Reviews and Problems with Western Digital My Book Home Edition (WDH1CS3200 / WDH1CS5000 / WDH1CS6400 / WDH1CS7500 / WDH1CS10000 / WDH1CS15000 / WDH1CS20000)
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20 December 2012
Excerpt: Huge problem with using USB2. No matter which intel based motherboard I plug them into, these drives stop the computer from booting up (even though the BIOS has been told to boot up from the internal drive). So either I have to reboot a few times, or I have to unplug during POST, and then...
Summary: Stay away from this product and any other WD external hard drives I've had this for about 2 months, fulled it with movies, photos, music, my personal files etc and then one day it just crashed loosing everything i had in it! The same happened to one of my friends who had a similar WD external hard drive and he attempted to send it back in the US for replacement as it also crashed loosing everything...
Summary: I have had a number of issues with this product: It automatically tries to install Memeo Activesync, only because I cancelled the configuration did it say it was a trial version (more to pay later) I have been unable to set a scheduled backup running because it does not see the USB drive even though it prompts me with it. A request from support has been ignored to date (3 weeks on). It seems to have configured itself somehow into my system.
Summary: So many problems with this drive. Won't mount, then eventully it does. Then it won't unmount. Can't run Disk First Aid, Disk Warrior or Tech Tools on it. Can't update Firmware. Tried various different USB and Firewire cables, tried 2 different Macs and the same problems. looking at reviews, it seems I'm not alone, either. I have 2 other WD Hard drives, and have never had a problem, but this has put me right off WD drives.
Summary: This looked a nice bit of kit and suited my purpose as back up for my desktop after transformer failure of previous WD external HDD following flood damage. I was particularly attracted by the extra features, including faster transfer rates with firewire (as I had before) and eSATA. I'd read a few reviews and noted the problems about the absence of an eSATA cable and the fitting. However, the cable was only about £3 and I was able to order from Amazon at the same time.
Summary: Not terribly impressed with this drive! Bought primarily to back up my photographic work with speed. The eSATA connection sold it to me, only to find it will not work on Vista x64 SP1. Not that i could find out straight away, as there wasn't even an eSATA lead, come on WD, what's the deal?? Products like this that fail to work 'out of the box' deserve to be slated for the waste of time they really are. Very poor!