WD 1TB Elements Portable External Hard Drive – USB 3.0 – WDBUZG0010BBK-WESN


Description

1TB ELEMENTS USB 3.0

Features

  • Hard Drive: 1 TB Portable

User reviews

I'm using this with my PS4 as I have the Beta 4.50 firmware that supports external USB for game storage. Games download to the external USB drive by default when that feature is enabled. The blue LED was bright but I turned the drive to face the wall. I like the black model, it fits with the PS4 perfectly. I haven't done any dramatic speed tests but games load from the drive with no issues. It is SO liberating to be able to just plug in a drive and triple your available space (I have a 1TB PS4 and the drive was full).
Purchased January 2016. Hard-drive began failing June 2016.While it worked, it worked well. When it began failing, though, any software running on my laptop linked with data on the hard-drive would freeze and lock up the computer for a while.Online software support from WD wasn't exactly easy to find and, once found, their proprietary diagnostic software failed to recognize their own product the first couple times. After a 15 hour scan of the device, it prompted me to repair certain bad sectors. Following that prompt though, I was then informed those bad sectors could not be repaired.In every support article you'll read about addressing issues with external hard-drives, it invariably says to always back up your data. Well, this product is the backup; that's precisely what a 2TB external hard-drive is for, and a life span of half a year doesn't inspire much confidence.I called the warranty support. For a ~$100 hold on a credit card, they will ship you a replacement product with instructions on then how to return your faulty drive. While they do provide a link to a discounted UPS label for return shipping, that cost is incurred by the customer.I'm pleased they'll replace the product but I'm not very impressed by my initial purchase lasting 6 months or the fact the customer incurs return shipping costs.
Works prefectly on my Xbox One, the difference between this and the wd passport is that with the passport your paying an additional fee for the wd backup software. In other words, if you are considering a hd for your xbox one, this is the one!

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