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WD My Book 3TB USB 3.0/USB 2.0 3.5" External Hard Drive WDBFJK0030HBK-NESN

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
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  • Jose A.
  • 9/30/2014 12:20:05 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsLove the Space for the price

This review is from: WD My Book 3TB USB 3.0/USB 2.0 3.5" External Hard Drive WDBFJK0030HBK-NESN

Pros: Great for storing many MKV files and may other large files. I have 2 of these. One on my pc for a nice vast amount of storage and the other connected to my WDTV live HUB. The 1TB was already used up on my live player so another 3TB is definitely great.

Cons: Would like a dedicated power on/off button , so that it can rest when not needed.

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  • John F.
  • 7/18/2014 8:08:40 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsIts great

This review is from: WD My Book 3TB USB 3.0/USB 2.0 3.5" External Hard Drive WDBFJK0030HBK-NESN

Pros: - USB 3.0
- 3TB for a low price
- Excellent NewEgg Shipping Time Frame

I am using this as a backup drive for my home computer... I plugged it in before going to bed and woke up to the back up being complete.... I am a fan. I was using a Seagate drive previously but after having a few Seagate drives completely die on me, I have decided to stick to WD for my larger data storage needs.

Cons: None so far. Will update if this changes.

Other Thoughts: I wish I would've waited just one day to order this.. the day after I bought the 3TB for 119.99, NewEgg dropped the price of the 4TB to 159.99 and an extra terabyte for 40 bucks is totally worth it... but I am too lazy to return the one I already have that is larger than the one I lost. Just an after thought.

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  • Jason P.
  • 7/17/2014 10:14:59 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsMy Book Review

This review is from: WD My Book 3TB USB 3.0/USB 2.0 3.5" External Hard Drive WDBFJK0030HBK-NESN

Pros: works perfectly with my MACBOOK PRO. I would buy this model again. Fast Delivery

Cons: None

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  • Walter C.
  • 6/28/2014 11:25:08 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsmy workbook

This review is from: WD My Book 3TB USB 3.0/USB 2.0 3.5" External Hard Drive WDBFJK0030HBK-NESN

Pros: easy hook Up and use.

Cons: died after 30 days and slowed my PC to a crawl.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Walter, we are sorry to hear you had a bad experience with your product. We stand behind our warranty and will gladly replace your device for you directly. Please visit the link below for our warranty replacement options online.
"How to get an RMA (Return Merchandise Authorization) or replace a defective product under warranty": http://wdc.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/8

If we are better able to assist you by phone or email, please be so kind and contact us with reference to your Newegg review at: (800) 275-4932,
or through our support website: http://support.wdc.com/rs

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  • Alex S.
  • 6/25/2014 6:06:36 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent for local backup!

This review is from: WD My Book 3TB USB 3.0/USB 2.0 3.5" External Hard Drive WDBFJK0030HBK-NESN

Pros: $36.67 per TB! Seem to work fine over the past 2 weeks, think I'm past infant mortality (hopefully!). Ran out of room on my pair of 1TBs.

Cons: Only a 2 year warranty? BTW - from date of MFG, not date of PURCHASE - thanks WD :-|

Other Thoughts: Alternating a pair of drives between here and my in-law's off-site storage. Multi-PC backups every couple weeks. Disaster Recovery Plan - If the house burns down, grab the 16GB USB drive (dailys) and the the on-site 3TB and run like hell, buy new H/W and restore in the motel room...

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  • Stefan G.
  • 6/19/2014 6:18:54 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsDrive works but some physical defects

This review is from: WD My Book 3TB USB 3.0/USB 2.0 3.5" External Hard Drive WDBFJK0030HBK-NESN

Pros: Drive works and is quiet. Power cable and USB 3 cable is long enough. Data transfer rates are pretty quick definitely worth the sale price.

Cons: First thing I noticed was the connector for the USB 3 cable on the drive itself. seems like the metal tab that surrounds the pins is bent. I had to carefully bend it back.

Also when I connected the power cord the port is somewhat pushed under the plastic. It wasn't aligned at all. I noticed that the plastic case was sitting on top of the tabs that would otherwise be locked in. I was able to see inside the drive. I had to carefully try to slide the case back to get the tabs seated correctly.

Not worth sending back. But I am disappointed with the way it came in. They need some Quality checks before shipping.

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  • Craig S.
  • 5/30/2014 12:04:01 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsGreat Little NAS Drive with BIG Performance

This review is from: WD My Book 3TB USB 3.0/USB 2.0 3.5" External Hard Drive WDBFJK0030HBK-NESN

Pros: Reasonably quiet.
Great value.
Runs reasonably cool, just keep it well ventilated so you don't fry the poor thing.
Easy to set up.
Ideal for music and media vault duty in most homes.
Distributes different hi-rez music streams to several locations at once without a hiccup.
Works amazingly fast when using JRiver Media Center.

Cons: LED light on the front can be distracting in dark rooms.
Built-in Twonky server app is horrifying slow if you're releying on it as the primary server software over DLNA. This isn't a problem if you're employing a dedicated computer running media server software like JRiver Media Center, Media Monkey and the like.

Other Thoughts: Absurdly easy to set up. I was stunned that it wasn't far more difficult.
This drive is used primarily as the centralized network storage drive for my music library. It serves multiple computers and Android tablets using JRiver Media Center on Gigabit ethernet and Wi-Fi. The tablets mostly pipe the tunes to the ridiculously good G-Boom bluetooth portable speakers (great for shop, garage and outdoors). Most of the music files are in lossless FLAC format so they're quite a bit larger but far better sounding than MP3. This little NAS has had ZERO problems handing five simultaneous music data streams at once.
If this thing dies, I'll likely get another. To get appreciably better, I would have to upgrade to an Intel Zeon-based FreeNAS server running RAID 1 mirroring, with dual Gigabit LAN connections and THAT runs about $1500 and up, waaay up.

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  • jesse o.
  • 5/10/2014 5:53:25 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsFailure on first and second purchase

This review is from: WD My Book 3TB USB 3.0/USB 2.0 3.5" External Hard Drive WDBFJK0030HBK-NESN

Pros: low cost

Cons: drive doesn't work, fails diagnostic test. This is the second WD 3TB My Book that has failed out of the box. Total waste of time!

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer, we apologize for the continued inconvenience you have experienced with your devices. Western Digital does rigorously test and verify all of our drives, prior to shipping, with burn-in and diagnostic tests to ensure the devices leave in good working condition. We stand behind our warranty for the duration of the products provided warranty period and will gladly replace your device for you directly. As this is highly abnormal, we would appreciate the opportunity to assist you on any problems you may have, resulting in a positive resolution to your experience. Please contact us at (800) 275-4932, or via our support website at: http://support.wdc.com/rs and reference this Newegg review.

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  • James A.
  • 5/7/2014 3:04:55 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsDoesn't work with Linux

This review is from: WD My Book 3TB USB 3.0/USB 2.0 3.5" External Hard Drive WDBFJK0030HBK-NESN

Pros: Always liked WD hard drives: I use them in all my computers. This is a nicely built unit that works well in Windows.

Cons: Is not compatible with Linux, which is my primary operating system. I'll be returning this for a refund and buying another manufacturer's standard external hard drive for backups. Too bad WD!

Other Thoughts: I only buy from manufacturers that make Linux-compatible products. Even if not listed, many products are Linux compatible, but not some WD products. Alls the pity because they're probably all running Linux inside!

Manufacturer Response:

Hello Jim, we thank you for taking the time to bring your concerns to us. We are very sorry to hear that your drive did not work for your application. If we are able to provide you with any feedback on our devices prior to purchase please feel free to contact us via email or phone for technical feedback and assistance.
(800) 275-4932, or via our support website at: http://support.wdc.com/rs

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  • Kyle V.
  • 4/23/2014 3:44:59 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWestern Digital My Book 3TB

This review is from: WD My Book 3TB USB 3.0/USB 2.0 3.5" External Hard Drive WDBFJK0030HBK-NESN

Pros: - Fast standard shipping
- Easy install
- Quiet
-User Friendly

Cons: No cons that I am aware of at the moment.

Other Thoughts: This external hard drive is Impressive looking on the outside with a black glossy clear coat. It runs quiet almost inaudible from about two feet away. Install on the drive was easy as could be you've got one standard AC power adapter and one standard USB, plug and play! Transfer speed on 2.0usb for me currently is between 15-17mb per second. I ordered standard free shipping 5-7day, the package arrived in 3 days, was packaged with those plastic air bags instead of those packing peanuts(pain in the lower back(you know where) to clean up) so that's a plus in my book. I would recommend this drive to anyone who would like a snazzy looking external drive that easy to install with lots of storage space.

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