Western Digital MyBook World Edition 1TB reviews

81 customer reviews

+ This external hard drive has no outstanding positive points. - It scores poorly on design.

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8.1 out of 10 based on 81 reviews.
1000GB Storage, USB 2.0 See full product description
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Confirmed purchaser

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
it does what it's supposed to an dis quiet in operation
Bad points:
the guide is not that easy to follow and, like the website, shows screens that are not the same as those i found. I wanted it to act like the Apple Time Machine. It does sort of, but I have not been able to activate the real Time Machine software, despite the website saying this is possible. Also, since the first week it always seems to be doing something. I think it should drop into standby but, probably because I haven't quiet got the set up right, it doesn't
Overall rating 9.0
Design 8.0
Performance 8.0
Reliability 10.0
Capacity 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 31 Jan 2011

ROY, LEICESTER

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
VERY EASY TO INSTALL AND SET UP.
Bad points:
FULL VERSION OF MIONET IS NOT FREE
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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Confirmed purchase: 28 Jan 2011

Confirmed purchaser

Score 5.0/10
Good points:
difficult to set up - CD not helpful
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 5.0
Design 8.0
Performance 5.0
Reliability 5.0
Capacity 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 15 Feb 2011

Neil, Luxembourg Independent Professional, Luxembourg

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Excellent, I no longer have to remember to do back-ups!
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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Confirmed purchase: 11 Mar 2011

Confirmed purchaser

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Great value, dead easy to set up and configure. No issues whatsoever (this is my second drive)
Bad points:
White light on front is very bright (lights up a dark room)
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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Confirmed purchase: 06 Jan 2011

Roger , Horsham

Score 5.0/10
Good points:
Reviewer left no comment
Bad points:
The software with the unit has caused my laptop to have all sorts of problems
Overall rating 5.0
Design 8.0
Performance 6.0
Reliability 5.0
Capacity 9.0
Value for money 5.0
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Confirmed purchase: 04 Jan 2011

Confirmed purchaser

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Easy to set up
Bad points:
Light stays on all the time - not sure if there is a way to switch it off
Overall rating 9.0
Design 6.0
Performance 8.0
Reliability 9.0
Capacity 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 03 Jan 2011

Product Features

Hard disk capacity (Gigabytes) 1000
Interface USB 2.0
Speed RPM 7200
Release date 2008-11-03
 

Manufacturer's Description

Keeping your family’s data safe
If you’re the family Chief Technology Officer, you understand the importance of backing up photos, music, video and all the other files that are so important to your family, right? And maybe you’re the only one in the house that gets it. Now you don’t have to nag the rest of the family to back up, or chase down their computers to do it yourself. In just a few simple steps, you can set up automatic and continuous back up to the World Edition drive for all your family’s computers. Whew, okay, that’s done and now you don’t have nag anymore.

Keeping the files on your laptop backed up without even thinking about it
You’ve been out at Joe’s Coffee Shop writing your novel and now you’re home and you know you should back up your work. Sigh. With the My Book World Edition drive it’s no longer a chore, in fact, it’s easy. Just turn on your laptop and log into the home network. That’s it. Your files will be backed up automatically. It’s not hard to set it up, and once you’re done it’s always automatic and you can stop thinking about it.

Playing music and video files on your TV
Your epic trip-to-Africa movie is here on the computer in the den. Your big, beautiful new plasma TV is there in the family room. How do you get that movie from here to there? My Book World Edition can be your home’s central media hub. From it you can stream photos, music, and videos to your home entertainment center. All you need is the My Book World Edition drive and a digital media adapter or a game console like X-Box 360 or Playstation 3, and your masterpiece is there on the big screen.

Playing all your iTunes music on any computer in the house
You use iTunes to manage your music and so does the rest of the family, so there are music files on all of your family’s computers. With the My Book World Edition drive, you can put that music all in one place so that everyone can listen. Store all your family’s iTunes music on the drive. Find the drive on any computer on the network. Open iTunes, and, ta-da, there’s the music.

Getting to your data no matter where you are
You’re out of town, interviewing for a new job. You need a new copy of your resume and it’s only on your home computer…which is turned off. Yikes! But you’re OK, because you stored the resume on your My Book World Edition drive. The drive is always on, and you can get to it through the Internet, any time, anywhere. Excellent! Now you can knock ‘em dead in the interview.


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