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Western Digital Elements Desktop 2TB / 3.5 inch USB External Hard Drive / Black

Manufacturer: Western Digital

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  You will need to format this to work on the PS3

| | See all GATTUSO8's reviews (8)

Paid around 80 pound and am delighted with my purchase. The drive needed to be formatted to work on the ps3 which I was a little worried about at first but I did a little bit of reading into formatting and it didn't take me too long in the end.

  Decent

| | See all Lee987's reviews (8)

Arrived in good time, very lightweight and nice transfer speeds. Other then no power switch had no issues with it so far.
You get about 1.8TB to use when you receive as the default softwarer etc takes some space up.

  Slow access and format request

| | See all Darkan9el's reviews (2)

had this to replace a Samsung external drive that had poor access times 10 second lags etc.

Unfortunately this started to display the same fault so I tested my USB ports but they were fine, I even bought a USB 3.0 PCIe card and tried that, speeds were great for a while then access times dropped again, this eventually culminated in me getting a message on-screen asking if I wanted to format the drive... WHAT!!!! over one gig of data gone... Hmmm I don't think so.

I decided that maybe the USB connection was at fault, the circuit board maybe, so, I removed the HDD from the drive and installed it as an internal drive.

problem sorted, no lag, no lost data. I then got to thinking that maybe these external boxes are underpowered on the system, I personally have a CIT 750watt modular PSU and its powered everything i've had, I'll be upgrading to a BeQuiet 900watt soon and may try putting the HDD back in the box.
I've seen systems that have cheap PSU's or PSU's that really don't give enough juice displaying these characteristics. just a thought don't have time to test the theory.

anyway now its running well, the drive is a green drive so its not going to be super fast but I got it for size not speed. I give it three because it now works but I shouldn't have had to do all the above.

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  Great!

| | See all cardem's reviews (2)

Brilliant external hard drive. It is fast, holds so much space that I will never be able to fill it and is very easy to use

  Missing memory

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Like a previous reviewer, I was annoyed at the 1.8T storage, but experienced the same thing with my 500G storage. The confusion comes from the computing industries use of 1024 bytes as 1k. So, 1 Meg is 1024x1024=1048576 bytes and 1T is 1048576x1048576 = 1099511627776 bytes.
Anyone used to computing would expect 2T to be 2199023255552 bytes, but that is not the way marketing see it.
2000000000000/1099511627776= 1.8T, That is where your missing storage went.

A power button would be nice so I don't have to crawl behind my TV where it is connected.

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  Buying a second its so good

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I regularly work with large data backups for business purposes and highly recommend this HD.

I agree with another reviewer that its slow to mount the drive even on a Mac and a power off button would be nice (hence 4 stars) but other than that its a fantastic product.

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  Buying a second its so good

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I regularly work with large data backups for business purposes and highly recommend this HD.

I agree with another reviewer that its slow to mount the drive even on a Mac and a power off button would be nice (hence 4 stars) but other than that its a fantastic product.

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  WD are the best!

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very fast delivery!
looks goregous!
Stores everything i need it too!
Only issue is it doesnt have a power button but no big deal really :)

  Does what it says on the tin.

| | See all Heedie1's reviews (1)

Exactly what it says, plug n play, running Windows 7 with 3gb ram and no problems at all. I didnt give it 5 stars as when i plugged it in i only get 1.81Tb. Small niggle i know as they all 'lose' a bit of size, but 190gb is quite a bit. Apart from that i'd recommend it.

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  A Bit Temperamental - Died After Only 3 Months!

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Product worked pretty well for three months with no issues, then last week it delivered the unwelcome "click of death" on power-up. Everything on the disk was therefore lost. I use a mirrored back-up system, so even though all the data on the disk was gone, a copy was preserved on my mirror drive.

On the positive side, Play agreed to replace the fault item pretty quickly and paid back the return postage also.

Over the last 12 months, this is the second Western Digital Element drive of mine that has gone bad; even though their street-cred is usually pretty good, I am going to avoid them from now on in.

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