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5.4 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
27 December 2013
  • 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
10 December 2011
  • 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: "...and lost the power cord. Western Digitial sales department didn't have one in stock, but they checked the tech support side and found one to sell me. I appreciated that. By the time I received the cord, I had moved my office and we set up my network slightly different. Since then I've had NO luck connecting this to my network. I've had my corporate tech support guy to my office and he says it can't be done. In addition, my hard drive crashed and I ...
  • Pros: Lots of storage on a network drive .  Fast .
  • Cons: Quirky connection .  Might connect and might not .
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Overall 8
8.0
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: "...In their infinite wisdom, Western Digital have decided that you will not be able to access certain licensed file type (MP3 being the most obvious example) using the remote access software. Although I have not had any experience of the problem, another review elsewhere has reported problems with the device not picking up an IP from the DHCP server. If you don't ever turn it off this shouldn't be a problem though. The device also has a USB port ...
  • 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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