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Western Digital My Book (WDBACW0010HBK / WDBACW0015HBK / WDBACW0020HBK / WDBACW0030HBK / WDBACW0040HBK)
7.4 out of 10

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

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Reviews and Problems with Western Digital My Book (WDBACW0010HBK / WDBACW0015HBK / WDBACW0020HBK / WDBACW0030HBK / WDBACW0040HBK)

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Overall 2
2.0

no go!

ed Jaskiewicz, Amazon
11 March 2015
Overall 2
2.0

No power for WD External Drive

Jack, Amazon
9 March 2015
  • Summary: It didn't work with my WD external drive that it was spec'd to work with. I tried it on others (i have 3) and it didn't work on any of them. I ordered a different brand and it worked just fine and my drive is again up and running. I called the support number and had no luck either as they were going to get back to me about a replacement and never heard back. I'm not going to chase it down for the 10 bucks...
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Overall 2
2.0

Didn't fit.

C.M. Fogarty, Amazon
9 February 2015
  • Summary: Didn't fit product. Had issues attempting to return device. Would not recommend despite it claiming the product fit my WD's serial number.
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Overall 2
2.0

Dead

Morgan B., Newegg
21 January 2015
  • Summary: It had intermittent connectivity issues for months then finally simply stopped connecting at all. After removing the drive from the housing and installing it internally to recover the data that was on it, the drive was dead. Staggeringly disappointing for something that is primarily intended for back up use.
  • Pros: USB 3
  • Cons: Drive lost connectivity after a year across any device. Drive corrupted and all data was then lost. Unrecoverable.
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Overall 2
2.0

tried to return and haven't heard back.

kathy west, Amazon
13 January 2015
  • Summary: tried to return and haven't heard back. I ordered one for a Mac and received one for windows platform
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Overall 2
2.0

Kept it plugged in and it burned up within a month!!!!!!

Paul B. Gary "Spud", Amazon
5 January 2015
  • Summary: Kept it plugged in and it burned up within a month!!!!!!
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Overall 2
2.0

Time bomb

Michael J., Newegg
2 September 2014
  • Summary: I have another one of these that I purchased 6 months ago, now I am regretting that choice. I feel like it is a time bomb that I am just waiting to explode. I'll be looking around for replacement drives to fill the role of these 2x 3TB drives. I used to think WD was a quality name, but now I believe I am going to have to start looking elsewhere after this external & my WD Black (which died 2 years ago after 8 months) have died.
  • Pros: Very fast read / write speeds. Large capacity
  • Cons: The drive died after 1 year of use...I lost appx 2.5TB of data that unfortunately had not been backed up for 6 months.
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Overall 2
2.0

Totally flakey. I'm so disappointed with this.

David Straley, Amazon
25 August 2014
  • Summary: I made a big mistake in buying this. From the get-go, I only had USB 2.0 on my computer. I bought this because I was planning on buying a USB 3.0 computer in the future. But from day 1, this drive was completely flakey. It was a bad joke really. The reason I didn't return it was because I didn't know anything about USB 2.0 vs. USB 3.0. I reasoned that it was "my fault", and that the problem was that I had only a USB 2.0 computer.
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Overall 2
2.0

This drive is proven to fail after mediocre usage

Anonymous, Newegg
1 July 2014
  • Summary: You always see reviews like these on external hard-drives or DOA reviews which never happened to me, but for this drive it is a guarantee after 2 years of minor usage that it will fail. My first full blown hard-drive fail even though I used it at only usb 2.0 speeds the entire time! No excuse for this poor excuse of a hard-drive.
  • Pros: None. Unless a proven defective hard-drive that is somehow still being sold by Western Digital is a pro for you.
  • Cons: Drive failed one day when I was installing something from the drive, each file shown above the progress bar was taking several seconds to a minute for each small file most likely due to having trouble reading the drive. It also had a clicking noise every few seconds which may or may not have been a new problem or was like that all along. Then I canceled the install and waiting minutes for the safely remove USB thing to finally work and disconnected and reconnected. Ba...
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Overall 2
2.0

This drive is proven to fail after mediocre usage

Anonymous, Newegg
1 July 2014
  • Summary: You always see reviews like these on external hard-drives or DOA reviews which never happened to me, but for this drive it is a guarantee after 2 years of minor usage that it will fail. My first full blown hard-drive fail even though I used it at only usb 2.0 speeds the entire time! No excuse for this poor excuse of a hard-drive.
  • Pros: None. Unless a proven defective hard-drive that is somehow still being sold by Western Digital is a pro for you.
  • Cons: Drive failed one day when I was installing something from the drive, each file shown above the progress bar was taking several seconds to a minute for each small file most likely due to having trouble reading the drive. It also had a clicking noise every few seconds which may or may not have been a new problem or was like that all along. Then I canceled the install and waiting minutes for the safely remove USB thing to finally work and disconnected and reconnected. Ba...
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