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Western Digital My Book (WDBAAJ0010HSL / WDBAAJ0015HSL / WDBAAJ0020HSL)
6.2 out of 10

Western Digital My Book (WDBAAJ0010HSL / WDBAAJ0015HSL / WDBAAJ0020HSL)

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Reviews and Problems with Western Digital My Book (WDBAAJ0010HSL / WDBAAJ0015HSL / WDBAAJ0020HSL)

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Overall 2
2.0

External Hardware up grade

marlow setervang, Amazon
19 February 2013
  • Summary: The external hardrive is a great backup in case the files are lost on the mac. My mac friend suggested this. This Hard Drive quit working after one month. We had a tech to our house 3 times. I consider this JUNK, and will send it back.
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Overall 2
2.0

FAIL

Felt Tip, Amazon
2 September 2012
  • Summary: Six months--dead. Or, at least that's when I noticed it wasn't working as a backup anymore. Hard drive data recovery software will only recover the Western Digital Smartware files.
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Overall 2
2.0

Small size super quiet

Scott, Amazon
23 May 2012
  • Summary: UPDATE 10/09/10 There was a firmware update for this drive and carefully following the directions I tried to update. The update had an error and killed a perfectly good drive. WD was kind enough to offer me a full replacement but I declined because with all the identity theft and password stealing,...
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Overall 2
2.0

SmartWare *Firmware* Unremovable

J. Bleecker, Amazon
23 May 2012
  • Summary: The fact that I purchased a hard drive that comes with software I neither wanted nor can remove is worse than annoying. You can still use the drive, but it forces another useless, read-only drive to pop-up on your desktop.
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Overall 2
2.0

Unreliable - serious problems after just 3 months

Erich Drazen, Amazon
23 May 2012
  • Summary: I bought this drive because I am a photographer and needed a large capacity drive to store my photos, and I wanted a firewire 800 drive for the transfer speed. I am working with a macbook pro that I have had for 6 months. When I first bought the drive it worked fine.
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Overall 2
2.0

Western Digital - No longer Mac Compatible

mittens, Amazon
23 May 2012
  • Summary: I have been using Western Digital drives for my Macs for the past 6 years. This was my fourth Western Digital drive to serve as a back up of all of my drives and let me just say, not only am I extremely disappointed by this product, but I am AGGRAVATED.
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Overall 2
2.0

AVOID - Virtual CD Cannot be Disabled

Velochap, Amazon
23 May 2012
  • Summary: Avoid this drive as it contains a virtual CD that cannot be disabled by reformatting the drive. It is built into the firmware. Just got off the phone with WD and they confirmed that there is no way to disable this.
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Overall 2
2.0

Second Drive failed also corrupt, unreadable data, 1st Drive Shuts down, Fails to backup, Total Junk, Don't Buy

Carlos, Amazon
23 May 2012
  • Summary: Western Digital replaced the first failed drive which is good but the replacement drive has also failed. Drive will not mount and disk utilities cannot repair it. It looks like WD digital will replace it again, not sure yet, but I cant trust this product.
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Overall 2
2.0

worked great until...

B-House, Amazon
23 May 2012
  • Summary: I don't care about the firmware but I do care about what I store on my drive. I have a few of these and it worked great for about 6 mo. to a year until files started getting corrupted (even new ones). I salvaged some (had most on a second back up) but many files are toast.
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Overall 2
2.0

4 months and it failed

Giacomo, Amazon
23 May 2012
  • Summary: I have used it since August 2011 when I bought it. It seemed a great drive, fast, easy, very silent. I am not stressing it too much, using it at home only twice day a week when I want to access my photo library.
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