Summary: This is a great Hard Drive. The install was quiet easy and the instructions were perfect. Windows recognized the hard drive right away and after one reboot I was ready for format the drive and start using it.
Summary: It was a nail biter to connect it. I had to partion my computer and I didn't know how to do it. And now I'm not sure how to retrieve my data. But I still fill better knowing I have a back up incase I have to retrieve anything. And I will figure out how to retrieve my data.
Summary: This is my second WD My Book Harddrive. I am very happy with the drive and with the software. The software upgrades are pushed from WD and are extremely easy to install. The software works great and I will purchase more drives as I need them. Thank you.
Summary: Absolutely perfect drive if you want to keep it simple. This would also be a great drive to own if you already have your own backup software. Did I mention this doesn't come pre-loaded with a bunch of junk programs and that makes me really happy :)
Pros: Fantastic Drive, tons of space, great price! Best part is no pre-loaded software that most other drives come with. You plug this drive up and you drop files on it. Simple as that. A lot of drives come with (usually) junk backup software preloaded which bogs down your system. This one doesn't, it'...
Cons: USB 3.0 would have been nice or E-Sata, but at this price point I really can't complain. I can't quite remember but I think this drive came pre-ormatted to Fat32. That is a con in my book but I still think it deserves 5 eggs because it is very easily changed to NTFS in under a minute.
Summary: It's a pretty good external, worth the money. It's heavy like a brick, and dependable.
Pros: Absolutely huge storage capacity. It writes pretty fast, reads pretty fast. It does exactly what I want it to do.
Cons: The software on it is kind of annoying, but it's optional. You don't have to use it. The display on the front is NOT back lit, but it will display the message even when there is no power (I guess that's a pro)