Excerpt: I like the look of the my book external drives. I have 5 of them of three different models. They are relatively snappy hooked up to my mac mini. I think they look good on a shelf next to my cable modem, wifi router and mac mini.
Summary: I must say overall it is a great product. I bought a Western Digital 500GB about 2-3 years ago. It's still working as fine as ever, only problem is it's full. I love the design of the Elite, and much more so the outside label that changes and gives an update status of the drive even when the power is off. It's great for someone who downloads Movies, Music, or tons of Pictures. I already have multiple TV Show Series saved for easy access.
Pros: Easy To Install, Quiet, Reliable, Tons of Space
Western Digital My Book Elite Edition 2TB USB 2.0 External Desktop Hard Drive
14 December 2011
Summary: Beautiful design with a nice e-ink display that shows total capacity and a label. Large storage capacity, and an excellent price quality ratio make a product really worthwhile purchase. Simply I am really satisfaction to this purchase.
Summary: Beautiful design with a nice e-ink display that shows total capacity and a label. Has a nice accompanying software but not of much use for medium to advanced users. However it's powered by a slow 5400 RPM rpm drive and WD hides this fact. There is absolutely no mention of this limitation on their website! It's as slow as a medium notebook hard drive and slower than my old MyBook Essential 500GB 7200 rpm.
Summary: Super-easy to set up and get moving, the My Book Elite 2TB hard-drive should be enough to keep the average home-user going. Well designed, no nonsense packaging (which might seem like a bizarre thing to reference, but it does make a difference in our eco-friendly times; especially when you see how some products come wrapped in needless forests), you simply plug in and the book does everything else itself; no mucking around with CDs of software.
Summary: Western Digital MyBook Elite 2 TB USB Hard Drive Western Digital have been my hard drive manufacturer of choice for several years (before that it was Quantum, but I'm showing my age there! ). I have previously purchased WD internal hard drives of varying size and configuration for my PCs over the years, including my current twin Caviar drives. I also have a WD Passport drive for portable storage requiring no external power other than the USB itself.