Western Digital Elements 3TB USB 2.0 Desktop External Hard Drive - WDBAAU0030HBK-NESN
What I expected--a 3TB USB 2 drive6/7/2012
So far it has allowed me to do everything I wanted/expected to do with it. No problems two months later.
Massive amount of storage for a great price. I have several smaller drives and I wanted 1 drive that I could save everything to and this solved that problem.
I purchased this product in mid-March (2012). 38 days later it began making a tapping sound.
i bought this to free my laptop from a lot of files mostly photos and videos, now my laptop is running faster. it's a bit expensive but maybe because it has 3TB space. it was the cheapest I found (i didn't know though that it was refurbished). works fast when cutting and pasting files but a lot slower when copying files. needs to be plugged in while using. my only frustration is it's not like usb memory stick (plug and play); i open files when i connect it directly to my hdtv
First one dead, 2nd one good4/29/2012
First reburb drive no good..."too many bad sectors" to even run WD Data Lifeguard diagnostics. Second drive passed the full extended test and is in service now.
Great price and size4/27/2012
Great price for a 3TB drive.
great product for the price4/22/2012
previously owned a 2.5 TB version and needed a backup for my "backup" so got the 3TB refurbished one - this one seems a little heavier (obviously!! -- more stacks) and is a little slow in response compared to the 2.5 TB (Brand new/ Non Refurbished) but not by much; All in all, a great deal if you are looking for a cheap backup solution for your media/data.
still a good brand4/20/2012
this is my second unit like this and my 7th WD external hard drive. i have always had pretty good luck with them.
Good value for 3 TB drive. USB 2.0 is a bit slow for backups. I don't see any screws to open the enclosure in case I want to install the drive in a PC. The unit was refurbished - some minor scratches - but works just fine. Very quiet and runs cool. It has a white LED activity indicator. The LED flashes about 1/sec if the disk is active, but it doesn't show the actual disk access like some drives.
Western Digital 3TB External Hard Drive4/18/2012
Easy. Requires practically no skill to set up and use. Lots of storage just at the plugging of a cable. If it continues to work as well as it has so far, then I'm good with it on all levels.
Product is good with huge storage but little heavy4/17/2012
Product is good with huge storage but little heavy to carry. Not Portable
Nice product for this price4/16/2012
Basic USB 2 wonderful drive for back ups
Great product, even refurbished4/16/2012
It's hard to rate a product like this when you first purchase it. because it's really all about how robust and sturdy the hard drive is in the long run. I'm not lowering my rating on the item, but I do want to express the slight disappointment in the packaging of the refurbished -- it was shipped in a plain cardboard box (therefore no warranty which is listed on the box) and without any manual or paperwork. It was as generic as can be -- drive itself had a few scuffs, which were cosmetic.
Western Digital hard drives are the best. I have several of them and love them. You can't go wrong with WD!
Great Harddrive for the money!4/12/2012
It works as promised. The unit is plug and play and it turns off when you shut down the computer.
Excellent storage device.4/12/2012
Easy to use (after initial setup) awesome storage capacity
Western Digital 3GB Ext HD (refurb)4/12/2012
I've had the unit for a week now and it is working great so far. I work in electronics and as such I know that sometimes a product is released with a bad component in the design (as they always buy the cheapest parts they can). When it gets refurbished the bad component is usually replaced with an upgraded part so it doesn't fail again. The price on this was outstanding. I see it for 3x the cost new on other sites.
Manufacturer: Western Digital Mfg Part#: WDBAAU0034/12/2012
Western Digital 3 TB4/2/2012
Nice hard drive!! Study and well built.
Plug And Play
Be prepared to figure it out3/29/2012
So far so good on running and recording backups. Comes with no docs which means you need to search the manufacturers site for the correct installation info and maintenance software to check the disk and update if necessary. But it's straightforward - just took longer to startup than expected so I'd give it a 3 for ease of use - didn't expect oem power supply though.
Lots of storage.
3TB of space. Great backup drive. don't get the full 3TB but it all drives calculate space differently then what the OS calculates a TB to be. Sits on my Desktop and ever moves has to be plugged into the wall so portability is down but if you wanted to you could still move it around. just have to take all the wires with you.
Drive works as stated and is in good condition. Great price for 3TB.
Great price & great product3/26/2012
Exactly what we needed & asked for! Plenty of storage space & easy to plug-in and go.
Good quality / price3/26/2012
For the price I paid, the portable WD is performing very well. So far so good. But I have using it for only about 2 months. Long term use should tell more. Any way, I have several WD devices and they all perform well for the last 5-8 years.
Western Digital ex. hard drive3/26/2012
easy to use plug and go.lots of memory.i would have lihe to see a light when on otherwise good hard dive
AT 3 TERABYTES I HAVE PLENTY OF SPACE TO PUT WHAT I NEED. EASY TO HOOK UP. CAME UP RIGHT AWAY. WILL KNOW LATER HOW FAST I CAN GET IN AND PICKUP FILES. SEEMS BULKY BUT LOOKS WELL BUILT.
Easy to use
Best Deal Available3/21/2012
As a re manufactured item, you'd expect to get a good deal. For a 3 TB WD Element, I felt I got an exceptional deal. The HD is plug-n-play, so setup was a snap... which is a good thing b/c it didn't come with any instructions. I have suffered a power cord failure, but the merchant seller (Grassroots Computers) is mailing me a new one. Using the HD as our families networked community backup drive. So far very happy with my purchase.
So far so good3/21/2012
Great deal, so far, for 3TBs under $150. The drive was easy to setup - connect the power cord, connect the usb (no power switch needed). It runs very quite, as oppose to my 1TB Fantom (loud intermittent clicks when copying data to). So far, even though refurb, living up to its WD branding. So far, would definitely buy another one, at this price.
Just plug and go3/21/2012
Product is solid and has a relatively sleek form factor. Just a power plug and USB cable, so nothing fancy to fiddle with. While not the fastest data transfer from my netbook (took 35 minutes to transfer 45GB), it generally meets our needs for video/audio storage nicely.
Inexpensive but very slow3/15/2012
Since HDD prices will continue to stay high for some time and I needed an emergency 3tb back up drive I got this refurbished model. It stays cool, it seems to work, but data transfer up and down is very very slow. If you want to use it to simply stock stuff on it, and not actually work with large files in say Photoshop much less video, you should be fine. When you cannot find spin rate and cache size anywhere in tech spec, it means SLOWWWWWWW
WDBAAU0030HBK-NESN hard drive3/14/2012
very good item for the price could not ask for better item
Arrived in a timely manner and in working order.
Great value in todays market3/8/2012
Drive made it in fine, well packed, worked great and could find no flaws other than some useless software that WD normally puts on them that I always delete right off the bat. The drive was not even scratched up at all, looked like a fresh unit right off the shelf for the first time. Going to purchase at least one more before they get gone.
WD External 3TB Drive2/27/2012
So far it is a great drive being used for off line storage of data, no complaints.
Works ok for windows7 & OS X2/21/2012
Needed to reformat drive to be recognized by both OS X & Windows7, otherwise appears to be working ok. Comes with none of the regular WD Software, so you will need to download from WD if you need it.
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