Reviews and Problems with Western Digital My Book (WDBACW0010HBK / WDBACW0015HBK / WDBACW0020HBK / WDBACW0030HBK / WDBACW0040HBK)
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24 April 2014
Summary: I bought this about a year ago and it's been running strong! Great product and has plenty of memory! Strongly Recommended if you have a mac. I did try to reformat part of the hard drive to use on windows but I wasn't successful, I'm sure if I played around with it more I could get it to work though.
Summary: This is my first experience with a network drive, so I can't say that I'm an expert or have great knowledge to compare this drive to. It works great, though, and seems to have all the features I'd want. I do everything through the browser page for the drive, not any kind of extra software. Value from this refurb seller was great....very happy!
Summary: This product is awesome! I am able to access all of my files from my iPad, iPhone, and other computers, even if I'm not at home. It has a very easy GUI interface for setup and walks the user through enabling the correct features. This is an excellent product so far!
Summary: These things are great! Easy to install and makes your network so much more versatile. I use mine to store hundreds of old movies I had on VHS tape. The space savings alone is amazing. And now these movies are available on any computer I choose to use. I've also put alot of older out of print LP records on the cloud as mp3 files. I even dedicated a section to old time radio programs.
Summary: I needed to replace my old backup drive, a Ministack V3 from Newer Technologies because it began to fail. It was used to backup both my old PC and my MacBook so I had to partition the drive to accept the two formats. I had replaced my old PC with an IMac so the WD My Book is perfect choice. Already formatted for my Apple computers it has worked flawlessly since I got it a little over a month ago. Just plug it into a USB port and it pretty much takes care of itself.
Summary: I've been buying and using WD hard drives for the past 12 years. Installed in home-built computers or used as external backup drives I haven't yet had a WD go wrong. This particular model has, so far, continued in that style. Fundamentally it's a backup hard drive. Connectivity options are sufficient, but I wish this size came with Thunderbolt support at the time I purchased it. That said, USB 3.0 is pretty damn quick for just backing up files via Time Machine.