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: The first one I ordered had one drive that was inacessable. The second one almost did my computer in. Something in the wiring. My computer flashed and blinked and finally crashed. Maybe it was just bad luck but I will not order from WD again.
Summary: While the Raid0 scenario is worth it for increased drive performance, the Raid1 is not. The purpose for Raid1 (mirroring) is so when one drive fails, you still have your data on the other drive. If a drive fails in this unit, how will a normal user replace the bad drive?
Summary: It works as I had hoped it would. It was easy to set up. I love the fact that when I save to it, I'm saving to 2 drives - which gives me great backup. Thus, all I have to do to save a document and back it up at the same time, is click "Control" and "S.
Summary: I have had this drive for about a month now and I am loving it. All you have to do is hook it up, pop in the included software, and you are ready to roll. It does not make much noise and has more space than I will ever use. Overall, this is a simple and cost-effective solution for my storage needs.
Summary: The software installation took nearly 20 minutes. That was the first Bad Omen. Then, with the DC power plug in the unit, the drive's "ON" blue light was intermittant. It seems that Quality Control is not high on Western Digital's priority list.