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What's better? WD My Book or WD Elements?

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I wanted to buy an external hd some time down the road. But I am curious what's the difference between My Book and Elements? Anyone know?

Thanks.
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BUMP....anyone? I am about to buy one, but not sure which one I should go for.
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Whichever is cheaper. They use the same drives. The Elements is a basic external hard drive while the My Book comes with value added software (which I always delete anyway).

Personally, I think you're better off buying a 3.5" bare drive and USB 3.0 enclosure than getting either of these drives.
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Whichever is cheaper. They use the same drives. The Elements is a basic external hard drive while the My Book comes with value added software (which I always delete anyway).

Personally, I think you're better off buying a 3.5" bare drive and USB 3.0 enclosure than getting either of these drives.

Thanks for the reply. I kind of don't want the hassle of buying a separate enclosure and doing all the work myself. Wouldn't that cost more? I am in need of external drive since I will be transporting files that I am sharing with friends. So I just wonder if anyone have any experience as with the two.

Thanks.
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How much $$?
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How much $$?

They usually come on sale $99.
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How many TB? 1 or 2?
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How many TB? 1 or 2?

2TB sir.
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Yeah. Just get the cheapest one.
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