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Western Digital My Book Home Edition (WDH1CS3200 / WDH1CS5000 / WDH1CS6400 / WDH1CS7500 / WDH1CS10000 / WDH1CS15000 / WDH1CS20000)
4.4 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

I really didn't want to buy WD again but there is no perfect back up

Tiffany deRamos, Amazon
17 March 2016
  • Summary: Recently I had one of these fail and I used this for parts. Unfortunately I had to pay a data recovery company 500 to get my data. I really didn't want to buy WD again but there is no perfect back up. The downside for WD is that your data is encrypted.
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Overall 8
8.0

THEY WORK...

Anonymous, Newegg
3 February 2010
  • Summary: I use several at a time. Don't always mount with the drive letter assigned to them. Often needs reboot to mount, then drive letters will be reshuffled to other drives causing pathing issues.
  • Pros: Quiet, inexpensive, Firewire, Esata
  • Cons: none really, I didn't pay for them so I can't complain.
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Overall 8
8.0

Reliable drive

grant w., Newegg
15 December 2009
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.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good Performance, Great Price, You May Consider Reformating

Jacque S., Newegg
25 July 2009
  • Summary: I purchased an eSATA cable from Newegg along with this drive, the SIIG 3.28 ft. eSATA to eSATA Cable, and it works at the advertised 3GB/s with my motherboard's (ASUS Crosshair) eSata connectors.
  • Pros: The eSata interface (cable not included!) works as advertised, great for capturing and editing video - as I do. Two Firewire plugs on the back are great insurance (for at least I have had bad luck with all Firewire ports after while). Nothing has broken/malfunctioned with the drive after daily us...
  • Cons: First, no eSata cable comes with the drive (though this is advertised, one shouldn't be surprised). Secondly the drive (like many of the all-in-one external HDD's I imagine) is formated with the FAT32 system. This limits file sizes to only a few GB's. This did not work well when I was attempting ...
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Overall 8
8.0

i love it and it works fine.

Christine C., Newegg
28 June 2009
  • Summary: Other than the slow reaction this thing has to waking up to my call when its sleeping, I have no issues with this hard drive. It's a really good product and I had it over a year without it failing on me.
  • Pros: -has about 930gb of space which is still more than enough space for me. i dont know where the other 70 went to.. -simple design, just looks like a thick black book. -quiet. i keep it under my desk so i don't hear anything -transfer rate is fast, i use usb. -i've had it for over a year now and it ...
  • Cons: One thing that annoys me however, is that when it's not in use for about 10 to 15 minutes, it goes to sleep or idles. So when I go from just surfing the web and then I go to My Computer to this hard drive or pick a song on iTunes that is stored in this hard drive, you have to wait for the hard dr...
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Overall 8
8.0

Good Product

Anonymous, Newegg
14 June 2009
  • Pros: A good product, I am able to play just about any media format I have on a standard resolution television or 1080p television using the HDMI output.
  • Cons: Seems to overheat after about 6 - 8 hours of constant use. I wish it would have some basic controls on the device itself.
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Overall 8
8.0

Excellent drive after you update the firmware

Sean R., Newegg
3 June 2009
  • Summary: So finally I got the thing to update the firmware on the old laptop and it works just fine now on the Vista 64 bit puters. I knocked off an egg since I had to go update the firmware myself and that there is NO VISTA 64 driver available. Come on WD get with it already.
  • Pros: Three different connections, 7200 RPM, light on the front not as bright as older models. With no fans it's quiet. Excellent price!
  • Cons: Well after receiving the drive I formated in NTFS. No problem. Then I started to tranfer from an older 500G WD My Book. Since it didn't come with an eSATA cable I started with the firewire cable, no problems so far. Got everthing transfered in about 4 hours (old one is USB). Then after I was done...
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Overall 8
8.0

Works fine, but. . .

Richard P., Newegg
23 May 2009
  • Pros: Works fine, and is both fast and reliable.
  • Cons: Does not switch on and off with your computer as advertised. Instead it just goes into a standby mode, but it continues to draw power and the LED on the front flickers on and off slowly. Thus, it continues to be a vampire appliance. I'm looking for an external hard drive that truly turns complete...
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Overall 8
8.0

Great HDD

Galen M., Newegg
23 April 2009
  • Pros: Fast HDD, good number of connections (USB, Firewire, eSATA), Reasonably quiet. Another important thing is that it will automatically turn off when not in use for awhile. This is good as it quiets it down even more and conserves the hard disk.
  • Cons: Only thing is that the software/drivers for it can be kind of shotty sometimes with Vista. The light on the front is supposed to represent how full the HDD is but mine never worked. Not a big deal. Thats the only reason i didnt give it 5 eggs
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