Reviews and Problems with Western Digital My Book (WDBACW0010HBK / WDBACW0015HBK / WDBACW0020HBK / WDBACW0030HBK / WDBACW0040HBK)
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External Mybook 3TB Hard Drive
4 days ago
Excerpt: an absolutely awesome device. it runs smoothly and was quick and easy to unpack and plug in. the only problem i had was that i paid in excess of R1600 and a day later found it on another website including free delivery for R1499. damn murphy!
Summary: 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 simply install the disk in another enclosure or as an internal SATA drive to retrieve your data - your data is gone!
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.
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.
Western Digital My Book Essential WDBACW0030HBK 3 TB: Big storage at a small price
8 March 2011
Summary: The Western Digital My Book Essential 3TB external hard drive with USB 3.0 ("super-speed USB") support. I decided to pick one up because I recently also purchased a D-Link Boxee Box which I was hoping to use it with. However, there are some compatibility issues with the hard drive which consumers should be made aware of before purchasing. Storage and Transfer - as you may all be aware, the real storage size of a hard drive never approaches the real size.
Pros: USB 3.0 is lightning quick compared to USB 2.0, loads of space
Cons: Limited compatibility (64-bit OS only), poor software