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Western Digital My Book Home Edition (WDH1CS3200 / WDH1CS5000 / WDH1CS6400 / WDH1CS7500 / WDH1CS10000 / WDH1CS15000 / WDH1CS20000)
5.1 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 6
6.0

Still works

CraigM, Amazon
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.
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Overall 6
6.0

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.
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Overall 6
6.0

Watch Out!

Thomas Blake, Amazon
9 November 2009
  • Summary: Sems to cause problems with Vista 64 bit. Don't load the software. It will take over your computer! I am somewhat disappointed. WD should have worked out more of the 64 bit problems.
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Overall 6
6.0

Nice, but ...

G. T. Berti "Birdman", Amazon
9 October 2009
  • 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.
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Overall 6
6.0

Catch-22

Kathy G, Amazon
5 August 2009
  • 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...
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Overall 6
6.0

...Only one problem

cASpeR, Amazon
4 July 2009
  • 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.
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Overall 6
6.0

Firewire Issues with Mac...otherwise a good deal

Gary Berman "DJGaryB11", Amazon
20 April 2009
  • 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.
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 8
8.0
Performance 4
4.0
Installation 8
8.0

Okay, with some patience

Overstock
22 February 2009
  • 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.
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Overall 6
6.0

Do NOT use the WD Auto Backup!

T. Ong, Amazon
2 October 2008
  • 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.
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Overall 6
6.0

Very good, but consider the bundled software

T. Jagla, Amazon
1 October 2008
  • 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.
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