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Western Digital MyBook Essential WDBFJK0020HBK / WDBFJK0030HBK / WDBFJK0040HBK / WDBFJK0060HBK
9.2 out of 10

Western Digital MyBook Essential WDBFJK0020HBK / WDBFJK0030HBK / WDBFJK0040HBK / WDBFJK0060HBK

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Overall 10
10

Good value.

Photographer, B&H Photo
3 weeks ago
  • Excerpt: Good value. 2TB of backup at a reasonable price. The Acronis software installed easily and had my system backed up in about 3 hours with USB2 connection. Can't comment on the restore function, hope I'll never need it.
  • Pros: Easy To Install, Highly Compatible
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Overall 10
10

Awesome product!

Mandie, B&H Photo
3 weeks ago
  • Excerpt: I love this external hard drive. I was in need of more memory for my laptop since I am a work-from-home freelance graphic designer. After looking around at reviews and prices I decided that this hard drive was the best quality for the best price. It is very fast and efficient.
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Overall 10
10

So far pretty great.

StudioSteve, B&H Photo
3 weeks ago
  • Excerpt: I bought this for Mac. Formatted it and it's really nice. One nice feature is once you un-mount it from the desktop it turns itself off. Unlike the 4tb g drove I recently bought this seems to be runnuing smoother and hasn't locked up my machine once like the g drive has. I'm totally switching.
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Overall 6
6.0

Backup software not offered

dv1930, B&H Photo
30 March 2015
  • Excerpt: Went to WD wed site to download utilities. It stated the backup software is not offered on this model. But the description and box show backup software is included. Drive is quiet, had it for two weeks, so far so good.
  • Pros: Easy To Install, Quiet, Work As Expected
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Overall 6
6.0

Still goes to idle

Butch, B&H Photo
26 March 2015
  • Excerpt: The drive still goes into an idle state when you haven't used it for awhile. This is a real pain if you choose not to install their software. The price is good but this feature needs to be removed from future drives and if you want this feature you should have the option to install it not them...
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Overall 8
8.0

I would buy this product again

Phred, B&H Photo
25 March 2015
  • Excerpt: This was originally just an extra drive to store data on. But now that it's 3T instead of 350M, I'm also doing backup of my laptop.
  • Pros: Easy To Install, Fast, Highly Compatible, Quiet
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

bms29, Walmart
18 March 2015
  • Summary: I've not used the backup software and have only copied / saved all the files I wanted. I'm hoping to backup my laptop without their software because I want to remove the files such as their SW to leave more room. And why I gave it only 4*s. - I guess I'm too used to my other ext.
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Overall 10
10
Value for money 10
10
Features 10
10
Performance 10
10
Overall quality 10
10

EASY EASY EASY setup!

THATONEDUDE88, TigerDirect.com
16 March 2015
  • Summary: I got this 3TB HD as a Time Machine backup for my iMac. While I am Mac Saavy, this unit, and my iMac asked me if I wanted to use this disk as a TimeMachine backup. I said yes and it took care of the rest. I had to do NOTHING else. Reliable disk, too. Thanks for a GREAT deal.
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Overall 6
6.0

Kind of Iffy

DADE L., Newegg
13 March 2015
  • Summary: I probably wouldn't pay for one at full price, but the thing is still helpful to have. I might buy another one if it was a bit south of $100.
  • Pros: The thing is huge and I got it on sale for pretty cheap (~ $130). The USB 3 was certainly nice to have as well.
  • Cons: I can't say I'm too happy with it after all this time. It feels extremely slow. It also occasionally disconnects and quickly reconnects which has caused more than one file transfer to fail for me.
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Overall 6
6.0

More trouble then it was worth

Randall D., Newegg
12 March 2015
  • Summary: I purchased this so I could upgrade my hard drives to SSD drives in two computers. I figured with 4 TB I would have lots of room to back up both computers. After I got done loading all the WD software on my laptop I was ready to do a back up of the disk so I could put in the new SSD and restore it.
  • Pros: Price
  • Cons: Constant updates needed
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