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Western-digital-my-book-home-edition.6940246
5.3 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

Works well most of the time.

jane lewis, Amazon
9 January 2015
  • Summary: I bought this as a DVR for our RV DISH satellite system. I performs the recording function well. My only complaint is that it occasionally locks up and has to be unplugged to reboot. The inconvenient consequence is that it causes the receiver to need to be rebooted which is about a 15 minute process.
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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

Good External Drive

Amazon Customer, Amazon
4 December 2009
  • Summary: In my experience this is a good product. Just plug it in (Windows XP) and you have a terabyte to use as you like. It doesn't get much simpler. I can't say much about any included software - I dumped anything that came with the drive as I have had poor experiences in the past.
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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

Nice Product

MCA71, Amazon
8 September 2009
  • Summary: I like this hard drive a lot. It works very well with my Mac Powerbook G4, as it's fast, quiet, and reliable. I connect using Firewire, which appears to move files more quickly than USB. The only thing I'd change about this product is the power cord, its huge and takes up a lot of space on my power strip.
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Overall 8
8.0

esata is not for everybody

Mohd Hafiz Zahri "Hafiz", Amazon
5 September 2009
  • Summary: I did not purchase mine thru amazon, but i like to share some of my experience. I just bought WD Home 1T just for the sake of using E-sata. After struggling with random disconnected while transferring big files using e-sata, i started to blame WD and esata cable. It works ok with USB & Firewire, but makes me wanna kick the box of out of the window with e-sata.
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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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