Reviews and Problems with Western Digital My Book Home Edition (WDH1CS3200 / WDH1CS5000 / WDH1CS6400 / WDH1CS7500 / WDH1CS10000 / WDH1CS15000 / WDH1CS20000)
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26 November 2012
Summary: I have been using this for a couple years now and it is still working as the day I opened it. Big con for this product is the backup software the comes with it. The software is horrible and you get annoying options to purchase features in the software.
WD My Book TB Usb,FireWire 400 and eSATA External Hard Drive
James "jwsmooth", Amazon
18 January 2010
Summary: I had been using my 1 TB drive for a year with no problems. Used it as my music library. Tons of work ripping CDs, recording cassettes and albums. Problem with FireWire after 14 months of use. Kept getting blue screen of death when computer woke up from sleep mode.
Summary: This is my 2nd. First suffered a drive problem - which can be expected after 5-years. (Make sure you back-up your back-ups on DVD). Installation was easy. Establishing backup plans also easy, as is file retrieval. My only issue is the Backup application crashes due to my 64-bit OS.
Summary: I have had this drive for about 8 months. I bought it because it was significantly cheaper than a 1 TB internal drive. I gave it 3 stars because mine happens to work. I have not had serious performance issues with the drive, although many other people have, including my aunt -- hers became unusable...
Summary: This is a great product.I use mine via an e-sata cable and its more than sufficient storage however, every so often the drive goes into suspension once it is not being accessed and periodically it starts up again momentarily freezing my system for 3-5 secs then everything is back to normal.
Summary: i just purchased this drive from Costco, for my apple Imac, 24 inch ( 2008 model). It would not connect or be recognized when i tried the firewire 400 method..the drive did not even show up on my desktop. I then tried using USB2, and it connected up no problem.
Summary: I brought this refurbished, so basically "you get what you paid for." The inputs in the back were not properly installed, as some ports were being blocked by the outer case of the hard drive. This sets the whole system off as certain things are not properly aligned.
Summary: The Memeo backup software included on this My Book is seriously outdated. Do not install it! Instead, do the following: 1. Go to memeo.com and install the latest version of Memeo AutoBackUp Standard. 2. Use the same software product key that is on the quick install guide of this My Book.
Summary: OK, from what I've read, you're going to be better off with the Seagate FreeAgent Xtreme. Why? Because from the research I've done, the backup software that comes with the Western Digital My Book Home Edition is only a 30 day trial version.