Reviews and Problems with Western Digital My Book AV WDBABT0010HBK
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Wipes out your existing recordings
Mark W., Newegg
10 March 2015
Summary: I would have rated this as a 5 if it didn't wipe out the existing recordings. Even if I had to re-add all my schedule in I would have rated this a 4 or 5. But you would think a simple prompt that said "you are about to lose your data" would be nice.
Pros: Very easy install with DirecTV. Appears to have added a to my recording space, but I have nothing to compare it to. I was at 1% free when I installed it, now I'm at 99% free but I only have new recordings.
Cons: Installing this unit will erase all your existing records. It will wipe out all your future recordings hence the bad rating. You need to wait 24 hours for DirecTV to re-update it's schedule, then re-add each program/series that you had in your program manager. It's literally like getting a new DV...
Summary: I have Verizon FIOS and the website as well as Verizon technician recommended only this, 1 TB drive, not anything larger like the 3 TB version because they said that larger size could cause problems. I did the following and it worked well to initiate and connect the drive. 1.
Pros: It works as expected. Silent and fast, when it works.
Cons: This is already my second time having WD My Book malfunctioning in less than a year. Thanks for multiple terabytes of pictures, videos, programs and documents lost over and over. The worst part is, WD has no customer service to handle this. Never picks up the phone, never respond to email, they j...
Pros: Purchased this to extend my FiOS DVR storage. Extremely easy to set-up for recording. Have been loading it up with all HD recordings. Plays back with no problems at all. I have it currently connected to a CISCO CHS 435HDC.
Summary: The onboard firmware automatically places a Z:\ drive on the computer, the sole purpose of which appears to be to provide you with superfluous software for someone who just wants a place to store data that is external (portable).
Pros: A lot of storage capacity at a decent price.
Cons: Onboard firmware wants to load too much software (including in the system tray); footprint is way too big. Even if you do load all the software it wants you to, it will still behave strangely.
Summary: Seems to work fine on my DVR. Upgraded my storage capacity by 200%. Before I ordered the device, I made sure that it was supported by Verizon FIOS. Searched for the device by model number to make sure I got the correct device.
Pros: works with my Fios 7000 series DVR...I didn't have this option for added harddrive until I went with Verizon Fios...I should have done it long ago...BEST cable and internet service ever...If you have this where you live...TRY IT
Cons: Make sure you plug the power into this drive from the wall...wait a few min and unplug then plug it back in...at first it added it to the DVR BUT would not actually record until I powered it up 2 times...