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Fast USB3 Harddrive,
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This review is from: WD Elements 500GB Portable Hard Drive USB 3.0/2.0 - Black (Personal Computers)
A small fast USB3 Harddrive that just works.
If you own a USB3 laptop / desktop then this is an essential compatible storage accessory.
If you are still on a USB2 laptop / desktop but planning an upgrade then USB3 then the Western Digital still makes a sensible purchase.
If you are stuck with only USB2 with no plans to upgrade then buy a cheaper USB2 Harddrives.
For my new USB3 laptop, this Harddrives works brilliantly.
I bought this drive on the 1st of October.
I did my 1st Mac Laptop backup on the 4th of October.
Every 10 days I do an incremental backup.
The drive died today on the 3rd of June!!!!!!!!!!!
9 months life for a drive used once ever 10 days, terrible!
To be fair other similar drives from different manufacturers have similar 4-8% fail rates.
This is the 1st Harddrive failure I've had.