Reviews and Problems with Western Digital My Book Mirror Edition (WDH2U series)
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Do not buy- WD Mirror mode is not dependable - you can lose all your data.
Bob Rish, Amazon
17 July 2014
Summary: Do not buy! This was one of my most useless IT purchases. I thought I was being smart in putting my 1T MyBook in Mirror mode, cutting my storage capacity in half (to 500gb) in order to have the security of the RAID mirrored backup.
Drive Failed suddenly and completely after almost 2 years of use
Philip A. Bryan, Amazon
1 July 2010
Summary: This drive worked great and was my primary backup drive on my Windows XP system for over a year and a half. But a couple of days ago I returned to my PC to find a long list of Windows error messages indicating that delayed writes to the drive were failing.
Summary: Many of these mirrored drives on the market only offer a Raid 0 configuration which doesn't really do what you want it to. With Raid 0 you aren't able to save your data if one of the two drives crashes which is why most people buy these drives.
Summary: I have the 2x1Tb edition but its identical to this one. Overall I'm very happy I got this one, raid 1 is excellent if you are paranoid you'll lose all your data because data is mirrored to both drives.
Pros: It looks great, the blue light looks like the knight rider car. Its well designed, a lot of space. It shuts off automatically when you don't use it = longer life!
Cons: Cables for power cord and usb are very short. I had to go to the website and download the manager software to run it in vista 64bit.
Summary: I use this for archival purposes and it's perfect for that (no more DVD backups). If you want to access+use your data you might be happier with NAS... although I have a directory on it available to my home network for the gf to use. I just bought her one so I can stop this service ;)
Pros: Easy to use 500 gb RAID1 data store. It's quiet, sleeps when not in use, has a cool blue light and connects via USB. It's the perfect place to put music/pictures/backups for safe keeping. It's also portable if you want to transfer things to another system.
Cons: Nothing worth an egg. Plug the power supply into a horizontal UPS or powerstrip and it wont come loose. I leave my box on 24/7 so the extra boot time is not an issue. If you don't encrypt your files whoever steals it will have all your data.
Pros: Going to write first for those newbies who say it does not work work and support 64 bit windows. The cd that comes with the drive are for 32bit os only, for those with 64bit forget about the CD, you have to register the product on WD website then download the new 64bit driver and backup program. ...
Cons: Trying to figure out where to get the 64bit software. I just hope it won't break down
Summary: This drive is installed on a small office server running Windows Server 2003. I had a bit of trouble getting the OS to see that the drive was connected and getting WD's own RAID utility to see that the drive was connected. Not sure if that's just an issue with this being a server/server OS or not.
Pros: Always good to have a backup of data, and RAID1 mirroring makes it easy to replace drives that go dead.
Cons: A bit misleading - I thought it would be 1TB mirrored, but it's actually 500 GB mirrored. AC adapter is very large and awkward as others have mentioned, USB cable is only 4 ft. long (WAY too short). Bundled backup software doesn't really offer any options that I could find. I recommend separate d...