Reviews and Problems with Western Digital WDBCTL0020HWT
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3 weeks ago
Summary: It worked for only 3 days, then the red light appeared. I could not get access to any of the data that was saved, but luckily everything was backed up on another SSD. I have read on the net about others having the same issue.
Excerpt: Use it for backing up laptop, phone & tablet as well as music, pictures & videos. The WD software is ok but I only needed the desktop software on laptop and apps on others and was able to access on the road. With 2TB of storage there is plenty of room.
Pros: Easy To Install, Highly Compatible, Quiet, Reliable
Excerpt: I'm using in my home to store my photos and personal documents. Things that are great about it: - Easy to install - Easy to use - All computer in my network identify very quickly - Compatible with TimeMachine (mac) - Update automatically.
Pros: Easy To Install, Fast, Highly Compatible, Quiet, Reliable
Summary: BOTTOM LINE FIRST: Does not truly provide cloud functionality. Use free cloud services for remote access, and cheaper alternatives for expanding your LAN storage. You CANNOT connect remotely without using the WD software.
Pros: Solid design for its limited intended use.
Cons: 1. Does not offer any real benefit beyond other much cheaper or free solutions. 2. Marketing is misleading. The frustration with using it comes later.
Summary: Plan on taking a day to set this up to run a house full of devises. Back up is good and important so it deserves the time to do it right.
Pros: 6 TB is what I need for all the pictures and documents I need to keep safe in my construction business. I have cloud backup online, but wanted something local and faster. This does the trick. We have I-phones, laptops, and desktops that all need a backup location and this works great. It is quiet...
Cons: Very hard to set up and get used to working with. I spent 3 hours on the phone with there very good,free, tech set-up service after reading all the instructions, watching videos and trying to figure it out for myself for an hour. Once the tech mapped the drives for me it was much easier to find a...
Summary: I did not want to use cloud storage from a third party because they can restrict what you try to upload and after a certain limit you pay monthly. it installed easily but it took me a day or two in order to figure out how to use it, however, it was very intuitive and each day got easier and easier.
Excerpt: I love this thing,.. we download a lot of movies and use to upload to thumb-drive and then take to our TV, no more,.. now all of our movies are together and we can view them at anytime,.. this product was super easy to set up only took like 10 mins. I highly recommend.
Excerpt: The best thing I can say about a product like this is that it just works. Plug it into the switch and it shwos up, at least if you are using Windows 7 or 8. It's quiet and doesn't throw off a lot of heat either.