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5.8 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

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

Use Appropriately!

T. G. Reese "bent_nail_software", Amazon
11 August 2009
  • 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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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. I have had over a dozen Western Digital drives and so I know they are very good in the beginning - but they don't last forever. Western Digital is about the best too. The cheaper ones are worse.
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Overall 6
6.0

Crashed after using with Time Machine for a Month

Jean Yates "Oregonian wine-ian & booklover", Amazon
24 July 2009
  • Summary: I still gave this drive 3 stars, but I hooked it up new out of the box for Time Machine backups, left it on 24/7 and when it filled up (Time Machine indicated it was full) it crashed. Just shows the horizontal white light moving from left to right, never "connects" to the computer. Maybe it was the way I used it, but I've been using a LaCie 1TB now for Time machine backup and no problems for 4 months.
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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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