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This review is from: WD Elements 2TB USB 2.0 External Desktop Hard Drive - Black (Personal Computers)
As I've come to expect from WD, these drives are excellent, I have two 2TB ones (this new model) and two 1TB ones (the old 'elements' model that was longer with the rubber edges on back and front).
Was a big fan of the older model of 'elements' drives, and so was concerned they had tried to profitize and so made a cheaper more tacky 'elements' model. Anyway, its not the case, solid as a rock, reliable, quiet, quality feel, and looks better too. Buy them now!
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Initial post: 28 Apr 2011 19:32:43 BDT
M. morin says:
to the point and made me look further into this drive before parting with my cash
Posted on 5 May 2011 15:56:05 BDT
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Posted on 15 Jun 2011 00:27:23 BDT
the hd needs external power? i mean, why includes ac adapter? tanks very much for the answer
In reply to an earlier post on 29 Jun 2011 14:39:40 BDT
Last edited by the author on 29 Jun 2011 14:40:46 BDT
Amazon Customer says:
It requires external power because it would use too much current if taking it from the pcs usb - the power supply that comes with this drive is quite high capacity,mine is rated at at 3.2 Amps DC
Posted on 4 Jul 2011 19:02:17 BDT
Last edited by the author on 4 Jul 2011 19:18:49 BDT
I've left my comment here because this review was the most popular at the time.
Many reviewers on this site have complained about this drive disappearing or not being recognised. I purchased one today and had the same problem. In my case I worked out that the USB cable provided with the drive was faulty. The mini connector seems to be the problem. Using the drive with a a different USB cable fixed the issue. I then tried using the WD provided cable to connect my MP3 player and the same problem occurred i.e. sometimes the MP3 player would be recognised but mostly it wouldn't.
The USB cable provided does have Western Digital's logo stamped onto it so I would expect it to have been of decent quality.
Please take this into account before purchasing. The high percentage of negative reviews on this site show that I am not the only one to have had problems with this drive.
In reply to an earlier post on 21 Jul 2011 10:09:57 BDT
I have one of these plugged into a WD TV box, I find it goes AWOL after being inactive, which I think is by design...I think some people don't appear to understand this.
In reply to an earlier post on 27 Sep 2011 17:28:55 BDT
F. Lane says:
I have a similar problem with the USB connection to my MP3 headphones; have to jiggle the cable to get the damn thing to show onscreen; bought a replacement cable, same prob, so it's likely the connection itself, rather than the cable. dunno what the answer is, but it's annoying to have the window disappearing half a dozen times while transferring music!
Posted on 4 Apr 2012 15:26:53 BDT
Mr. R. Foulkes says:
Is this model pre-formatted in FAT32? I want to buy one in this format to use with my PS3.
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