Western Digital My Book Essential 500GB 3.5" reviews

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This hard drive is a good all rounder.

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6.0 out of 10 based on 2 reviews.
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Customer reviews of Western Digital My Book Essential 500GB 3.5"

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Confirmed purchaser

Score 5.0/10
Good points:
Good memory size for the price
Bad points:
Disappointing! Difficult installation, set up manual was awful and much bigger in size than I thought it would be, buying this was a mistake
Overall rating 5.0
Ease of use 4.0
Capacity 7.0
Durability 6.0
Portability 2.0
Value for money 4.0
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Confirmed purchase: 30 May 2010

Lee, Cardiff

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
cheap, quiet, a fairly decent drive
Bad points:
big, and very slow write speed when you use it every other day or so. Also had major issue of data not writing fully when it claimed it had, wouldn't eject and corrupted few files. Now im just more patient and careful with it, no more real issues.
Overall rating 7.0
Ease of use 8.0
Capacity 8.0
Durability 7.0
Portability 5.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 20 Apr 2010

Product Features

Hard disk capacity (Gigabytes) 500
Interface USB 2.0

Also known as: Western Digital My Book Essential 500GB 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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