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3.0 out of 5 stars WD Elements Review, 9 Aug 2010
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This review is from: WD Elements 2TB USB 2.0 External Desktop Hard Drive - Black (Personal Computers)
I purchased this drive just over 30 days ago.
Worked well for the first week. Quite as a mouse and appeared to be just the hard drive, no software to install and nothing to worry about, plug and play!
I formatted it as NTFS (Quick format).

However over the past 2 weeks the drive started playing up with corruption to the NTFS master table.
I managed to off load my data to other drives I have, unfortunately I can no longer format the drive so I have asked Amazon for a refund for now.
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Initial post: 24 Sep 2010 12:11:09 BDT
It sounds like one star would have been more appropriate - thanks for the warning!

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Jan 2013 12:55:55 GMT
Tarik Jaali says:
Did you get your refund from Amazon?

Posted on 15 May 2013 07:53:17 BDT
If you are running this or any drive under windows beware... there be demons here.
I am a predominantly Linux user and have never had a problem with any of my drives when operating in a Linux based environment. The other day I plugged my 1TB Elements into a computer running Windows. When I next came to plug into my laptop running uBuntu I found the drive to be corrupted and unable to mount - a further look with a windows computer told me it was unformatted and asked me to format the drive???
Luckily it was visible using "testdisk" in an uBuntu terminal which enabled me to recover the data and the corrupted drive.
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