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Western Digital My Book Home Edition (WDH1CS3200 / WDH1CS5000 / WDH1CS6400 / WDH1CS7500 / WDH1CS10000 / WDH1CS15000 / WDH1CS20000)
4.6 out of 10

Western Digital My Book Home Edition (WDH1CS3200 / WDH1CS5000 / WDH1CS6400 / WDH1CS7500 / WDH1CS10000 / WDH1CS15000 / WDH1CS20000)

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Reviews and Problems with Western Digital My Book Home Edition (WDH1CS3200 / WDH1CS5000 / WDH1CS6400 / WDH1CS7500 / WDH1CS10000 / WDH1CS15000 / WDH1CS20000)

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Overall 4
4.0

Two Stars

Steve Sumner, Amazon
11 January 2015
Overall 4
4.0

Two Stars

sunshine, Amazon
3 September 2014
Overall 4
4.0

Never again.

Mathew B., Newegg
26 June 2011
  • Summary: I'm never buying WD again, they're unreliable.
  • Pros: It does what it's supposed to.
  • Cons: It is always on. I hold the power button till it stops, let it sit for an hour, and it still produces heat. I need to plug it directly into the wall instead of a power strip. If the power is interrupted it goes into some sort of lockdown mode and won't mount.
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Overall 4
4.0

Caveat emptor

Neil C., Newegg
5 June 2011
  • Summary: Don't think I can justify cost of returning 2nd unit, or risk of receiving yet another dud. Note: it will most likely cost you more to return to NewEgg, than NewEgg charge to ship to you.
  • Pros: Price - If the unit is good, you get a lot of spec for the price. eSata - ideal for extending DVR storage. usb and firewire cables.
  • Cons: First unit I received as DoA... so much for the recertification process. Replacement had a loose screw rattling around inside! Unit works so I'll count my blessings. no eSata cable.
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Overall 4
4.0

Not satisfied!

Heman B., Newegg
17 February 2011
  • Summary: I will not buy WD again. It's just like Vista, their continuous background drive activity, even when the drive is not used, is really annoying, and only shortening the already short lifespan of this drive! I SERIOUSLY recommend to pay an additional $10 and get a Seagate drive.
  • Pros: It's a cheap 1 TB harddrive, with lots of connection options. I have the identical drive with only USB2.0 connection though.
  • Cons: It has a built in smart, which operates the drive even when you're not using the drive WD drives don't last long (break very easy after intense use)
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Overall 4
4.0

save yourself the trouble

damon d., Newegg
18 December 2009
  • Summary: i found a work around for the sleep issue. there are a few, but i have been using xsleep. it will write extremely small amounts (bytes) to the drive in intervals that you select. wd's drive tools claim to be able to keep the drive awake during usb connectivity.
  • Pros: size multiple connections price looks
  • Cons: sleep mode. you cannot take it out of this. drive will disappear from explorer if it is inactive. wd does not have a fix for this. multiple users have requested, but they don't see it as a flaw. this is a major problem. don't plan on installing anything, or storing music, or anything that you wan...
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Overall 4
4.0

No 64-bit support

Andrew K., Newegg
30 November 2009
  • Summary: The lack of 64-bit support puzzles me. Luckily Best Buy's return policy is awesome and I was able to get a full refund.
  • Pros: Great drive speed. Great transfer speed.
  • Cons: Runs hot and loud. eSATA is not supported in a 64-bit environment.
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Overall 4
4.0

WD Mybook Home 1tb

Daniel S., Newegg
23 November 2009
  • Summary: so i finally recieve this new harddrive and as start to hook it up.. i come to realize that these WD techs sent me 2 power convertors neither of which i could use, one is for european countries the other for asian.
  • Pros: ill give it a 2 just because i had to fix it my self to start with the goods... i like the sleek look the storage amount and the reasonable price for 1TB with a pretty decent speed HD. and a amazing warranty and a mediocre customer service
  • Cons: ive owned this thing since about april as a gift, i read reviews on line and kind of ignored them, i wish i didnt, ive read many a times that these harddrives fail after a few months , well i guess its my turn now. its been since april and i cant keep this harddrive turned on for more than 10minu...
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Overall 4
4.0

Does not work as startup disk.

Alec Whittaker "alecw", Amazon
2 October 2009
  • Summary: It was fast! It was quiet! But as a backup disk it did not work! The Western Digital MyBook mounted on my PowerPC Mac immediately out of the box. I ran cloning software to duplicate my laptop hard drive. Everything went well until I tried a restart from the MyBook.
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Overall 4
4.0

Died in under a year

Travis S., Newegg
14 September 2009
  • Summary: Since she's out the money anyway, I'm recommending she replace this with a LaCie external disk. I've owned a half dozen of those over the past few years, and have never had a problem.
  • Pros: Drive seems quiet; was plug and play on the Mac (which should be the norm anyway but isn't always due to manufacturer silliness)
  • Cons: I recommended this to my mom for use as a backup disk with her iMac. The drive died after about six months. While it would be under warranty, mom can't find the receipt or order info - so I can't speak to the quality of Western Digital's repair/warranty service. Incidentally this is why I'm givin...
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