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6.0 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 6
6.0

Good drive -- Lousy Software

James Thayer "j_thayer", Amazon
24 June 2010
  • Summary: WD makes the following claims about this software. 1. It's easy Yes, basically this one is true. 2. You can see your life safe in one place Well, you can see part of your life safe in one place. But there are significant peices of your life that are missing. WD's FAQ indicates that there are significant folder hierarchies that are not backed up by Smartware and some of those folders contain very important portions of your life! 3.
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Overall 6
6.0

Well

Overstock
18 March 2010
  • Summary: I would have to say that the harddrive would be great if you guys sent me the right power cord.
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Overall 6
6.0

Well

Overstock
18 March 2010
  • Summary: I would have to say that the harddrive would be great if you guys sent me the right power cord.
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Overall 6
6.0

Jury is out

Overstock
6 March 2010
  • Summary: This product has performed weel for me to date in terms of reliability but I am concerned about the effect it has on the overall performace of my computer. Since installing the product my computer takes 4 times lonmger to reboot.
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Overall 6
6.0

Jury is out

Overstock
6 March 2010
  • Summary: This product has performed weel for me to date in terms of reliability but I am concerned about the effect it has on the overall performace of my computer. Since installing the product my computer takes 4 times lonmger to reboot.
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 10
10

User Review

kaouy, Walmart
24 April 2009
  • Summary: for the price, it's good. But is a little sluggish, I have another tera, lacie, and it's faster (but more expensive). howewer, for plain storage, it's fair, not for playback or something like that.
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 10
10

User Review

kaouy, Walmart
24 April 2009
  • Summary: for the price, it's good. But is a little sluggish, I have another tera, lacie, and it's faster (but more expensive). howewer, for plain storage, it's fair, not for playback or something like that.
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 8
8.0

User Review

PhotogGuy, Walmart
24 February 2009
  • Summary: This drive has a rather annoying behavior. To reboot my computer I have to unplug this drive. I have other external drives hooked up to my computer and they do not have to be disconnected. The Western Digital site is of no help other than suggesting I change some bios startup settings that my computer does not have. Other than that and being kind of slow it is an OK unit. I have to say the price was right!
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 8
8.0

User Review

PhotogGuy, Walmart
24 February 2009
  • Summary: This drive has a rather annoying behavior. To reboot my computer I have to unplug this drive. I have other external drives hooked up to my computer and they do not have to be disconnected. The Western Digital site is of no help other than suggesting I change some bios startup settings that my computer does not have. Other than that and being kind of slow it is an OK unit. I have to say the price was right!
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Overall 6
6.0

Use Appropriately!

T. G. Reese "bent_nail_software", Amazon
21 May 2008
  • Summary: I have two of these, and I use them for backups. I do not consider them to be reliable enough for use as a primary drive - backups only! Consider the previous negative reviews in the proper context. The previous reviewers who used one of these drives as primary storage without backing up were asking for trouble. If your primary or backup drive fails, just replace it. Hard drives will fail unexpectedly, but that's why you make backups, right?
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