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5.6 out of 10

Western Digital My Book Essential (WDBAAF series / WDBJRH series)

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Western Digital My Book 500GB External Hard Drive

D. B., REVIEW STREAM
3 weeks ago
  • Excerpt: The My Book Home is the latest external hard drive from Western Digital. It has most of the regular features of an external hard drive. A triple interface for maximum connectivity, so that you can connect it to a Mac or PC, as well as an eSATA interface.
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Overall 10
10

Five Stars

Albert Camacho, Amazon
1 August 2014
Overall 2
2.0

Worst I ever had, poor product!

Flash, Amazon
11 May 2014
  • Summary: The only thing I had with this product is problems and today, I have lost all my informations. Please stay away of it!
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Overall 10
10

Works Great, Never Had a Single Problem

Ken F. Innes IV "primehalo", Amazon
21 April 2014
  • Summary: Why all the hating on this drive? I never had any problems and it gets used at least several times daily. As others say, it does come with the embedded SmartWare Virtual CD, but that was easy enough to remove. I did not find the drive noisy at all, and trust me I've heard some noisy drives! The light on the front is also quite nice. I have several other external drives that are way too bright and can be distracting, but this one is just right.
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Overall 2
2.0

Stay Away!

Buris, Amazon
22 July 2013
  • Summary: These are rotten drives! They are cheap WDEARS-type Green HDDs that are prone to failure early, even worse, the SmartWave software ranges from intrusive to downright evil. There is also a chip on the USB to SATA converter that makes it impossible for one to save their data, if they choose to make it internal. There are better buys, better values, and less headaches with virtually any other product. The practices here are downright despicable and lawsuit-worthy. AVOID.
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Overall 4
4.0

An ordinary product

Ron The Bear, Amazon
24 April 2013
  • Summary: Having owned about two dozen WD drives in the last decade, this is the first to give the impression of an inferior product. Flaky connections necessitating constant resets, wildly variable transfer speeds, ghost drives, software of dubious usefulness urging me to pay extra for a subscription. Very disappointed in this drive which turns a simple task into an ordeal, and cannot recommend. Perhaps it's the Hitachi drive they've used under the hood...
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Overall 10
10

Worth the money

Cathy Smith, Amazon
19 April 2013
  • Summary: This has been an awesome purchase and we use it all the time! We've had absolutely no problem with it and it doesn't take up very much room at all. I would recommend it.
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Overall 8
8.0

I like it

Richard Parker "RSP4834", Amazon
24 March 2013
  • Summary: I liked the capacity, but I thought it was hard to set up and use. It does recover your files and can save you if system crashes.
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Overall 10
10

Great product

Jorge Alexandro Ramirez, Amazon
14 March 2013
  • Summary: Great product, recommended for other users. Met absolutly my expectations.
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Overall 8
8.0

Built in software sucks - 5-STAR Drive but Software Killed a Star

rodney vega, Amazon
4 March 2013
  • Summary: Why the UNREMOVEABLE software - WHY - WHY - WHY !!! People don"t like not being able to remove period I only want this for STORAGE. Not for continuous Back-UP. I will continue to purchase internal WD hard drives for Operating Systems. But next time I need a STORAGE drive....WELL... I think you get the picture. Thank you.
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