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WD Elements 640GB USB 2.0 2.5" Portable External Hard Drive WDBAAR6400ABK-NESN Midnight Black

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  • 640GB
  • USB 2.0
  • 1 Year Manufacturer Warranty

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A simple, high quality portable drive that is light and easy to carry. Simply plug it in to any USB port and start saving your photos, music, video, and files. The Western Digital Elements 640GB Hard Drive uses less power and supports quieter, cooler-running desktop PCs. This hard drive is suitable for high-performance home and business computing, as it can handle high-end data-intensive and multimedia applications.

  • newegg High Performance Hard Drive The high performance 2.5” hard drive provides a large capacity of 640GB, perfect for storing and backing up your movies, music, applications and documents.
  • newegg Compact Hard Drive The compact Western Digital Elements external hard drive in slim dimensions of 5.0” x 3.1” x 0.6” easily fits into your shirt or briefcase pocket, so you can carry it anywhere.
  • newegg USB 2.0 Interface The Western Digital Elements external hard drive features a USB 2.0 interface for fast transfer speeds of up to 480Mbps and plug-and-play connectivity. In addition, the hard drive is powered directly through the USB cable.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
It served its purpose.

Pros: It had absolutely no bloatware. It was a simple plug and play external hard drive, just like a USB drive. There is no "software" that it comes with. This is what I exactly needed.

Cons: I ordered this hard drive on the day before it went on sale. I was really upset that I didn't wait just a day more and I could have made this a even better deal.

Other Thoughts: WD should really stop putting their crapware into external hard drives. It really makes a lot of things much harder, especially the ones where you can't get rid of it.

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Great for Wii

Pros: Works for Wii homebrew channel perfectly
Games that you backup onto it load so much faster than disk
Dead silent
Look mom, no power cords

Cons: None

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Working like a charm

Pros: Small
No power cord
640 GB

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: I'm using this as a secondary backup for several computers. Transfer speeds are ok, but it is a USB connection. Large files will take a bit of time. It comes with several autorun files on the drive. Their only purpose is to put a blue WD logo next to it's icon in Windows explorer. These can just be deleted with no problems. It won't effect how windows sees the drive.

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Ownership: less than 1 day
5/ 5
For the moron below

Pros: The moron below who gave it two eggs because it's formatted 50GB below 640GB. Let me teach you a little bit about computers so maybe you can justify your "tech knowledge" as high, which it obviously isn't.

It's the marketing that says the drive is 640GB, but if you read the fine print, it states that 1GB = 1,000,000,000 bytes. Computers read 1GB = 2^(30) = 1,073,741,824 bytes. So 640,000,000,000/1,073,741,824 = 596GB.

Cons: This is something ALL harddrive manufacturer's do, including Hitachi which you quoted. You must be used to buying tiny drives because the difference in the two numbers is smaller as the drive size gets smaller.

Other Thoughts: I am buying this drive for a Christmas gift, I will come back and write an updated review later; however, having owned an older WD Elements drive, I'm sure this will deserve the 5-stars I've given this review.

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Works like it should

Pros: Simple to operate. Plug and play. Device works as it was built to do. Price on Newegg was great.

Cons: None

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Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Great for backups

Pros: I bought this to use on my sister's notebook so she could back it up. Simply plug the USB connector to the HD and to your PC and it appears as another drive. No auto-run junk, no drivers to install, no extra power cords.... As simple as it gets.

Cons: None yet.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
5/ 5
Best portable HDD

Pros: Reliable and decently fast transfer rate without a power supply except a USB port.

Bought mine for sale last year and still does an amazing job storing large files.

Cons: No cons except I wish the 1TB portable was cheaper then I'd have to buy that.

Other Thoughts: Best portable HDD you can buy and competitively priced compared to others I would steer completely away from the Passport series of external HDDs from WD as I heard those are horrible. Th elements is your best choice as its extremely reliable and user friendly.

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
2/ 5
disappointed

Pros: small size, large storage

Cons: Even though it touts 640GB , you only get about 590GB because of formatting. Other companies like Hitachi and others almost always give you at least the advertised amount after formatting but to lose almost 50GB in formatting is a kick in the pants!

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