Reviews and Problems with Western Digital My Book Home Edition (WDH1CS3200 / WDH1CS5000 / WDH1CS6400 / WDH1CS7500 / WDH1CS10000 / WDH1CS15000 / WDH1CS20000)
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The good people of WD did nothing and basically told me ...
womp "eka", Amazon
7 January 2015
Summary: I loaded it up with a couple hundred gigs and stuck it on a shelf. 6 months later I plug it in and nothing happens. The good people of WD did nothing and basically told me it was my problem. I will never buy another WD again.
Summary: I bought this hard drive for a class project that required us to bring an external drive. I barely used 8GB and 10 weeks into the class, the hard drive fried...as in you could smell the fried components inside.
Summary: This is my second Western Digital external hard drive. I had it for approximately two years, before it recently died on me. My previous unit also lasted about two years. The scenarios are all the same..
Summary: I have never been more frustrated with a piece of technology than with this hard drive. It worked okay out of the box then would randomly not start up. Restarting the computer a few times would usually do the trick. When I got a new computer I stored all my pictures on the WD My Book.
Summary: I thought an external hard drive would be easy. I just wanted it to schedule regular back-ups reliably, that's all. In short, this boss-looking drive physically failed after 18 months (my Mac stopped recognizing it, the power button failed, and the drive began making clicking noises).
Summary: The MyBook Home Edition 1TB is an unreliable product. After using mine for about a year as a convenient backup device, it just quit working. Of course it is out of warranty, and of course I have tons of vacation pictures, dissertation documentation, and whitepapers stored on it.
Summary: Worked fine for 10 months as a backup drive before it croaked. Good news: I have a Mac, and was only using it for Timemachine backups, so the primary data was still available when this one went belly-up with write errors. I tried to reformat it, and it failed in mid-format.