Western Digital Elements SE 1TB USB 2.0 Portable Hard Drive - WDBABV0010BBK-NESN
Western Digital portable HD5/17/2012
I have owned this portable HD only a few days but have owned several other Western Digital external HD. I have not had any problems with them. This one is USB portable and a nice compact size and works reasonably fast. I will be using this to take along on my travels. Great Product. Would consider buying more.
Got this time - Best2/21/2012
WD does listen to its customers. As proof I give you their new 1TB SE portable hard drive. No nasty bloatware gumming up the works, no unreliable connectivity. Just a plain simple drive that holds a massive amount of data in a suprisingly small unit. See we consumers can make a difference! WD congratulations on recognizing that "the customer is always right" even if it took a while for it to sink in. I'll be buying more WD products again, starting with another one of these. UPDATE: I have had 2 of these drives for about a month now and decided I could offer more input to those of you trying to decide on a storage solution. We'll start with the CONS: I bought 2 of these drives and felt I had to return 1 because it had a loose usb port on the drive. The mini USB cable fits very snug in this port and perhaps WD over compensated for early reviews that the stability of the cable was a problem. The drive still functioned, but I was uncomfortable with the fact that the port was not solid after several uses. This is why I've changed my rating from 5 to 4 stars. Now the PROS: I have kept the second drive and it is performing flawlessly. I'm hoping the port issue was just that particular unit, because I REALLY like this drive. The best thing about it is that WD kept it SIMPLE. There is no bloatware, just a vast amount of storage space! I considered Seagate, but all of their portable drives now appear to have a backup bloatware preinstalled and I don't need or WANT that. The WD elements se 1tb drive is perfect for storing my music, pictures and video to bring with me anywhere I go, and it won't fill up any time soon! Finally, it is the SMALLEST 1TB DRIVE I have seen measuring only about 3" x 4.5" x 0.9".
WHAT IS 1 TB1/7/2012
1 GB = 1,073,741,824 BYTES. SO 1 TB IS THIS NUMBER TIMES THE 931 OR 999,653,638,144 BYTES. 1 K = 1024. SO 1 MEG SO 1024 * 1024 = 1,048,576. SO 1TB = 1,099,511,627,776. BUT THEY USE 1,000,000,000,000. SO IF YOU DIVIDE THIS NUMBER BY 1 GB ABOVE, YOU GET 931.32 THAT IS WHY YOU SEE 931
@ saurabh saxena12/10/2011
The drive comes with installed software. That, plus the normal overhead for formatting, is why you don't see a full 1TB. You can remove the installed software or reformat.
Capacity of 1tb portable drive7/15/2011
i got the 1tb portable drive but when I plugged in i can see the available space is only 931 gb. its not showing the 1tb space.