Western Digital WD Elements 1 TB USB 2.0 Desktop External Hard Drive WDBAAU0010HBK-NESN (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

by Western Digital
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)

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Product Features

  • Designed with the same commitment to quality that made WD external drives the number one selling drives in the world.
  • Just connect the power and plug it into a USB port to instantly add more storage to your computer.
  • Turns on and off with your computer. Enters idle mode when not in use. Utilizes a WD drive with power-saving WD GreenPower Technology and an EnergyStar compliant power supply.
  • Packaged in a minimized eco-friendly, recyclable packaging made from recycled materials
  • Designed for use with Windows-based computers. Can be easily reformatted for use with Macs.


Product Details


Product Description

From the Manufacturer

WD Elements™ Desktop External Drive - Simply affordable.

Western Digital's WD Elements Desktop USB 2.0 external hard drives are the right answer for simple, reliable add-on storage. Simply plug one in to a USB port and start saving your photos, music, video, and files.

Features at a glance

  • Simple add-on storage
  • Plug-and-play
  • USB 2.0 interface
  • WD quality inside and out
  • 1-year limited warranty

WD quality inside and out - Designed with the same commitment to quality that made WD external drives the number one selling drives in the world.

Plug-and-play simplicity - Just connect the power and plug it into a USB port to instantly add more storage to your computer.

Designed to save power - Turns on and off with your computer. Enters idle mode when not in use. Utilizes a WD drive with power-saving WD GreenPower Technology™ and an EnergyStar compliant power supply.

Packaging - Packaged in a minimized way,recyclable packaging made from recycled materials. Preformatted for PCs - Designed for use with Windows-based computers. Can be easily reformatted for use with Macs.

Preformatted for PCs - Designed for use with Windows-based computers. Can be easily reformatted for use with Macs.

 

Compatibility

Available USB port, Mac OS® X Tiger® or Leopard®, Windows® Vista®/XP

Note: Compatibility may vary, depending on user's hardware configuration and operating system.

What's in the box

USB 2.0 external hard drive, USB cable, AC adapter, Quick Install Guide.

 


Desktop Storage
Comparison Chart
WD Elements Desktop My Book Essential My Book for Mac My Book Studio
Simply affordable.
Next generation storage and backup.
Smart backup and storage for Mac.
Pure performance for Mac.
 
Interface
USB 2.0
USB 3.0, USB 2.0
USB 2.0
FireWire 800,
USB 2.0
 
Capacity range
500 GB - 3 TB
500 GB - 3 TB
640 GB - 2 TB
1 TB and 2 TB
 
WD SmartWare
 
 
Automatic backup
 
 
Password protection
and hardware encryption
 
 
Capacity gauge
   
 
Custom e-label
     

Product Description

Designed with the same commitment to quality that made WD external drives the number one drives in the world, Western Digital's WD Elements USB 2.0 external hard drives are the right answer for simply affordable add-on storage. Just plug it in to a USB port and start saving your photos, music, video, and files. Kit contains; USB 2.0 external hard drive, USB cable, AC adapter, Quick Install Guide.


Customer Reviews

Most helpful customer reviews
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good for the price Nov. 16 2010
Works well, have it partitioned to use for my wii backups and to backup my computer files. Havent had any issue yet.Would Recommend this external harddrive.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bon produit May 9 2011
Je l'ai acheter il y a 2 mois pour brancher sur ma Wii version 4.3U et il est parfait il fonctionne très bien.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars parfait Jan. 11 2012
Parfait : ce disque dur externe fait la job!
Un pour mes back-up et un autre pour mon média hub.
En plus, il a une apparence monolithique que j'aime.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bon achat Jan. 14 2011
By malop
Rien de particulier à dire, sinon que tout fonctionne sans problème. Le disque est silencieux. À 90$ pour 1TB, ça me semble un excellent achat.
Utilisé sous linux (debian sqeeze).
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2.0 out of 5 stars Worked well until it died June 17 2014
By Piata
Verified Purchase
I was using this external hard drive to stream media onto a Western Digital media player. After about a year, the media player started having trouble accessing files on the external hard drive. Eventually nothing could access it, including the computer I used to load media onto the hard drive. I assume it's a faulty usb connection but have yet to open up the enclosure and find out.

I've had good experiences with WD's internal hard drives so I'm pretty disappointed with this product. It did not live up to the WD name.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Still works April 3 2013
By Wingard
Verified Purchase
Years after my purchase, I did not need to do restores from the backups on it but it still works.
2014 - July: Update
It failed to start there for a little care but I changed adapters and it chums again just fine.
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5.0 out of 5 stars idéal pour espace disque supplémentaire Feb. 28 2013
By Marco G
Verified Purchase
Livraison rapide, colis bien emballé, les articles que j'attendais étaient tous dans le premier envoi. Le produit fait ce qu'il doit faire. Image clair et son impeccable. Idéal pour le stockage des émissions de mon PVR. J'en ai un autre pour du stockage de données, jumelé à mon ordinateur.
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5.0 out of 5 stars tres satisfait du produit et du service Sept. 9 2012
Verified Purchase
j ai recu ce produit dans les délais raisonnable et l embalage etait comforme et sécuritaire pour que le produit soit protégé. tres bon service je suis un client satisfait eet je continue de magasiner sur ce site
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Most recent customer reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Admiral
Excellent product. Plug & Play style. No need for any expertise. I use NERO 10 for back up all documents and pictures I keep on my PC.
Published on March 2 2012 by Admiral
5.0 out of 5 stars Fast shipment
So far so good and as ordered. Have used it for about 2 wks now and everything seems to be as expected.
Published on Feb. 28 2012 by Claude Laprade
5.0 out of 5 stars Ideal Data Storage
This product is perfect for data storage. For many users, 1TB is more than enough storage space. Data is easily accessible through USB 2.0 and streams quickly. Read more
Published on Nov. 8 2011 by Tedse
5.0 out of 5 stars Does what it says on the tin
Having got this a couple months back, I can say it works exactly as described, and hasn't died on me yet. The transfer speed is actually pretty impressive considering it's USB 2. Read more
Published on Oct. 22 2011 by David
5.0 out of 5 stars It works :)
I always have faith in WD and this one didn't disappointment me like all the previous one. I am lucky to get the 1TB for $60 + tax, which is even cheaper than the 500Gb ones!!
Published on Sept. 9 2011 by kof201
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT PRODUCT
DELIVERY CAME FASTER THAN EXPECTED, I WAS THRILLED!
The product itself was amazing, given the price I paid for. Read more
Published on Sept. 7 2011 by JT
3.0 out of 5 stars A great product with some kinks initially
I was using this product primarily as a media storage device to attach to my WDTV, so my review is based on this functionality. Read more
Published on Sept. 7 2011 by AN
5.0 out of 5 stars Just what I needed
Great product, just a blank hard drive with 1TB space. No need to install software, just plug it in and transfer files.
Published on May 16 2011 by Duncan
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