Reviews and Problems with Western Digital My Book Mirror Edition (WDH2U series)
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28 September 2011
Excerpt: Works in a RAID 1 (mirroring) or 0 (stripped) configuration. The stripped configuration is faster, but, in my opinion, more risky for your data. I use mind in the RAID 1 configuration where I keep my media and other files I want backed up. The drives go to sleep when not used to save energy...
Summary: We are using the 2TB external hard drive to back up photos and tax information. The software is not as easy to use as indicated on the web site. Also thy should have included a hard copy of the instruction book in the box. And why is GOOGLE included in the software?
Pros: Attractive Design, Compact, High Capacity, Quiet
Summary: My laptop HDD crashed recently and all of my 7-year life behind me was gone!I only had 20% backup and the rest 80% is only memory now. Didn't think twice, immediately looking for the best product out there! Based on my research, WD My Mirror Edition 2TB offers RAID capability, and has 4.5 stars out of 5. In addition to that, my brother already has it for 2 years and he has no complain at all. I bought it right away, and already own it for 3 weeks now.
Pros: Attractive Design, Compact, Easy To Setup, Easy to use, High Capacity, Quiet
Summary: I bought this as a simple backup device. I didn't realize what "RAID" meant at the time - it just seemed a good value for the amount of storage at the price. I didn't want the redundancy of RAID, so had my Mac convert it to straight up storage, and it works great. I'm currently using it to backup my video files for a project I'm editing. Instead of the constant backup, I just manually back it up at the end of each day, and that works fine for me.
Pros: Attractive Design, Easy To Setup, Easy to use, High Capacity, Quiet
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. This drives offers Raid 0 but it also offers a Raid 1 configuration which makes a copy of the data on both drives.