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I've had some pretty good experience with other WD external portable hard drives before and picked this one up: WD Elements 1TB Portable External Hard Drive (WDBPCK0010BBK-NESN).

An official photo of the hard drive with the strange looking port

Simple Hard Drive That Works

A simple 1 TB external hard drive with USD 3.0 and runs just off a USB cable (so no need to plug it into an AC wall power outlet) is exactly what I was looking for, and this is exactly what it is. Plugged it into Windows 7 and 30 seconds later (after installing some drivers) it was up and running ready to store backups of your files. Simple and works right out of the box, just the way I like it.

Strange Cable Plug?

However, there are a couple of things to note...The drive uses a strange (non-standard?) plug that I haven't seen anywhere else. If you have other cables lying around from other devices, chances are it won't fit this hard drive. Also, from what I've read the cable can get loose over time, which effectively means that your hard drive will become useless if the cable is not reliable. They may have fixed it by now, but if not it's something to be aware of.

1 comment:

Jerry said...

The above article is very nice and interesting, especially the information about the plug wires 1TB WD's Elemental, there bebarapa cases through the same thing but for me the lover WD products you may be able to switch to product WD my passport with the same capacity is 1TB and also use USB 3.0 and has a body more slim than the WD elemental

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