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Western Digital My Book (WDBACW0010HBK / WDBACW0015HBK / WDBACW0020HBK / WDBACW0030HBK / WDBACW0040HBK)
7.2 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 4
4.0

Two Stars

Denise Hanley, Amazon
22 May 2015
  • Summary: This didn't work for the device that was missing its power supply. It wasn't universal enough.
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Overall 4
4.0

Great drive when it works!

Kevin M., Newegg
5 November 2014
  • Pros: Pretty quiet, sturdy, fast drive.
  • Cons: Mine died after 1 year and 3 months. So that's no good.
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Overall 4
4.0

Rip it out or stay away

Christopher H., Newegg
31 August 2014
  • Summary: If you can get this on a good deal, grab it and rip the drive from the case, yeah warranty is gone but atleast you wont lose your data due to the hardware FORCED encryption on this.
  • Pros: At the time of purchase this was a steal of a deal at just under 100. So of course i jumped on it. It plugged in and worked fine. Stored lots of data with its 3TB, what else is there to pro comment?
  • Cons: After just over 1 year of use the USB controller or other chipsets inside have started to fail. Currently waiting for a new drive to get here so i can get the data off the one in use. It wont connect to windows 7 AT ALL. i can connect it after some serious work on my ubuntu server machine to acce...
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Overall 4
4.0

Bad apple

Todd B., Newegg
1 March 2014
  • Pros: Good size external for a good price,
  • Cons: Drive failed after a year and 1/2, will attempt warranty provided usb 3.0 cable is short.
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Overall 4
4.0

Not worth it

Anonymous, Newegg
27 November 2013
  • Summary: I learned my lesson, only enterprise higher rated drives from here on out.
  • 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 co...
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Overall 4
4.0

IT died after 6 weeks

Yuri, rakuten
11 August 2013
  • Summary: First one died after 6 weeks. 2nd one died after 2 weeks. On the third one now, all replaced by WD under warranty. Been a few months, so far no issues. Maybe it was just a faulty batch. Disappointing though. At least the warranty replacement procedure is easy.
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Overall 4
4.0

Good disk, BAD enclosure

Simon F., Newegg
25 July 2013
  • Summary: I've heard of some people that tried to decrypt by buying another enclosure interface but most people failed.
  • Pros: Hard disk with good capacity for a very reasonnable price, that is the reason why I bought it
  • Cons: The enclosure is a real piece of garbage. If you buy this disk, always buy a generic enclosure to put the hard disk in. This enclosure encrypts automatically your data and when the enclosure breaks (it will, only a matter of time) you lose all your data. Mine broke after few months and I lost 1TB...
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Overall 4
4.0

Just crashed.

John H., Newegg
25 July 2013
  • Pros: Ran well for a year then died without notice.
  • Cons: It's been running nonstop for a year and finally crashed this morning. I lost 2.5TB of data (yay!) and most of it will take years to replace. Never going to make the mistake of not backing everything up again... or trusting in WD external drives. My caviar black from the turn of the century is st...
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Overall 4
4.0

Use disk throw away enclosure

Eduard T., Newegg
15 July 2013
  • Summary: Bought this for back-up and picture storage. Worked well for a couple of months. I didn't use it much after the initial copy and organization push. A couple of days ago I noticed that the disk was no longer showing up in Windows.
  • Pros: Decent disk for price
  • Cons: Hardware encryption done via PCB that fails
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Overall 4
4.0

Very Disappointing

Robert B., Newegg
2 July 2013
  • Summary: Have owned dozens of WD Drives, mostly interanl. This drive does not seem to be ready for prime time. Based on reviews of this drive, as well as Seagate, I'm not sure either are ready. Speed on WD drive is good, but not great and not what is claimed.
  • Pros: Capacity and decent speed, but not much else.
  • Cons: Almost everything. Computer will not boot if this drive is connected. Drive will not be recoginized if connect to USB cable longer than one supplied. Drive is noisy. And uncharacteristically slow shippin by Newegg via FedEx and the USPS.
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