Western Digital Elements 1TB desktop hard drive: £64.97 @Tesco

Western Digital Elements 1TB desktop hard drive: £64.97 @Tesco

Found 15th Dec 2009
There are cheaper 1Tb drives around, but this is a great brand and a great hard drive - I've been using one for around 12 months without issue. Its not the fastest, but its cold, quiet and reliable.

Accessories USB Cable
Brand Western Digital
Features of Product Simple reliable add on storage. Manufactured by western digital. USB 2.0 connection for PC or Mac. Compact durable case for extra data protectuon. Contains drive , Install guide , USB cable AC adapter
Hard Drive Size 3.5"
Interface USB 2.0
Networking Capability No
One Touch Backup Button No
Printserver Included No
Product Depth 20.38 cm
Product Height 3.61 cm
Product Weight 1.02
Product Weight Units kg
Product Width 12.46 cm
Remote Access No
Speed 7200 rpm
Storage Capacity (GB) 1TB
Storage Capacity in Gb 1TB


"Storage Capacity in Gb 1TB" ? should that not read 1024GB

Original Poster


"Storage Capacity in Gb 1TB" ? should that not read 1024GB

probably, blame Tesco not me though :thumbsup:

Gone for one, seem to have good reliability reviews, which is the most important thing for me. Cheers OP, H&R'd

Still, cheers for posting

Original Poster


see: … see: http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/486287/western-digital-1tb-elements-61-97-

all the prices on those threads are expired?

Still around

Be wary of this drive, I bought one from Tesco and put a lot of data on it, somehow the drive developed a fault where it was not accessible and said it had to be formatted. Prior to formatting I ran several data recovery utils all of which would just lock up when reading the drive.

As the data was not that important I reformatted the drive so I could use it again. All diagnostics passed. Now the transfer speeds are incredibly slow, 1.3MB/s if you're lucky! Also if you are transferring a large file (4GB+) the drive seems to turn off mid transfer with windows giving an error that the drive could not be located. Soon after it turns itself on again. It is not FAT32 formatted so it is not the file size restrictions causing this.

I then typed my problems in google and surprise surprise there are bad reviews for the errors I am having, slow transfer speeds, and power supplies which die. So I am looking to return mine and get a faster more reliable drive.

Got one in October and the power supply just blew on me.
Wouldn't get one of these again. Apparently it's a common problem.
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