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Western Digital WDBCTL0030HWT
8.6 out of 10

Western Digital WDBCTL0030HWT

Great Deal: $155.00

Reviews and Problems with Western Digital WDBCTL0030HWT

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Overall 4
4.0

Slow and not stable

Antoine, B&H Photo
25 February 2015
  • Excerpt: I use the product as a non professional. Great because you case have your own cloud, but the software is not stable and really slow. It misses a good music player.
  • Pros: Large Capacity, Nice Concept
  • Cons: Application Is Not Stable, No Increase In Speed, Unreliable Performance
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Overall 6
6.0

not bad, somewhat disappointing

David P., Newegg
22 December 2014
  • Pros: I haven't had this unit very long but overall I would say that the pro's out weigh the cons. It is a fully featured drive with several apps available from WD to help manage storage and back ups which is nice. Other than that I would say I like the look and set up is very easy.
  • Cons: Like a lot of people have mentioned data transfer is slow. Like really slow. I also continue to lose connection during transfers and back ups. I don't think I've completed one full back up yet because the connection keeps dropping out. I have quite a bit of HD video I'd like to transfer but compl...
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Overall 8
8.0

easy setup

peter, B&H Photo
16 December 2014
  • Excerpt: The product is easy to set up on a PC and mobile system. I have installed it on iOS, Win7, and Android. Initial upload of data to the system takes a long time due to the volume. The USB on the back of the device will speed thing up. The WD user interface could use a design overhaul.
  • Pros: Easy Setup, Large Capacity, Reliable Performance
  • Cons: Slow Upload Rates
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Overall 8
8.0

Better than average performance

MrAx2U, B&H Photo
13 December 2014
  • Excerpt: I have three of these which are used for mobile device photo uploads, mobile device video uploads and document sharing. iOS and Android software apps a bit complicated to initially set up but once done works great.
  • Pros: Backup Features, Pc And Timemachine Bkup, Reliable Performance, Works With Android Apps, Works With Ios Apps
  • Cons: Slow Access Speeds, Web Interface Complicated
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

Richard J., Newegg
3 December 2014
  • Summary: Things seem to be currently working fine. Possible firmware issues previously but hard to be 100% confident in this item
  • Pros: Setup is nice.
  • Cons: Intermittent loss of access to dashboard as well as previous issues with TImeMachine on mac.
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Overall 8
8.0

Cloud doesn't rain

KaiSi W., Newegg
30 November 2014
  • Summary: I had it for only 2 hours, but I tried my best to interpret my so-far understanding of this device. What says above may contain inaccurate commentary, please forgive. After all, it is a simple NAS, does the main intention: storage. I wasn't expecting much, so give it a 4-egg rating.
  • Pros: Plug n Play: It was auto-setup. had it powered on for less than a minute, it showed up on my network.(Win 7 & Mac both picked up really well) Speed: Standard ethernet cable transfer rate (computer to computer by ethernet via router/switch). This may vary with your router/switch (or WiFi connectiv...
  • Cons: Security: The security side of this NAS is useless. (As long as he/she knows the IP address) Anyone in your network is able to remote in and mess with the system, which includes setting up username/password, enable/disable public access of certain folders. Mobile Cloud: I did not set up my remote...
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Overall 10
10

Quick shipping good price good product

Phatty, B&H Photo
9 November 2014
  • Excerpt: Wish it was a little easier to upload/back up but good product. No problems and set up was easy
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Overall 2
2.0

User Review

toddfe, Walmart
24 October 2014
  • Summary: this is not user friendly and does not work the way it says would tell everyone not to buy this
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Overall 2
2.0

Worse purchase ever

PJ, Office Depot
14 September 2014
  • Excerpt: This product is unbelievably slow and a complete waste of time to try improving this. One of the worse experiences with a product. The concept is great but only if it worked as advertised. I have the latest firmware and updated to a gigabit router and nothing improved.
  • Pros: none
  • Cons: time wasting, Slow, buggy
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Overall 6
6.0

A decent drive for the price.

Mike S., Newegg
8 September 2014
  • Summary: It seems to be a good price point for a backup drive of 3TBs. Just a little upsetting that I had to return the first one right out of the box. I've purchased quite a few Western Digital drives in the past. I will continue to do so, unless the D.O.A issue becomes a larger problem for me.
  • Pros: It is pretty easy and straight forward to setup. I am using it to backup several machines within my home network. I haven't had a problem setting up new users and shares. The User Interface is clean and informative. I am also using it as part of my Time Machine backup process. Speeds of the backu...
  • Cons: First unit came in D.O.A. So I had to go through the NewEgg return process. Which NewEgg is great for. But I shouldn't have to return the unit right out of the box. Upon start up of the unit for the first time, the LED went red. I could hear the hard drive clicking around in a failure mode.
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