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8.1 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 8
8.0
Value for money 6
6.0

User Review

rexbear50, Walmart
9 July 2013
  • Summary: this is pretty good if you have a terra byte or less for backing up! don't know how long the drive will last, Western Digital has a bad rep on their hard drives as far as I'm concerned....but we will see. I'm gonna leave it open and keep it for now!
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 8
8.0

User Review

mikec160, Walmart
30 March 2013
  • Summary: Well I've had these before the drive is fine. but the programing has never worked too good for me. prior ones have caused blue screen crash dump when disconnecting. but others Seagate drives did too. that must have had something to do with Microsoft. especially when running windows back up. that problem resolved most likely through Microsoft updates. I never could get the smart ware working right have not tried again this time. they make you install smart ware partially.
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 8
8.0

User Review

mikec160, Walmart
30 March 2013
  • Summary: Well I've had these before the drive is fine. but the programing has never worked too good for me. prior ones have caused blue screen crash dump when disconnecting. but others Seagate drives did too. that must have had something to do with Microsoft. especially when running windows back up. that problem resolved most likely through Microsoft updates. I never could get the smart ware working right have not tried again this time. they make you install smart ware partially.
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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
Value for money 6
6.0

User Review

Ti12, Walmart
30 September 2012
  • Summary: I bought this for a friend and selected it due to the 3.0 supposed speed. Tried it out and didn't get what I expected. My friend didn't care about speed only space so he kept it. The connector is really delicate so this is a not to be unplugged regulary due to you have to be very careful when using the connector. I wouldn't but one of this for me ever.
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 6
6.0

User Review

Marvinp, Walmart
14 June 2012
  • Summary: I returned the Western Digital My Book Essential 1TB not because of any problem with it but because I decided it was cheaper and better to make my own extern hard drive. Buy a hard drive and an encloser and make your own. That way you know what you have for a hard drive.
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 6
6.0

User Review

Marvinp, Walmart
14 June 2012
  • Summary: I returned the Western Digital My Book Essential 1TB not because of any problem with it but because I decided it was cheaper and better to make my own extern hard drive. Buy a hard drive and an encloser and make your own. That way you know what you have for a hard drive.
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Overall 6
6.0
Overall quality 6
6.0

My evaluation

Grumpy77, Office Depot
25 February 2012
  • Excerpt: When I purchase an external hard drive I expect to plug it into the wall, power it on, and use it at full operational efficiency. It should not be any more complicated than that. I have only purchased two commercially built external hard drives in my life, the first being an Iomega many years ago, and have been dissatisfied with both. The Iomega did not even have a power switch on it. You had to remove the plug from the wall in order to power the unit down.
  • Pros: good price
  • Cons: see my review
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 2
2.0

User Review

ldt465, Walmart
26 January 2012
  • Summary: I have had no problem with the drive it works perfectly but when I went on line to register the warranty I was informed that the warranty had expired 2 years before I made the purchase. I called and found that they begin the warranty period on the date of manufacture instead of the date of purchase. Then they keep them in a warehouse until the warranty runs out.
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