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5.0 out of 10

Western Digital 500 GB 7200 RPM USB 2.0 / FireWire 400 External Hard Drive - My Book Premium Edition

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Reviews and Problems with Western Digital 500 GB 7200 RPM USB 2.0 / FireWire 400 External Hard Drive - My Book Premium Edition

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Overall 4
4.0

was too slow

Nagendra R. Seelam "SNR", Amazon
21 November 2009
  • Summary: Got it for my all in one desk top. was too slow. and it is expensive than other items I see in amazon.
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Overall 10
10

500Gb is ALOT of storage space

Quality Sales Ltd.l, Amazon
25 April 2009
  • Summary: For me 500GB's is truly appropiate storage space. I've had 40 plus movies and numerous programs on my system(s) and so far I have never exceeded nore than a quarter of my hard drives space. For $57.00 this is an excellant buy for Plenty of storage and/or more than enough storage space.
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Overall 8
8.0

Very Large Capacity Internal Hard Drive

Richard Eltzroth, Amazon
10 March 2007
  • Summary: I've only had this Western Digital internal hard drive for about a week, but so far it seems to be working as normal. The version I got was a so-called OEM, which is the commonly (mis)-used term for bulk packaged. Meaning no box, no instructions, no SATA cable. But since I've had previous hard drives from Western Digital, this wasn't really a problem. For the price this is a lot of storage capacity.
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 2
2.0
Ease of use 2
2.0
Reliability 2
2.0
Ease of setup 6
6.0
Speed performance 8
8.0

Has it's potential problems.

dmbarnes5, Ciao
4 February 2009
  • Excerpt: First let me start by saying I have two of these external hard drives (EHD). I like the drive itself, but have had problems connecting it. I read other reviews and people complained about not being able to connect. I had no problems initially and thought they were just doing something wrong. Nope. Read for more details. I had one at my previous home that had a network. I plugged it in and it worked like a charm.
  • Pros: Lots of storage on a network drive .  Fast .
  • Cons: Quirky connection .  Might connect and might not .
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Ease of use 6
6.0
Reliability 8
8.0
Ease of setup 8
8.0
Speed performance 10
10

A good buy but with a few minor flaws.

snakescot..., Ciao
18 May 2007
  • Excerpt: Beautiful to look at (even if you don't like the Mac aesthetic) and quiet enough for use in the living room - so long as you don't put it direct onto a hard surface. If you have money to burn you could buy a load of these and create a very interesting 'book' case. OK, the big question: does it do what it says on the tin? Mostly yes.
  • Pros: Cheap for a NAS .   Looks good in the living room .
  • Cons: Sells it with remote access but the access is limited .
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