Reviews and Problems with Western Digital My Book Home Edition (WDH1CS3200 / WDH1CS5000 / WDH1CS6400 / WDH1CS7500 / WDH1CS10000 / WDH1CS15000 / WDH1CS20000)
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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.
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.
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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