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7.8 out of 10

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

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Overall 10
10

Good product and great service

Keith, Kalahari
7 February 2014
  • Excerpt: I am very pleased with my WD hard, Drive. Delivered on time. Good price.
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Overall 10
10

T2 External Harddrive

Unknown, Kalahari
7 February 2014
  • Excerpt: I am exceptionally happy with the product. It was a 'best buy' @ R1303.00. The service was excellent - I received it within 2 or 3 days of placing the order! Well done!
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Overall 10
10

2TB Hard Drive.

Carlo., Kalahari
7 February 2014
Overall 4
4.0

Not worth it

Christopher O., Newegg
27 November 2013
  • Pros: I bought 2 of these from a local store, they worked great out of the box and were pretty quick.
  • Cons: One of the two currently works okay, however the other is dying with read/write errors and bad sectors. I'm currently working on getting everything off the drive as I write this. I didn't think I'd be trying to recover files from my backup drive so soon. They have both experienced intermittent connectivity issues from about the 1yr mark. I'd blame the ASUS board but I've had these on 3 different computers and they've done the same thing. Just randomly disappear.
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Overall 5
4.6
Value for money 6
6.0
Features 2
2.0
Performance 8
8.0
Overall quality 2
2.0

Danger they do not care about your data

SuperTech, TigerDirect.com
15 November 2013
  • Summary: This drive offers encryption. Great. But because it would be too much trouble to encrypt a drive with data already on it they always encrypt the data even if you tell it not to. The data is essentially encrypted with an empty password that still cannot be decrypted without the USB to SATA board that does the encryption. If that board goes you cannot get your data back by removing the interface and putting the drive on a SATA controller because it is encrypted.
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Overall 2
2.0
Value for money 2
2.0
Ease of use 2
2.0

User Review

GoodHumorII, Walmart
8 November 2013
  • Summary: Hooked it up, everything went fine until day three and it's been a constant, "usb device not recognized." I'm pretty computer savvy, but after many tries, nothing. WD service had little advice to help me. I would return it but unfortunately I paid cash and can't find my receipt. I have two Seagate's and have had no problems with them. Unfortunate choice and although I keep receipts, this one isn't to be found. I can't give this any rating because it's not working.
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Overall 2
2.0
Value for money 2
2.0
Ease of use 2
2.0

User Review

Mag989, Walmart
4 November 2013
  • Summary: One of the folders became not accessible. Typical error for broken external drives. I'm going to exchange it, not giving up yet.
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Overall 8
8.0

Pretty straightforward

Andreas K., Newegg
4 November 2013
  • Pros: Tons of space, decent speed, dead silent. The software that comes with the drive is simple to use and does the job it's supposed to do. I'm not using the encryption or password features, though.
  • Cons: Uh ... it's not 8TB?
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Overall 8
8.0

An informative review

Jason E., Newegg
6 October 2013
  • Pros: Fast, Easy to set up (plug and play USB), comes with software, LOTS of storage, long lifespan
  • Cons: Hard drive goes to sleep after 10 minutes of idle to extend lifespan. Waking up the hard drive takes between 15 and 20 seconds.
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Overall 2
2.0

Worst Drive I've Bought To Date

Keith V., Newegg
2 October 2013
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