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Western Digital Elements Desktop 1TB External USB Hard Drive / Black

Released on 09 February 2009

Manufacturer: Western Digital

2.0 out of 5 (8 customer reviews) | Write a review

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Preformatted and ready to go, WD Elements USB 2.0 external hard drives make it possible to add reliable, high capacity storage instantly to your PC or Macintosh computer.

Plain, simple, reliable add-on storage. This external USB 2.0 drive is preformatted for immediate use. Simply plug it in to a USB port and you've got instant storage your PC or Macintosh.

Key Features
High-speed USB 2.0 - For maximum performance; backward compatible with USB 1.1 ports

Plug and Play Storage - Just plug it in, connect the cable to add high-speed storage for both desktop and notebook computers

Rugged Metal Case - Compact, durable metal case for extra data protection

1TB HDD Holds:

  • Up to 284,000 digital photos
  • Up to 250,000 songs (MP3)
  • Up to 24,000 songs (uncompressed CD quality)
  • Up to 76 hours of Digital Video (DV)
  • Up to 400 hours of DVD quality video
  • Up to 120 hours of HD video
  • Main Specification:

    • Product Description: WD Elements Desktop WDE1UBK10000 - hard drive - 1 TB - Hi-Speed USB
    • Type: Hard drive - external
    • Dimensions (WxDxH): 12.5 cm x 20.4 cm x 3.6 cm
    • Weight: 1.02 kg
    • Enclosure Colour: Black
    • Localisation: United Kingdom
    • Capacity: 1 TB
    • Interface Type: Hi-Speed USB
    • Data Transfer Rate: 480 Mbps
    • OS Required: Apple MacOS X 10.3 or later, Microsoft Windows Vista / 2000 / XP
    • Power Source: Included AC adapter

    customer Reviews

     Average rating (8 reviews)

     two down none to go!!

    | | See all russelljohn's reviews (1)

    bought one of these filled it full of a few files then it short circuited within 2 days. lost everything! got an exchange only used it 2 back up files but again short circuited and lost everything. unfixable!

    do not buy! there are better ones out there....

     Touch wood

    | | See all knighty1982's reviews (6)

    Ok, so many have said the adapter has broke on them. Mine has worked fine so far and been put to alot of use.
    If I had to fault it, then it's a bit heavy and makes clicking sounds when in use!? Ok, really, they are just petty things.
    It's a cheap 1TB hard drive that does the job.
    Don't um and arr...just buy it!!

     Review Update

    | | See all technerd's reviews (29)

    I've had this drive for about 7months now and all of a sudden it stopped working. Tried it on a few different systems and nothing...
    So I took it to a data recovery bloke who said the circuit board has failed but the drive itself is fine. So currently, it's sat in a carrier bag under my desk till I modify my computer and put the drive inside as an internal.
    As a result, I'm not in the market for another external drive, but I'm going to get an internal one and an enclosure, so if there are any problems, warranty isn't voided by removing the casing.

    Other than this problem (no idea what caused it) the drive is fine... So guess the circuit board wasn't as good quality as I would have liked.

    Not a total loss as data isn't lost. I'd give Western Digital the benefit of the doubt this time, as they make good drives. As I say, if you have a problem, look into the warranty so you know what you shouldn't do to result in voiding it.
    Lastly, as I said earlier, getting an internal drive and external enclosure covers your bum if you need to remove the casing to do any troubleshooting.

    My original review is below in case it is of interest to anyone.

    I've had this for a few months now. Have been using it to back up PlayTv recordings from my PS3. Works great. Also have taken it to a friends house and it worked fine there too. So it's portable.
    Larger than I expected but not really a problem. Runs very quietly. Affordable price.

    No complaints, however if I get a serious problem (data loss etc) I'll update this review.

     Power Pack defect

    | | See all LuckyL's reviews (2)

    so mine packed in as well....6 out of 8 drives had the PSU pack in and there is no replacement available.
    Customer support does not respond.

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