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Western Digital My Book Essential Edition (WDH1U3200 / WDH1U5000 / WDH1U6400 / WDH1U7500 / WDH1U10000 / WDH1U15000 / WDH1U20000)
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 8
8.0

Good hard drive; nice price

Teagan Mago, Amazon
27 February 2013
  • Summary: I'm very happy with this purchase. This hard drive has held up for over a few years with a lot of streaming to my TV. I'm happy with the read/write ability and have never had any issues. This metal case is pretty sturdy. It makes me very nervous that it's intended to stand up.
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Overall 8
8.0

Very Good External Drive

SClarke, Amazon
2 November 2010
  • Summary: I recently purchased a 2 TB external USB 2 drive. This was about 2 weeks ago and so far not one single problem. I did find the software a bit annoying at first, but have since ignored it mainly because I didn't buy it as a backup, I just wanted the storage.
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Overall 8
8.0

Fail

Overstock
27 January 2010
  • Summary: They sent me the package very quickly, and of course with a defective adapter plug, very disappointed with overstock so far...not going to buy from them again.
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Overall 8
8.0

Fail

Overstock
27 January 2010
  • Summary: They sent me the package very quickly, and of course with a defective adapter plug, very disappointed with overstock so far...not going to buy from them again.
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Overall 8
8.0

Format this drive to NTFS to allow support for large HD files

Romano "Bada Bing!", Amazon
24 December 2009
  • Summary: From a previous reviewer: "Most Windows and XP users will want to reformat the drive to the NTFS file system, which will support those 4+ gigabyte files FAT will not. You can easily reformat the drive under XP by clicking your way through Control Panel ("->" means you should click on this option) ->...
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Overall 8
8.0

Works only on one Mac, not the other

The Frog Lady, Amazon
30 November 2009
  • Summary: I bought this external hard drive for two reasons. Primarily, I wanted a backup for my new iMac, running OS 10.5.8. The drive booted up fine and has been quietly and with no problems for that purpose for about a month. The second reason was to move files from an older Mac, running OS 10.4.11.
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Overall 8
8.0

Western Digital My Book Essential Edition 640 GB USB 2.0 External Hard Drive

Vertex "neenamc", Amazon
26 October 2009
  • Summary: Western Digital My Book Essential Edition 640 GB USB 2.0 External Hard Drive WDH1U6400N The above item works great, and the price was better than any other I found.
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Overall 8
8.0

Solid product

G. Sume, Amazon
23 October 2009
  • Summary: I've read mixed reviews on this product, but everything went without a hitch so far. I'm using it primarily as a Time Machine backup for my iMac and I've had no problems at all. Hopefully I won't be changing my opinion three to six months down the road.
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Overall 8
8.0

Works fine with Windows, too

D. Hines, Amazon
20 September 2009
  • Summary: I don't have a Mac, but BestBuy was closing these out recently for sixty-five bucks plus tax with free shipping, so I grabbed one. It will work fine with your Windows PC if you reformat it to NTFS. Takes about an hour to do, then it's ready to go.
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Overall 8
8.0

Much more dependable than other versions of WD's products.

Don Doss "Music and Movie nut", Amazon
12 September 2009
  • Summary: I bought 2 of these 2 terrabyte Western Digital My Book Essential external drives. I've had very good results with them! This is unlike the reliability of the 1 terrabyte My Book that I bought. It has been a nightmare.
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