Reviews and Problems with Western Digital My Book (WDBACW0010HBK / WDBACW0015HBK / WDBACW0020HBK / WDBACW0030HBK / WDBACW0040HBK)
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DO NOT BUY
Jason G., Newegg
20 June 2015
Summary: I do not like to put 1 egg on things. I find people who do usually are just trolls trying to assert opinions, but this would be a waste of money and time. DO NOT BUY
Pros: Lots of space
Cons: This drive and any in the series are just defective. I have not come across one person who can say this drive is great and last along time. The only thing in my experience with this drive and a couple more that i bought thinking my pc was a problem is that it will only stay connected for short pe...
Advertised as working with Dish Network - It Does Not
Dawn Ceizler, Amazon
23 April 2015
Summary: I bought this hard drive specifically to work with the Dish Network because it was marketed for that purpose. It did not work. I also had the pleasure of spending over an hour on the phone with Dish Network representatives who did not know what they were doing.
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.
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.
Pros: USB 3
Cons: Drive lost connectivity after a year across any device. Drive corrupted and all data was then lost. Unrecoverable.
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.
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.