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: 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: This drive works great as a backup for all the family photos, videos, and more. The top opens up easily enough which provides easy access to the two drives. The only downside I have with this and other WD drives is that the connection can be flaky due to the physical USB connection. If the USB plug is just a tad bit loose on the back of this, your computer will not see the drive anymore OR you'll just see your folders with nothing in it.
Pros: Attractive Design, Easy To Setup, Easy to use, High Capacity, Portable, Quiet
Summary: We purchased this product a few weeks ago and so far we haven't haad any issues with it. It has high capacity storage, it is easy to use, and if you connect it to the computer, it would automatically turn on/off with the computer. The only "bad part" is that it is not wireless, so there is always a cable in the way of your mobility.
Pros: Compact, Easy To Setup, Easy to use, High Capacity, Quiet
Summary: this ext hd has two hard drives in it and same backup data goes on both drives so even if one fails the other drive will still provide your data to be saved. on neg side, the data connection cord does not hold in tightly and easily comes off the connector on the unit if touched. also when computer is off the front index light comes on/off. Not sure if is normal.
Pros: Easy To Setup, Easy to use, High Capacity, Quiet