Summary: No words to describe. Simply amazing. Absolutely plug and play. You don't even need to install the application within the HD to work. But it has some nice features though. I recommend to everyone who need more capacity with a good price and amazing delivery time. The only problem is that Western Digital recommend to use it stand up in your desk. I prefer using laying down on its side to prevent damages.
Summary: This is a perfect external hard drive. I use it with my Macbook Pro and it backs it up fine whenever I come home and sync it. I have to disable to the auto sync since I don't have it plugged in 24/7, but that's not an issue.
Summary: I purchased this for my daughter for Christmas. It arrived well ahead of schedule, which pleased me greatly. She has been using it for 4 months now and is well satisfied with it. She is computer savy and says it is functioning well to expectations.
Summary: Nothing has gone wrong with it so far. It's holding all of my data. Just what I needed. At first, the software icon irked my nerves but it is very helpful. It shows you how much space you've used. I got my package in a good amount of time. Simple and easy.
Raquel S. "Avid Amazon Fan and Kindle User", Amazon
13 March 2012
Summary: I fell in love with the My Book Essential the first time I used it. I had an older laptop with issues that I wanted to save some precious files that were on there. Without using any special software, etc, I plugged in My Book Essential to it, dragged and dropped the files I wanted from the laptop onto the My Book drive and with whisper-quiet lightning fast efficiency all my files were transferred onto the My Book. I was tickled to pieces.
Summary: my old external is on its last legs so i decided to upgrade. i thought moving 500 gigs of my crap would take all night... boy was i surprised. not much of a tech guy, but this has been working for me so far.
Summary: I have always had good experience with WD hard drives going back over 10 years and including internal drives. I have three of My Book Essential 1TB, and 2 that are 2 TB that I have purchased in the last 18 months. They have all installed easily and I haven't had any problems with any of them. I primarily use them for storing large video files and for select data back up so I don't absolutely need the speed of a 7200 RPM drive.