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I bought a WD Elements 1.5tb Desktop WDBAAU0015HBK USB 2.0 with a Serial Bus Transfer Rate of 480 Mb/s (Max). I purchased a new unit for $99.00 on line with shipping. It comes with a 1 year warranty from WD.

I had no intention to use it as a desktop unit but to install internally ........ so I carefully opened the desktop case, I expected to see a WD Caviar Green 3 gb/s with a 32 mb cache.

Suprise ........ inside is a WD Caviar Black WD1502FAEX - 6 gb/s - 64 mb cache almost a home run except for the fact that when you register the unit it comes up as the WDBAAU0015HBK with a 1 year warranty not 5 years like a Caviar black should have.

I think it will be better to use it as an internal drive with the increased speed but I'm kind of disappointed that it does not have a 5 year warranty........ it should last a lot longer as a internal drive able to get rid of the heat that would be trapped inside a desktop unit.
Edited by kretch - 1/5/12 at 9:53am
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I have notice some people getting lucky with the WD externals and getting a caviar black instead of green. I still have yet to open my WD Elements but you just got my hopes up.
    
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DId you get the drive from amazon?
    
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I got it on Ebay, new in box. The hard drive had a 25 jun 2011 date on it.
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