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Western-digital-wdbacw0040hbk.34169752
8.4 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 6
6.0

slow

rakuten
20 December 2013
  • Summary: Despite the ethernet connection, read/write is slow due to the limited chip and HD speed.
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Overall 6
6.0

"disconnects" itself

angeposs "angeposs", Amazon
30 August 2013
  • Summary: occasionally while working I will get the message admonishing me that I did not disconnect it properly and all my data may be lost or damaged. I did not disconnect it at all. I checked the connections and they were fully hooked in and tightly connected. It also takes a long time to "warm-up and open when I click on it.
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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
  • Pros: Lots of storage
  • Cons: Encrypts the written data through the control board.
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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.
  • Cons: The MyBook enclosure is absolutely worthless. Mine failed after ONE day of use, connecting only as a USB 2.0 device after that.
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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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Overall 6
6.0

It's OK

Timothy S., Newegg
4 November 2012
  • Pros: Good amount of disk space for the money. It is a decent external hard drive.
  • Cons: Expected USB 3.0 Tranfer rates for single HDD disappointing; there is no description of the HDD used inside the external case in plain sight, so there is no telling whether it is a HDD equal to or greater than that of a 5400rpm device. Expect more USB 2.0 speeds rater than 3.0.
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Overall 6
6.0

The backup software is terrible

rakuten
6 May 2012
  • Summary: Be prepared to spend a lot of time getting your backup set up. When I thought I was finally done, then it did a software update and I had to spend another couple of hours. I'm thankful that was only backing up 100GB!
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

Steven S., Newegg
3 February 2012
  • Pros: Fast. Easy to setup. No obnoxious bright lights.
  • Cons: I've noticed that it powers down by itself. I've messed with the settings and told it to never turn off unless unplugged, and it still powers down. It's really obnoxious. I have to un-plug and then re-plug in for it to turn back on. If I had known it would do this, I would NEVER have made this purchase. Other than that, it works as expected.
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 6
6.0

User Review

Shantha, Walmart
27 June 2011
  • Summary: I use this with Windows 2003 Server. When I tried to copy 35 Gb files to the HDD, it fails as I received the HDD. But when I format it NTFS using Windows 2003, then larger files can be copied to the HDD.
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