Western Digital My Book Essential 1TB 3.5" reviews

5 customer reviews
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This hard drive is a good all rounder.

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8.6 out of 10 based on 5 reviews.
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Confirmed purchaser

Score 6.0/10
Good points:
Reviewer left no comment
Bad points:
Comes loaded with software which just gets in the way. The manufacturers website gives you a firmware update which fixes this but it should be an option out of the box.
Overall rating 6.0
Ease of use 7.0
Capacity 8.0
Durability 4.0
Portability 1.0
Value for money 6.0
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Confirmed purchase: 27 Mar 2010

Confirmed purchaser

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
fast working easy to plug in and great value for the capacity, once I got it started with the re-formatting, all good from there on.
Bad points:
Difficult to start with - had to re-format the harddrive for mac which I've never had to do, and also the pre-loaded back-up software is a bit confusing for me, I prefer to do my own back-ups in folders instead.
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 7.0
Capacity 9.0
Durability 7.0
Portability 5.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 15 Apr 2010

Confirmed purchaser

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Easy to set up. Carries out backup in background without any apparent drain on processing speed.
Bad points:
The 1 TB My Book drive cannot be partitioned to make use of surplus space after backing up 640 GB HD computer. I had intended using it to back up both desktop and laptop..
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 10.0
Capacity 10.0
Durability 8.0
Portability 8.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 07 Apr 2010

Norman, Kings Lynn

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
it's good as it just sits there and updates all the files automatically
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 9.0
Capacity 10.0
Durability 8.0
Portability 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 07 Apr 2010

Product Features

Hard disk capacity (Gigabytes) 1000

Also known as: Western Digital My Book Essential 1TB 3.5"

 

Manufacturer's Description

Elegant design
This book-like shape takes up minimal space on your desk and allows two or more My Book drives to nestle neatly together like volumes on a shelf.

See your life safe in one place
WD SmartWare software – A visual control center with a single screen view of all your data. From it you can back up, retrieve, and secure your files.

Password protection
An extra level of security with password protection and 256-bit hardware-based encryption.


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