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6.1 out of 10

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

Western Digital 500GB MY BOOK ESSENTIAL ED USB 2.0 7200 RPM 16 Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Western Digital My Book Essential (WDBAAF series / WDBJRH series)

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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 8
8.0

User Review

bswietlik, Walmart
24 February 2011
  • Summary: This USB hard drive did not work with my Windows Vista system until I went to the WD website and downloaded the latest drivers and software. The automatic backup, which copies changes to any document or file saved on the drive, after you change it, was the problem. The new software allows you to turn this feature off, which I did. In addition, the "virtual CD" loaded on the hard drive was a nuissance and used up disk space. Not what I expected or wanted!
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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 8
8.0

User Review

bswietlik, Walmart
24 February 2011
  • Summary: This USB hard drive did not work with my Windows Vista system until I went to the WD website and downloaded the latest drivers and software. The automatic backup, which copies changes to any document or file saved on the drive, after you change it, was the problem. The new software allows you to turn this feature off, which I did. In addition, the "virtual CD" loaded on the hard drive was a nuissance and used up disk space. Not what I expected or wanted!
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 8
8.0

User Review

anter, Walmart
22 February 2011
  • Summary: More instruction needed, I turned the on or off when booting my computer. This cause boot data to be lost.
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Overall 4
4.0

WD, why have you forsaken me?

Colin B., Newegg
25 January 2011
  • Summary: It took a small fall on a soft surface and stopped working.
  • Pros: Lots of space, cheap, WD quality drive.
  • Cons: My two biggest concerns are the fragility of the drive and the un-ease of access.
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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 10
10

User Review

4ster, Walmart
7 January 2011
  • Summary: The WD drive is OK but the software is cumbersom and limiting. I had to uninstall the WD software and install other software from the Web to get the results that I thought the WD would give.
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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 10
10

User Review

4ster, Walmart
7 January 2011
  • Summary: The WD drive is OK but the software is cumbersom and limiting. I had to uninstall the WD software and install other software from the Web to get the results that I thought the WD would give.
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Overall 4
4.0

Should have backed up my backup

Jake C., Newegg
14 June 2010
  • Pros: Its got a lot of space.
  • Cons: It died after about a year. Great, bye bye backup drive. I never used their software, you don't really need to. Poor case cooling would be my guess as to what happened from what I read... I should have drilled a hole into my minifridge and ran it in there I guess.
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Overall 2
2.0
Value for money 6
6.0

User Review

Nickname1432, Walmart
12 March 2010
  • Summary: I have purchased the HDD and there is so much wrong I will run out of time writing. I installed this hard drive and had to weigh through the software application. You cannot delete this since it is firmware and trying to talk to customer support is a nightmare. Backing up files is easy but, it does take a ton of time and, if you change a file, it slows the computer down to a crawl. look on the web, do your homework and find the reviews. It is not worth the hassle.
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Overall 4
4.0

Western Digital My Book Essential Edition 1 TB USB 2.0 External Hard Drive

G.Avramov, Rate it all!
25 November 2008
  • Summary: I purchased this item a 1 year and 2 months ago. Right after the 1 year warranty expired....so did the Hard drive. Customer service would have cost me $41.00 to talk to a representative so I had to go to their website. I downloaded and tried all their programs...only to return with error messages. I will not be buying another Western Digital product again.
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Overall 4
4.0

Western digital are not a great company to deal with.

Nigel Killick, Amazon
4 March 2013
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