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8.3 out of 10

Western Digital My Book (WDBACW0010HBK / WDBACW0015HBK / WDBACW0020HBK / WDBACW0030HBK / WDBACW0040HBK)

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WD My Book

consumersearch.com
16 April 2014
  • Summary: As of this writing, you can buy this drive at prices ranging from $100 for 2 TB to $160 for 4 TB. By contrast, the runner-up Buffalo DriveStation DDR costs $140 for 3 TB, the largest size available. The My Book also comes with backup software and a USB 3.0 cable. However, many users complain that the "cloud backup" promised on the box is really just a piece of software that helps you copy files to a free Dropbox account.
  • Pros: Lots of capacity for the price, Fast transfer speeds, Easy setup
  • Cons: Mixed reviews for reliability, Some software glitches
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Overall 7
7.3

Western Digital My Book WDBACW0020HBK-NESN 2TB 3.5" USB 3.0 External Hard Drive

ExcaliberPC
15 February 2014
Overall 7
7.0

Western Digital My Book 4 TB (WDBACW0040HBK) Review

Tech2
9 February 2013
  • Summary: The WD My Book 4TB drive is available for Rs 14,999 which gives us a cost per GB of Rs 4.02. Looking at the capacity this is an economical drive. Of course, the speeds aren’t the best considering it houses a 5700RPM drive. But then again, for someone looking to get this drive, speed should not be much of a concern as this drive will primarily be used as a backup drive and not for running applications or games from.
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Overall 8
8.0

The backup sweet spot: Western Digital My Book Essential 3TB review

APC
4 July 2012
  • Excerpt: Coming in the now familiar ‘book’ aesthetic common to Western Digital’s desktop drives this 3TB monster among the most affordable of the 3TB drives on the market with a street price of around $239. That’s a great deal for a drive that comes with some very useful software and is one of the best looking desktop drives around. Like other drives from WD it comes with SmartWare which is our favourite bundled backup solution.
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Overall 8
8.0

WD's My Book VelociRaptor Duo may just suit your storage needs

CNET
23 March 2012
  • Summary: The My Book VelociRaptor Duo is one of the best storage devices thanks to its balanced combination of excellent performance, practical design, and relatively friendly pricing.
  • Pros: The WD My Book VelociRaptor Duo offers stellar performance, includes a Thunderbolt cable, and is easy to service.
  • Cons: The My Book VelociRaptor Duo doesn't offer any other connection types and is relatively pricey.
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Overall 7
7.0

WD My Book Thunderbolt Duo

CNET
23 March 2012
  • Summary: The WD My Book Thunderbolt Duo makes a very good external storage device for Thunderbolt-enabled Macs thanks to its comparative affordability, ease of use, and decent performance.
  • Pros: The WD My Book Thunderbolt Duo makes a great alternative to USB- or FireWire-based external drives. The drive is relatively affordable, supports RAID configurations, and is easy to service.
  • Cons: The WD My Book Thunderbolt Duo's performance is comparatively slow. The drive doesn't offer any other connection types, nor does it include a Thunderbolt cable.
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Overall 7
7.0

Western Digital My Book 3.0

CNET
27 January 2012
  • Summary: Western Digital's My Book 3.0 is a great external-storage addition for desktop computer users. However, notebook users have better choices.
  • Pros: The Western Digital My Book 3.0 is fast and is bundled with a USB 3.0 PCI Express card; it runs cool and quiet.
  • Cons: The My Book 3.0 doesn't let users upgrade the hard drive and it's expensive. Western Digital didn't include backup software with the drive.
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Western Digital My Book Essential 3TB (WDBACW0030HBK) USB 3.0 External Storage Review

hardwarebbq.com
7 February 2011
  • Conclusion: Here’s my concern: If your 3TB drive is used as your secondary storage rather than as a backup source and once filled the drive will have a huge chunk of data. A lot of people might be skeptical using a single large drive (even as a backup) especially when it contains a lot of irreplaceable data. There are times for any unfortunate reason a drive could one day stop working.
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Overall 7
7.2

Western Digital My Book WDBACW0030HBK-NESN 3TB 3.5" USB 3.0 External Hard Drive

ExcaliberPC
29 April 2009

Western Digital 320GB USB/FireWire My Book

OverClock Intelligence Agency
3 April 2007
  • Summary: For benchmark testing, I will be running HD Tune and SiSoft Sandra Lite 2007 SP1. I will run each test using both the USB and FireWire cables. I formatted the My Book between each test to keep the playing field equal. First up, we have HD Tune using the USB cable. Here we see an average transfer rate of 24.3 MB/s (higher is better) with an access time of 14.0ms (lower is better). HD Tune reports the CPU Usage at 6.6% during the test. Next we switch to the FireWire cable.
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