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Western Digital My Book Essential Edition (WDH1U3200 / WDH1U5000 / WDH1U6400 / WDH1U7500 / WDH1U10000 / WDH1U15000 / WDH1U20000)
5.3 out of 10

Western Digital My Book Essential Edition (WDH1U3200 / WDH1U5000 / WDH1U6400 / WDH1U7500 / WDH1U10000 / WDH1U15000 / WDH1U20000)

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Reviews and Problems with Western Digital My Book Essential Edition (WDH1U3200 / WDH1U5000 / WDH1U6400 / WDH1U7500 / WDH1U10000 / WDH1U15000 / WDH1U20000)

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Overall 4
4.0

Two Stars

Matthew Payne, Amazon
22 July 2014
Overall 4
4.0

Flaky and unreliable drives

Amazon Customer, Amazon
22 September 2009
  • Summary: I use this drive on computers running Mac OS 10.5 and 10.6. We have a number of these drives where I work and they are flaky at times, unmounting or not waking from sleep at random times. Sometimes the write speed becomes unbearably slow until you unmount and remount the drive.
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Overall 4
4.0

storage

Ciaran Cassidy, Amazon
26 August 2009
  • Summary: The drive was not compatible with my Mac even though documents advertise that is. I called customer service and they said it was not compatible. WASTE OF MY TIME AND MONEY
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Overall 4
4.0

Haven't got it to work yet.

Jeffrey J. Story "bikerider", Amazon
11 August 2009
  • Summary: I received the My Book Essential 2 TB external hard drive before the Labor Day holiday weekend. I bought it to archive my photo, video and document files. The first thing I did was copy a folder containing photos and video clips to the My Book. Some files copied ok but some would not copy.
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 8
8.0

User Review

root1954, Walmart
4 December 2008
  • Summary: Easy to connect. No instruction icluded. Backup software is only 30 trail. Would not recommend buying this product.
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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 2
2.0

User Review

tornato, Walmart
26 November 2008
  • Summary: No metion of a trail period. Just beware it will cost you extra to use. When you install, It will ask for a KEY code Number. You have to buy a KEY Code to run this machine after 30 days your trail will end. It cost $40.00.
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Overall 4
4.0

More trouble than it's worth

wink23, Amazon
12 November 2008
  • Summary: I bought one of these and used it for several months, and liked it so well that I bought a second identical one. These drives are supposed to spin down and go into sleep mode after a period of inactivity. The first drive did that just fine, UNTIL I got the second drive.
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Overall 4
4.0

same problem as others had

W "W", Amazon
1 September 2008
  • Summary: Like everyone else who complained about this product, I had it for about a year now and then suddenly I could not access any data on it. Symptom looked like this: The drive made a clicking sound, Windows XP could see the drive when USB is plugged in, but could not access the data on it.
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Overall 4
4.0

Works - but very very slow data transfer

Average Guy, Amazon
30 August 2008
  • Summary: I just got this since I filled up my Maxtor External HD that I use for backup. This does work, and it's certainly quite simple to attach (good thing since it comes with basically no documentation, just a sketch of where to plug the cables).
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Overall 4
4.0

Well, at least it still works...

Elisa "delisa52", Amazon
11 August 2008
  • Summary: I bought my WD drive (320 GB) without reading any of the reviews. There are many reviews saying that it dies after a year. I don't know, I guess I'll wait and see since I've only had mine about three or four months. My main gripe is the way this damn thing works.
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