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Western Digital Elements 1TB USB 3.0 External Hard Drive WDBUZG0010BBK-NESN Black
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Pros: Inexpensive (compared to similar products on market at time of purchase). Extremely simple plug-n-play... just plug and go (needs reformatting for Mac OS X). Single USB port required (no ext power needed). Very small (just larger than my palm).

Cons: Runs warm. Plastic case insulates heat a bit too well (wish it was aluminum). However, it does have four tiny feet to keep it from lying flush against a surface. Included *custom* USB cable is only about 18 inches (45 cm). If this cable is broken, you're out an ext HDD! A bit slow compared to a similar competing product.

Other Thoughts: -1 egg for plastic case and custom cabling.

Just received it in mail (2 days after purchase). Make sure your virtual machine doesn't grab the drive away from the host. I spent ½ hour tracking down why I couldn't access it. USB speeds are slow, but that's what you're buying.

Comes with 30-day trial of WD backup s/w.

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Display Name: Rick M.

Date Joined: 05/20/11

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