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Western Digital WD Elements 2 TB USB 2.0 Desktop External Hard Drive WDBAAU0020HBK-NESN (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

4.3 out of 5 stars 47 customer reviews

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  • 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(TM) and an EnergyStar compliant power supply.
  • Earth-friendly packaging - Packaged in a minimized eco-friendly, recyclable packaging made from recycled materials.
  • Preformatted for PCs - 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 Kg
  • Item model number: WDBAAU0020HBK-NESN
  • ASIN: B002QEBMCI
  • Date first available at Amazon.ca: March 18 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 47 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #62,259 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
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Product Description

Product Description

Western Digital Elements USB 2.0 external hard drive is the right answer for simple, reliable add-on storage. Designed with the same commitment to quality that made WD external drives the number one drives in the world. Just plug it in to a USB port and start saving your photos, music, video, and files.

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 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
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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 - 2 TB
500 GB - 3 TB
1 TB and 2 TB
1 TB and 2 TB
 
WD SmartWare
 
 
Automatic backup
 
 
Password protection
and hardware encryption
 
 
Capacity gauge
   
 
Custom e-label
     



Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

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This is a good hard drive. Silent, great looking case and at good price. But i think it's too slow at writing. I use it with my 'Network Media Tank' for storing movie files. I transfert files around 6 Go regulary and it's a longer task than it should be. But other than, that i am very pleased with everything else! The best choice for a reliable external hard drive in my view.
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By domwrap TOP 1000 REVIEWER on Dec 22 2011
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Having had my Samsung Story 1.5TB for around 2 years and finally getting my NSLU2 Unslung, I bought this to be the second and backup drive in my wireless file-sharing solution. Compared to the Story this drive is a quiet mouse. I never hear it spinning up or down, no clicks of access, just bumbles along working just fine. I've not run any performance tests but it's being accessed mostly wirelessly so that'll be the bottleneck and don't care much beyond. The Story has since been giving I/O errors so will be binned soon and replaced with another drive. If it wasn't for the risk of having two identical drives, I'd buy another one.

One point to note, which could be a pro and con, is that the device has no activity light on the front. For me having the drive permanently connected under the tv with my Slug it's nice as it's not constantly blinking at me (unlike the damn Story's underlight like something from 2 Fast 2 Furious) but or others this could be an issue.

On the whole, recommended.
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Got it on sale for 89 and it's great so far. Quiet and quite cool when in used. Only bad thing is that it does not have a power switch at the back.
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This disk comes at a cheaper $/Gb ratio than DVD's, and transfers are of course much faster.
Subtle and quiet, it can be used advantageously with time machine on a Mac.
I definitely recommend buying it for domestic usage.
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Pros:
-Silent (perfect if you keep it in your bedroom like me, I had to disconnect my old HP external HD when I wanted to sleep)
-Good price
-2 TB is well enough space
-No annoying LED (as I said before, perfect for the bedroom!)

Cons:
-Only a little slow, but it's normal for a USB 2.0 external HD and I was aware of it before buying it. If time transfer matters to you, consider another one.
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What I like this drive most is very reliable as peace of mind. I used 10 of the WD Elements 2TB at work for large data backup and storage and never got a single problem for past 12 months. I also used Seagate 2TB extension and Fantom GreenDrive 2TB but both had a few of drives failed. I would give 5-star if it have USB3 or eSATA ports. It's relativly slow, but what can we expect from USB 2.0?
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The hardware works all right, except a little problem that happened less than a month after my purchase. One of it suddenly failed. I don't know why. The indication light on its front is suddenly dead and sequently the hardware failed to show up in the windows explorer. I guess it's because the socket suddenly went wrong because whatever electrical equipment I plugged in that socket later refused to work. But when I plug it to another socket, it wouldn't work any more, so I guess something inside the hardware damaged during the power blackout. So I sent the damaged product for return. The new hardware arrived in a week, and it worked just fine. So afterall, this is a satisfying purchase anyway.
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I just got this and started using it yesterday so maybe it's premature to praise it so much but it's extremely easy to use! No software updates required, just plug in and drag-and-drop. It's a bit bulky just as it looks but it's not heavy.
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