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It utilizes a USB 2.0 interface to connect and is available in extra-large capacity sizes: 640GB, 1TB, 1.2TB, and 2TB.

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Pros

very quiet, difficult to hear it at all

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will write constantly for hours and only get slightly warm

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backup software uses a very simple interface

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uses very little system resources when backup is running

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Cons

can't label the drive without installing the backup software

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initial install is counter-intuitive and confusing

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included software not Windows 7 compatible, downloaded "update" is actually full software but mislabelled

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The Western Digital My Book Elite 2nd-gen is an environmentally friendly, ultra-portable external hard drive engineered for both Windows and Macintosh laptops or notebooks. It utilizes a USB 2.0 interface to connect and is available in extra-large capacity sizes: 640GB, 1TB, 1.2TB, and 2TB. Unique to the My Book Elite is its Smart Display, which allows users to manufacture an ‘e-label’ that appears on the frame of the unit and reminds the user of what’s stored on the drive. Even more noticeable is the addition of WD SmartWare software, which presents a visual control center where users can monitor, back-up, and secure all their data. In fact, the software allows for both password protection AND 256-bit hardware-based encryption.

Features
  • Ultra-Portable External HD
  • USB 2.0 Technology
  • Smart Display (e-Label)
  • WD SmartWare
  • Password Protection
  • 256-Bit Encryption
Specifications
  • Interface: USB 2.0
  • USB 2.0: 480 Mb/s
  • Capacity: 250/320/400/500/640GB
  • Compatibility (Windows): Vista/XP/7
  • Compatibility (Macintosh): X/Tiger/Leopard
Model Variations
  • WDBAAH6400ECH | 640GB
  • WDBAAH0010HCH | 1TB - $169.99
  • WDBAAH0015HCH | 1.5TB - $199.99
  • WDBAAH0020HCH | 2.0TB - $279.99
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