Western Digital Elements 1.5 TB,External,7200 RPM (639140) Hard Drive
(1 Epinions review)
Great value for 1.5 TB
Nov 25, 2009
Review by nyclamusician
Rated a Helpful Review
Pros:- amazing value- quiet- fast
Cons:requires a lot of USB power
The Bottom Line: For the money, you can't find a better deal, especially from a brand name like Western Digital.
This is a fantastic value for a 1.5 Terabyte Hard Drive.
Recommend this product?
It's quiet, it's fast, and Western Digital is a brand that I have always depended on. The one time I had a HD fail on me, they replaced it no questions asked.
I do have some pet peeves with this hard drive:- if you are planning on using it with other USB devices, like other hard drives, you will need to have a powered USB hub, otherwise it will quit on you in mid transfer.- the AC adapter is bulky so if you are plugging into a power strip, it will take 3 outlets to fit it.- if you like monitoring the status of your box visually, it's a bit difficult to do with the read/write light being in the back of the drive
The case is nice and sturdy. It does not seem to overheat. It also absorbs noise and vibration quite well.
Like a lot of the new hard drives, it has an external SATA interface and SMART capability which allows it to communicate diagnostics back to the computer. There are a lot of programs out there like HDInspector that use this data to determine the health of the Hard drive as well as a possible death date.
Other than that, this could very well be the best external HD for the money out there.
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