, we were pleased with the size, style and price. Unfortunately it has died, refusing to read/write or format, nine months after purchase. Now comes the question of whether I can get a replacement that could die again, or go with another manufacturer.
Summary: I had to backup all my files when my hdd failed on me so while waiting for a hdd replacement I bought this one to back everything up. I am a photographer and those of you out there that work with big files know how things go when you transfer things like that from a location to another.
Summary: It just did not want to work and my laptop failed over and over again to recognise the hardware. After several hours of fiddling about I managed to install it and even then it only works via a Norton backup system.
Summary: I bought this because my previous external hard drive (desktop sized) is also a WD and it is still going strong after nearly 6 years of heavy use - I think it's time to start taking precautions! Although this is the same capacity I thought I'd rather get a pocked sized drive.