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5.6 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

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

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. 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

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

Auto Back Up

TJ, Amazon
8 April 2009
  • Summary: The product works fine but I was very surprised that I had to purchae the auto back up feature after 30 days. The cost is almost $50. USD That in itself is crazy!!!!!!!!!!!
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 8
8.0

User Review

WeatherGuy, Walmart
5 January 2009
  • Summary: I've backed up my Mac Mini with this once so far. It took a VERY long time over the USB connection. It also got hung several times. But it finally all was copied over. I spent some time going through some setup software that came with it... it let me select all the different folders I wanted it to backup and keep track up. I was really impressed... But then, when I was all done setting it up, it told me that I had to pay a subscription fee!
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