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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 6
6.0

Like all hard drives, it too eventually died

William, Amazon
13 June 2014
  • Summary: I bought this as an add-on expansion drive for my DVR and got about 2½ years of faithful service out of it. However, when it died I lost all the shows and movies that were on it. Good price/performance ratio, just remember that all hard drives eventually fail.
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Overall 6
6.0

Extra memory

softtop 95, Amazon
3 May 2013
  • Summary: This book was great. The price was great, but after about a year in the closet, I lost access to all my music that was stored on it. Luckily I had another backup copy. I contacted WD and they said sorry, out of warranty. All my other WD drives work fine...maybe the one in a million lemon.
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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

A vastly different product than the internal drives

D L, Amazon
30 January 2010
  • Summary: I am a very happy owner of several WD hard drives. And a not-so-happy owner of one of these. The ones I really like are the internal drives, have 3 PATA and two SATA WD's and those have been real champs, with no failures at all over all this time. Some have been in continuous service since 2003.
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Overall 6
6.0

permissions modifier

M. Waterhouse "mwrench", Amazon
7 November 2009
  • Summary: Whenever this hard drive is plugged into my Imac it changes my permissions and I have to use disk utility to repair it. I unplug the hard drive and permissions are fine until the next time I plug it in. Other that it is fine.
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Overall 6
6.0

Good drive -- Lousy Software

James Thayer "j_thayer", Amazon
11 August 2009
  • 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.
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Overall 6
6.0

Not very durable

JK8, Amazon
8 August 2009
  • Summary: A word to the wise is sufficient. These drives do not last forever - you may get 1 year, 2 years, or even 3 - but sooner or later it's going to fail. Anything really important should be burnt to a CD or a DVD disk.
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