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Western Digital Elements 1TB Desktop External Hard Drive

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  • WDBAAU0010HBK-NESN
  • USB 2.0
  • 3.5"
  • 1 year limited

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1/ 5
Corrupted

Pros: Not really any. Bought this in 2012 and it turns on in 2017.

Cons: I have not used this drive since 2012. I used this drive to backup my older computer hard drive, and then the hard drive corrupted, and lost all my data on the drive.

Other Thoughts: Buy seagate

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
1/ 5
Worst HDD I have ever owned!

Pros: It works sometimes

Cons: constantly going corrupt in different ways. I am constantly having to run recovery programs to try to either fix the corruption or recover files (I am doing so right now as I right this.)

Other Thoughts: As I said, I have had to use data recovery software several times due to this thing going corrupt. I have always been careful with it and barely have ever moved it except a few times. It has been a constant pain and right now I unfortunately decided to take my chances when reloading windows on my main drive, and use this for backing up my data. I have precious home movies, photos, etc that I am now trying to recover due to the master file table going corrupt. I don't know what to say other than I need a new drive that is more reliable but I am deathly afraid to ever use Western Digital again after my experience.

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
3/ 5
Western Digital Elements life span.

Pros: One of two is still working three years later. They did exceed their warranty dates.

Cons: The other died after two years. These drives are only used for backup one hour a day every other week.

Other Thoughts: I would not buy another Western Digital Elements drive. They seem to be the cheapest made. I would upgrade to something that offered at least a five year warranty.

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
It blinks and stores data

Pros: Stores 1 TB of data. Works pretty well. Using it as an external backup for some pretty important files and it's doing a nifty job of it. USB 3.0, which is nice (if you have that capability).

Cons: Nothing really.

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
1/ 5
Dead after less than two years

Pros: Spacious, no excess software to deal with.

Cons: DEAD, after less than two years!

Other Thoughts: Warranty is out (of course), and the drive is useful only as a paperweight. Went to check a backup (which was the purpose for this drive), and came back with errors. Tried to diagnose, but the drive was only intermittently visible to the desktop. Tried to repair permissions, ran WD's own Acronis software hoping that it was just a glitch, but no dice. As a last resort I turned to WD's Quick Formatter, but the drive can't be formatted. I am very disappointed with WD. I tried one of their drives on the recommendation of a friend. My Seagate died after less than 5 years of use, so all in all I can't say I'm happy with the quality of the products these companies. Seagate is not what it once was, and I'm starting to wonder how trustworthy any of them are anymore.

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Manufacturer Response:
Hi, we regret hearing your drive failed in such a short time frame. For additional assistance on these concerns, please contact us at (800) 275-4932, or via our support website at: http://support.wdc.com/rs
Be sure to reference this Newegg review and we will get you in touch with the proper team member to work with you.
Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Still works!

Pros: -Lives long
-Durable
-Large space
-Cheap[at the time]

Cons: -Expensive and smaller compared to deals now
-needs an AC adaptor

Other Thoughts: Bought it in 2009, so the market has changed since then, but this thing still works like a charm! No real complaints about it.

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5

Pros: nice price, 1 tb, wd

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: Ive had these baby for over 2 yrs and keeps on trucking. good stuff

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
2/ 5
Wd MyBook

Pros: Great while it lasted

Cons: Failed after 4 months and I am still having trouble getting replacement from WD. Not to mention thousands of pictures and music files lost that had cost me substantial money to obtain.
Still fussing with WD for them to recover data files

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Manufacturer Response:
We appreciate your feedback and apologize for any inconvenience you may have experienced with the WD Elements, as this is not the typical experience with the product. We are very sorry to hear that your drive did not function so soon after it was delivered. We stand behind our warranty for the duration of the products provided warranty period, and as such, we are here to support our products regardless of the circumstances. We would like to assure you that what you have experienced is extremely abnormal, and attempt to resolve this particular issue for you directly. Please contact us at 1 (800) 275-4932, or via our support website at: http://support.wdc.com/rs/. Please indicate within the online case creation or with the first support agent you speak with, that you are responding to a Newegg review, so we route you and your information to the correct team members.
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