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Western-digital-my-book-home-edition.6940246
6.1 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 8
8.0

User Review

forkboy1965, gdgt
31 October 2009
  • Excerpt: Being new to Apple computers (I purchased a 2nd gen iMac in March 2009) I was determined to make use of Time Machine for the purpose of backing up my new iMac. Backing up my Windows driven laptop and PC were always a bit more complicated due to the lack of solid and useful backup software...
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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 8
8.0

So far great

Bear, J&R
19 March 2009
  • Summary: So far great
  • Pros: Easy To Setup, Easy to use, Quiet
  • Cons: No Power Switch
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Overall 8
8.0

Is as expected.

Shake n Bake, J&R
6 March 2009
  • Summary: Product is ok. A little bulky, loud, and runs hot. Product does what it is there to do. [...
  • Pros: Attractive Design, High Capacity
  • Cons: Slow
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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

Good Drive - Small trick for a Mac

Scott in Houston, B&H Photo
28 January 2009
  • Summary: The drive is a good, fast, seemingly dependable drive. If putting on a Mac, you may need some tips for getting it formatted for the Mac OS. Here is what you need to do (why it's not in the documentation is beyond me): In the Apple Disk Utility: PARTITION your drive as 1 Partition and in that same window, SELECT OPTIONS. There are 3 radio buttons in the popup window for formatting options.
  • Pros: Fast, Reliable
  • Cons: Difficult To Install
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Overall 8
8.0

Good.... but has only 931GB.....

C, B&H Photo
13 January 2009
  • Summary: I have started using it with USB 2.0to back-up my data and the software that comes with the harddrive is only trail version. WD should include the full version of the software....The power button does not work sometimes and it is at the back which is always not easily accessible... The speed is fine with USB 2.0 did not check it out while copying the files... Formating this drive is very easy....The instructions on the WD website are pretty clear....
  • Pros: Easy To Install, Fast, Highly Compatible, Looks cool tooo, Quiet, Reliable
  • Cons: No full Back-up software, Power-button at the back
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