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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 8
8.0

Very Large Capacity Internal Hard Drive

Richard Eltzroth, Amazon
19 June 2010
  • 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 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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