WD Elements 2TB- Genuine or Fake

Hi All,

I bought a WD Elements 2TB through online retailer(Not WD shop) but I found that it will automatically stopped transfering file. So I use WD Data LifeGuard Diagnotics tools to check. It came up with the model number: Hitachi HTS541680J9SA00 and the serial number is different with the one shown on box. When try to run a fast test using the tool, it ended up hang and error said,“Read SMART Attribute command error on drive 2.”
Does it mean this WD Elements 2TB is a fake product?

Update: I think I’m screwed. The model number Hitachi HTS541680J9SA00 is a 80GB capacity Hard disk according to link below.
https://www.hdsentinel.com/storageinfo_details.php?lang=en&model=HITACHI%20HTS541680J9SA00

I’m guessing you probably bought it because the price was too good to true ?

i guess i don’t need to say the rest about if something is too good to be true.

Fake WD Elements 2TB’s have been around for a while … some interesting pics in my reply from a year ago in the link below.