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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 6
6.0

Drive Crashed

Greg H., Newegg
21 October 2014
  • Summary: I don't know whether my experience is unusual, but twice now I've bought this model and twice the drive has crashed. I am not happy.
  • Pros: Lots of space
  • Cons: This model drive crashed twice for me
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Overall 6
6.0

wrong purchase

ANDRE, Amazon
7 April 2014
  • Summary: got it on time, but its the wrong charger for what i need it for so i cant give a good review of this ,,
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Overall 6
6.0

Do not use this in a RAID 0 configuration

Scot A. Arnold, Amazon
10 December 2013
  • Summary: This item failed after about five years. But the disks were recoverable once I purchase a new disk housing. I used RAID 0 which was a huge mistake.
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Overall 6
6.0

OK, I guess

Don Mitchusson, Amazon
25 November 2013
  • Summary: It's OK as long as you only turn it on when you plan to use it. Works for me because I only back up once a week. IF you leave it on all the time, it gets hot and fails.
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Overall 6
6.0

Control board goes bad

Anonymous, Newegg
10 July 2013
  • Summary: If your in warranty you can get a replacement but you will be sending back the drive with your data without recovery. If your out of warranty you can try to locate another control board with the same number on the tag and if it works you would do well to backup the data, then remove the drive and...
  • Pros: Lots of storage
  • Cons: Encrypts the written data through the control board. If the board goes bad, connecting the internal drive to a pc will not help because windows will not be able to read the encrypted data.
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Overall 6
6.0

Throw away enclosure, install disk internally.

Raymond R., Newegg
3 July 2013
  • Summary: Western Digital's WD30EZRX hard drive drive is often available at a lower price as part of this MyBook unit, than when purchased by itself. Coincidentally, this indicates the worth of the MyBook enclosure, which is anywhere from "zero" to "negative value.
  • Pros: I bought one of these in August 2011. It contained a WD30EZRX hard drive, which has been 100% reliable since then, and was a bargain at the time. It is a nice fast drive. Suitable for installation in a quality drive enclosure (see below) or as in internal disk. The MyBook enclosure provides excel...
  • Cons: The MyBook enclosure is absolutely worthless. Mine failed after ONE day of use, connecting only as a USB 2.0 device after that. The hidden and extreme danger of the MyBook enclosure is that it performs silent, unavoidable disk encryption. So, if (more like "when") the enclosure fails, you cannot ...
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Overall 6
6.0

Yeah buddy this will do it!

K. Anderson "Cracker Mutha", Amazon
29 April 2013
  • Summary: Works real good. Darned good. And my pants are on fire! In fact my pants are just smoking when I wear them!
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

Charles M., Newegg
29 March 2013
  • Summary: still give 3 eggs WD is all i use internally and never had a flaw i just believe i had that one bad HD in the batch i still love WD drives but still mad at all my data gone might just stick to getting another internal
  • Pros: WD is always a pro and price
  • Cons: bought drive from best buy, spent next 2 days transfering 2 TB of files only for 3rd day computer would not read the drive. only show in device manage not disk mang. switched cables did all steps until i realized the drive was clicking. drive died with all my files on it in less than 3 days.
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Overall 6
6.0

WD My Book 3TB External Hard Drive Storage USB 3.0

rakuten
21 March 2013
  • Summary: This drive just do partial of the back up. It still have some files failed to back up.
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Overall 6
6.0

cheap storage

rakuten
20 November 2012
  • Summary: good for backup if you don't want to manipulate anything on the drive yourself; not good if you want to use it as an external drive which is my case.
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