Reviews and Problems with Western Digital My Book USB 3.0 (WDBAAK0010HCH / WDBAAK0020HCH / WDBABP0010HCH / WDBABP0020HCH)
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Western Digital My Book 3.0 1TB
2 February 2010
Excerpt: We wouldn’t normally test two products from the same lineup in two consecutive issues of the magazine. But when Western Digital’s My Book 3.0 showed up just days after the March issue went to print (it's on newsstands now!), we knew we had to review it. It doesn’t have an e-label or capacity meter, like the My Book Elite. Nor does it include WD’s SmartWare backup software or hardware encryption. But the My Book 3.0 has one feature that makes it awesome: USB 3.0.
Pros: USB 3.0 speed removes 33MB/s transfer limit; includes PCI-E adapter card.
Cons: Don’t lose that USB SuperSpeed cable! No encryption or backup software.
Excerpt: The Western Digital My Book 3.0 may have a huge capacity of 2TB and a fast USB3 interface, but it doesn't look very different from the company's other external desktop hard disks. The slender, curvy design is vaguely reminiscent of a book's spine (hence the name) and is designed to be positioned vertically as well as horizontally without any fiddly stands.