Does anyone know what is happening with the WD Elements Desktop External product line? Has it been discontinued or is there a shortage? They are no longer available on the large online retailers (Amazon, Newegg, etc…). Many online retail sites list the Element as “Deactivated” or “No longer available”. I checked the official WD online store and all 500GB, 1TB, 2TB, 3TB are listed as out of stock. There are a few still being sold by Amazon resellers, but the prices are double or triple what they should be.
The WD Elements Desktop External is still listed on the WD product lineup on the website.