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Western-digital-my-book-home-edition.6940246
5.5 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 8
8.0

ESATA Interface Reliability

Charles E. Richardson "bink", Amazon
11 February 2010
  • Summary: I originally bought two units because of the ESATA interface. I wanted to be able to move it easily and get Serial ATA speeds. HOWEVER, I found that where the IEEE 1394 and USB 2 interfaces worked (albeit at less than half the speed from a sata interface), the esata interface did not seem to work consistently. The drive was slow and sometimes disappeared from the disk manager on any of the four target computers.
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Overall 8
8.0

Happy with backups.

Amazon Customer "-JJ", Amazon
12 September 2009
  • Summary: I have a HP desktop with Windows Vista 64 bit, SP2. The My Book Home Edition hard drive is connected via USB port. The backup software came preloaded on the hard drive, but was dated (two years old). So I registered the drive at the Western Digital web site and downloaded the current version of the backup software from their web site. The downloaded backup software was not digitally signed which worried me, but I installed it anyway.
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 10
10
Features 8
8.0
Performance 6
6.0
Installation 8
8.0

Great product with buggy software

Overstock
22 August 2009
  • Summary: I received my 1TB external HDD about two weeks ago. within the last two days or so the software has been giving me nothing but trouble, saying it is not working correctly or that there is an issue with backups. I decided this was most likely either a problem with immediate termination of the connection, which shouldn't be a problem on a hot swappable drive, or the software was not written to be compatible with Windows Vista.
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 10
10
Features 8
8.0
Performance 6
6.0
Installation 8
8.0

Great product with buggy software

Overstock
22 August 2009
  • Summary: I received my 1TB external HDD about two weeks ago. within the last two days or so the software has been giving me nothing but trouble, saying it is not working correctly or that there is an issue with backups. I decided this was most likely either a problem with immediate termination of the connection, which shouldn't be a problem on a hot swappable drive, or the software was not written to be compatible with Windows Vista.
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Overall 8
8.0

So far so good

Overstock
14 August 2009
  • Summary: Good product. I already owned one, and it works great, and needed another one. This was a great deal and works great so far after about a month. I've owned my other one for about a year and no problems.
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Overall 8
8.0

So far so good

Overstock
14 August 2009
  • Summary: Good product. I already owned one, and it works great, and needed another one. This was a great deal and works great so far after about a month. I've owned my other one for about a year and no problems.
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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. For example, the power on button has an issue as it needs you to constantly play with it to get it to turn on. To be fair, when hard drive work, its a great steal.
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Overall 8
8.0

Works fine

jonpaul, Amazon
21 February 2009
  • Summary: Installed the new version (leaf on box with 30% more energy efficient) yesterday on a Dell 8400 Pentium 4, running Windows XP (by Firewire) and did a quick format to NTFS; the unit works fine. I like the "Western Digital Knowledge Base" at their support website; I was looking for Reformating to NTFS. If you also need to reformat to NTFS, search their site for answer ID # 1287; it gives you a good step by step guide.
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 8
8.0
Performance 10
10
Installation 10
10

Western Digital My Book 500GB Extr. HDrefurb)

Overstock
4 December 2008
  • Summary: Easy to use. Does what the ad said it would and does it well. The fact that it was refurbished means to me that a person looked this over and made quite sure it would work and deliver...and it does. That it was sold at an incredible reduction in price over the stock price is what drew me to this Hard Drive. After reading what it was capable of, I was sold. All in all, quality; price; value...and it was delivered right to my door.
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Overall 8
8.0

Satisfied purchase

Webfoot, Amazon
3 November 2008
  • Summary: Had this product for only a few days so can't offer any reliability comments. No issues with hooking this drive up. Plugged in the power supply and connected to the computer (Win XP) via FireWire/1394 interface. Drive was instantly recognized and could R/W to the drive. No supplied software installed automatically or manually by me. Since drive came formated to FAT, it was only a DOS command away from converting to NTFS.
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