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Western Digital My Book Mirror Edition (WDH2U series)
5.2 out of 10

Western Digital My Book Mirror Edition (WDH2U series)

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Reviews and Problems with Western Digital My Book Mirror Edition (WDH2U series)

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Overall 6
6.0

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.
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Overall 6
6.0

RAID1 is good, but a bit misleading

Anonymous, Newegg
16 June 2009
  • 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...
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

Christopher C., Newegg
8 June 2009
  • Summary: Not sure if the boot-up time is normal or not, I am satisfied with everything else
  • Pros: Excellent storage capacity. I like the ability to RAID on this product.
  • Cons: For some reason, it takes it some time to boot up when you use it after long periods of time. 5-10 seconds before it lets you access the data.
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Overall 6
6.0

Piece of mind is great!!

James W., Newegg
7 November 2008
  • Summary: The AC adapter and the clicking sounds are HUGE turnoffs, but the piece of mind of reliable data backup trumps them both. Would I recommend this product. I recommend RAID, but not sure about this product. :(
  • Pros: -Knowing you won't lose your data!! -BIG HUGE drive
  • Cons: Quite a few cons here. AC adapter is weird size, keeps coming out of the wall socket. Annoying! Keeps making a clicking sound wether it's working or not, EXTREMELY annoying!! Shiny case always has fingerprints on it (tolerable)
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Overall 6
6.0

Eine nur mittelmäßige Hardware

Claussen, Amazon
9 August 2009
  • Summary: Die 2TB Platten funktionieren bis dato fehlerfrei. Zu bemängeln ist: das die einzelnen Platten (a1TB)sich nicht als separaten Platten anzeigen lassen, so das ich die einzelne Platten separat nutzen kann.
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

Alovy, Yandex
22 June 2009
  • Excerpt: Взял модельку чисто для бэкапа. Распаковал, подключил по USB. Воткнул адаптер, для определения потребовался CD с драйверами. Всё сразу встало. После подключения по умолчанию выставился RAID 1 (Mirror).
  • Pros: Нормальный дизайн, можно перевозить с собой, захватив адаптер ;-) в придачу, тихий, один терабайт - достаточный объём.
  • Cons: Яркий и бестолковый индикатор заполнения/режима работы. Девайс греется гораздо больше, чем хотелось бы.
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

apk, hotline.ua
12 March 2009
  • Excerpt: Всё бы хорошо и удобно, только вот режим энергосбережения меня уже в конец достал. Долго просыпается. Сначала подумал, что удобный режим - меньше эл-ва жрать будет, меньше шума.
  • Cons: "зелёный" режим.
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Overall 6
6.0

Windows OK, Linux inkompatibel

fischbone "joey", Amazon
12 December 2008
  • Summary: Festplatte sieht gut aus, jedoch durch proprietären Controller nicht wirklich platformunabhängig. Natürlich steht das die Platte nur für Windows und Mac ausgelegt ist. Jedoch sollte es auch unter Linux möglich sein die Platte stinknormal zu mounten. Leider ist das nicht möglich im Raid 0 Modus.
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