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

4.5 out of 5 stars 33 customer reviews

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  • 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.
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 17.8 x 12.4 x 3.6 cm ; 1 Kg
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 Kg
  • Item model number: WDBAAU0010HBK-NESN
  • ASIN: B002QEBMB4
  • Date first available at Amazon.ca: April 9 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 33 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #68,207 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
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Product Description

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.

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
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Simply affordable.
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Smart backup and storage for Mac.
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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
     



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Great refurbished product from Amazon. The tiny scuff they identified was a non issue, barelly noticeable... it's an external hard drive after and not Astin Martin. We use it as an external drive to one of our Bell PVR Ready Receiver, works great!
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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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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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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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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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By Kevan TOP 1000 REVIEWER on March 26 2011
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It wasn't too long ago that a 500GB drive could cost you up to $300, which is why this kind of rig is a welcome sight.

The drive itself is pretty standard: 1TB housed in a hard plastic casing. Depending on what you're looking for, this drive could be just what you need, or fall short. The drive is a little slow on the write speeds, and even goes into an idle if it's not being accessed. This can cause waits of about 15 - 30 seconds when bringing it out of the hibernation state. Another curious thing about it is it's lack of an off switch. You must use the Windows "Safely Remove Hardware" option in order to turn the drive off.

For me, this drive was a good choice, as I needed maximum space for archiving, not performance. If you need lots of space for storage and aren't too concerned about write and access speeds, this is a good choice. If you're looking for lightning fast read/write speeds then you should look elsewhere, and maybe even consider a solid state drive.
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I was using this product primarily as a media storage device to attach to my WDTV, so my review is based on this functionality. When I received the product, I'm not sure how, but it was formatted to have 1.5 TB of storage space, even though it is a 1TB hard drive. Although Windows recognized the drive and allowed me to store information on it, WDTV did not recognize the drive, requiring me to reformat it. However, when trying to reformat the drive, Windows would perpetually stop working half way through the reformat citing some error. In the end, I had to delete the main, then create a new volume on the drive, then reformat it. This process took close to a day to finish. After reformatting, the drive showed 1 TB of space, which is what it should have shown initially. At this point, it is recognized by WDTV, and I have no problems with it. I'm actually glad I bought the drive as it is very silent, and powers on when needed, if only the initial set up wasn't so problematic, I would have given it 5 stars.
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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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