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WD 2TB Elements Portable External Hard Drive - USB 3.0 - WDBU6Y0020BBK-NESN

  • High-capacity in a sleek design
  • Free backup software trial
  • USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 compatibility
  • Formatted NTFS

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  • Dylan R.
  • 4/9/2016 3:45:56 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFast, compact, and reliable. Pretty great stuff here.

This review is from: WD 2TB Elements Portable External Hard Drive - USB 3.0 - WDBU6Y0020BBK-NESN

Pros: - Works quickly
- Quiet
- Power cord is decent length
- Sleek, dark look. Looks great if your into all that black.
- Very lightweight

Cons: - Sometimes slow read time, could be due to the fact that my drive has <2GB free space
- Power cable is not like any other cable, its pretty much specific to this drive. Durability of this cable could be brought into question but it has withstood my Cat's attacks for nearly a year.

Other Thoughts: All in all this is a great drive. I actually bought it on sale and am really glad I did. Its a year down the road now (literally in 18 days it will be one year) and its still working like a charm. I have had no issues with this WD except when I connected it to my fathers old XP machine and the PC wouldn't turn off while the drive was still connected, even after Ejecting.

Although I strongly support SSDs and love how they perform I would recommend this HDD to any one and everyone simply because it is so cheap for the amount of storage. That alongside how compact this device is really makes it worth the money.

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  • John M.
  • 1/19/2016 2:35:20 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWorks as expected.

This review is from: WD 2TB Elements Portable External Hard Drive - USB 3.0 - WDBU6Y0020BBK-NESN

Pros: Good storage capacity and fast access of data.

Cons: USB cable is a little short.

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  • Jonathan S.
  • 1/4/2016 1:47:17 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsEasy to install and use

This review is from: WD 2TB Elements Portable External Hard Drive - USB 3.0 - WDBU6Y0020BBK-NESN

Pros: Works as expected. shipped promptly. runs cool off of USB port

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Would recommend and purchase again. Using it as a back up drive for data

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  • Nathan P.
  • 12/9/2015 7:07:41 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWD 2TB

This review is from: WD 2TB Elements Portable External Hard Drive - USB 3.0 - WDBU6Y0020BBK-NESN

Pros: Great drive. Bought as an external for my Xbox one. Works perfectly in that respect. It is very compact. I bought a 1TB WD a year before and that one is 4 times the size.

Cons: USB is short maybe like 12"

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  • Gil A.
  • 11/19/2015 1:57:54 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsFailed in 18 months

This review is from: WD 2TB Elements Portable External Hard Drive - USB 3.0 - WDBU6Y0020BBK-NESN

Pros: Nice package

Cons: Light use in controlled enviroment

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  • Dennis M.
  • 11/7/2015 8:41:02 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWD 2TB Portable USB 3.0 Hard Drive

This review is from: WD 2TB Elements Portable External Hard Drive - USB 3.0 - WDBU6Y0020BBK-NESN

Pros: This is a nice light weight portable HD, fast and reliable for the price I just couldn't overlook it. I have always had great success with WD and this portable is living up to the WD reputation.

Cons: None really, the backup software is a trial version, I just deleted it and had another 130MB free space

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  • Jamie C.
  • 10/19/2015 5:16:51 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood, Quick Backup

This review is from: WD 2TB Elements Portable External Hard Drive - USB 3.0 - WDBU6Y0020BBK-NESN

Pros: Small, light, affordable, reliable, fast

Cons: Funny shape (this is a very minor con)

Other Thoughts: I bought this and a similar 2TB Seagate drive. They are the same size, and they seem to perform the same. This one has a sturdier case, but the Seagate is flat and a little more compact. This one is "cushion shaped."

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  • Richard H.
  • 10/14/2015 9:45:59 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsWindows 7 frequently refuses to eject

This review is from: WD 2TB Elements Portable External Hard Drive - USB 3.0 - WDBU6Y0020BBK-NESN

Pros: Cost per gigabyte; portability

Cons: Windows 7 *frequently* refuses to eject this drive. This is both annoying and scary because I am always concerned about losing my data when I unplug the thing. I am going to save my data elsewhere and throw this thing away. (However, I want to add that I have other *smaller* Western Digital USB drives...500GB or less...and they have worked *fantastically well*.)

Other Thoughts: In spite of this negative experience, I still very much like Western Digital HDDs and I will continue to purchase more of them. My computer's internal 3-1/2" HDDs and my smaller (<= 500GB) USB drives work fantastically well. It is only this 2TB USB drive that is giving me problems.

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  • Anonymous
  • 5/23/2015 5:16:42 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsWD Elements in comparison to myPassort and Seagate Backup plus portable

This review is from: WD 2TB Elements Portable External Hard Drive - USB 3.0 - WDBU6Y0020BBK-NESN

Pros: I use one of each WD mypassport, mypassport ultra [metal], and Seagate bpp, all under Linux with Luks/LVM (even for root) and so far didn't notice any problems.

Cons: the internal HD has usb/sata-controller is on the same PCB as the drive. thus can't be connected to a sata port for data recovery if USB/sata-converter fails. this is not WD Elements specific. it also applies to WD myPassport series which use the same internal harddisk as Elements, i.e., WD10JMVW.

To recover data via sata-port one would have to solder pins on internal sata-port on HD's PCB. (there might be other, professional recovery methods.)

Other Thoughts: compared to WD Elements and myPassport, the almost 50% lighter and slimmer Seagate backup plus portable USB3.0 employs a 9.5mm tall, 2.5-in 2TB Samsung Spinpoint M9T (SATA) drive with separate usb/sata-converter, providing for better data recovery. however judging from the about 10% of reviews on the web who report Seagate drive failures within few months of operation, the WD might still be a better choice – eventhough not long ago Seagate bought WD - as well as Samsung's HD business.

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  • Jean S.
  • 4/22/2015 4:47:16 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsvery good disk

This review is from: WD 2TB Elements Portable External Hard Drive - USB 3.0 - WDBU6Y0020BBK-NESN

Pros: quite a good disk

Cons: so far, none

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