Western Digital My Book Mirror Edition 2TB reviews

36 customer reviews

+ This external hard drive scores high on durability. - It scores very poorly on portability.

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8.2 out of 10 based on 36 reviews.
2000GB Storage, 16 See full product description

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Tony, Rochdale

Score 2.0/10
Good points:
Good storage capacity
Bad points:
Software could not recognise the drives or let me configure theRAID settings. Diagnostics could not be run as it reported a cable fault. Western Digital suggested trying another cable, that wouldn't work at all. They then suggested the drive was faulty and should be returned. I am not sure this was the case, I could write data to the drive and retrieve it from windows.
Overall rating 2.0
Design 9.0
Performance 2.0
Reliability 2.0
Capacity 9.0
Value for money 2.0
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1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 29 Jan 2011

Confirmed purchaser

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
simple to use, does what it should do at a great price.
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 10.0
Design 7.0
Performance 9.0
Reliability 10.0
Capacity 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 20 May 2011

Barry, Dalgety Bay

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Does what it is meant to do perfectly
Excellent safe storage option for the price
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 10.0
Design 10.0
Performance 10.0
Reliability 10.0
Capacity 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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2 of 3 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 18 Mar 2010

Clive, Lindford

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
It just sits there and seamlessly backs up all my data, once to each of the discs so I can be confident I'll never lose anything.
Bad points:
Occasionally a slight performance degradation but maybe due to age of my PC and the need for a re-imaging.
Overall rating 10.0
Design 8.0
Performance 9.0
Reliability 10.0
Capacity 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 17 Apr 2010

Confirmed purchaser

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Hardware! Easy to setup, looks good, set it and forget it.....no problems so far. Working fine with Windows 7 but see bad points.....
Bad points:
Software! Works with Windows 7 but you have to register and download the latest software and drivers from the makers website otherwise you cannot recover files. Software often connects to the maker to check for updates (why?) and cannot be switched off, can only block it with a firewall. Quick setup does not back up ALL your files, only so called 'smartpicks' from common folders. To be sure you have backed up ALL your files you have to create a full backup plan and choose all the folders you want backing up. You can only backup a complete drive partition if you look under advanced options and remove the exclusions set by the maker. Seems impossible to edit a back up plan after you have created one....you have to create a new plan and delete the old one. Although, once set , it all seems to work well.
Overall rating 9.0
Design 9.0
Performance 9.0
Reliability 9.0
Capacity 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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3 of 4 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 13 Nov 2010

Graham, Newton Abbot

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Quiet, runs cool
Bad points:
Quite bulky
Overall rating 8.0
Design 8.0
Performance 8.0
Reliability 9.0
Capacity 7.0
Value for money 7.0
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1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 02 Jun 2011

Confirmed purchaser

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
RAID 1 already built in, easy to install software, fast write/read speeds
Bad points:
None really
Overall rating 9.0
Design 8.0
Performance 8.0
Reliability 8.0
Capacity 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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2 of 3 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 01 Jul 2010

Product Features

Hard disk capacity (Gigabytes) 2000
Cache (MB) 16
Interface USB 2.0
Speed RPM 7200
Release date 2008-07-08
 

Manufacturer's Description

Secure your vital data with WD’s My Book Mirror Edition dual-drive storage system with RAID Mirroring. With RAID-based continuous data protection, automatic data backup software, and user-serviceability, this is the perfect backup system for your irreplaceable data.

WD’s My Book Mirror Edition dual-drive storage system automatically mirrors your valuable data for extra protection. The USB 2.0 interface and a powerful combination of features make this system the storage solution of choice for photographers, home users, small offices, and anyone looking for extra assurance that their data is safe.

The safest place for your data

Using RAID mirroring technology, this system automatically and continuously duplicates your data for the ultimate in data protection. If one drive in this two-drive system ever fails, the system continues to run and your data is safe. How’s that for peace of mind?

Automatic backup software

Back up your computer – just set it and forget it. Every time you save a change it’s backed up and then mirrored on the second drive for the ultimate in data protection.

Cooler, quieter, eco-friendlier

Designed to use only WD drives with GreenPower™ technology, this system, with its efficient convection cooling architecture, fan-less design, and power saving mode, is reliably cool, remarkably quiet and consumes up to 33% less power* than standard systems.


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