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WD My Book Home 320GB USB 2.0 / IEEE 1394a / eSATA 3.5" External Hard Drive WDH1CS3200N

  • WDH1CS3200N
  • USB 2.0 / IEEE 1394a / eSATA
  • 3.5"
  • 3 years limited
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Western Digital's My Book Home is the latest evolution in their long history of back up devices. This 320GB drive has a triple interface for maximum connectivity. The USB 2.0 and FireWire 400 interfaces allow you to connect to virtually any modern Mac or PC. If you need maximum data transfer rates then you can attach the drive to your system through the eSATA interface.

A capacity gauge on the front panel lets you know how much room you have left on the drive when it is connected to either a USB or FireWire port. The rest of the housing is designed to vent heat away from the drive to keep it cool and save your data. The auto standby mode will save your power bill by kicking in after 10 minutes of inactivity but will be ready to spring back into action immediately.

  • newegg High Performance Hard Drive The high performance 7200 RPM, 320GB hard drive stores your movies, music, applications and documents for easy sharing with your friends and is also perfect for backing up your system.
  • newegg Triple Interfaces The Western Digital My Book Home (Model WDH1CS3200N) external hard drive combines three industry-leading external hard drive interfaces (IEEE 1394a, eSATA and USB 2.0) for maximum performance and universal connectivity.
  • newegg Power/Activity and Capacity Gauge LED The unique Power/Activity and Capacity Gauge LED on the front panel indicates power/activity status and space used on the drive so you can easily know how much space is available on your storage system.
  • newegg WD Safe Shutdown The power button is equipped with WD's exclusive Safe Shutdown to ensure that all the data is safely transferred prior to shutdown.

Learn more about the Western Digital WDH1CS3200N

Model

Brand
WD
Series
My Book Home
Model
WDH1CS3200N

Performance

Interface
USB 2.0 / IEEE 1394a / eSATA
Capacity
320GB
Cache
16MB
RPM
7200 RPM

Physical Spec

Form Factor
3.5"
Dimensions
6.5" x 5.4" x 2.1"
Weight
2.5 lbs.

Features

Features
Easy to set up, easy to use - Installation is a snap because you don't really install this drive, you just plug it in and it's ready to use. There is no CD to install; the included software loads from the drive the first time you plug it in.
Automatic backup - Save a copy of your photos to an online sharing service, duplicate your e-mail and contacts to your iPod, and back up all your precious files to your My Book. Set it and forget it; every time you save something it's automatically backed up.
Fits right in - Takes no more space than a paperback book. Collect two or more and they nest neatly together like volumes on a shelf.
Capacity gauge - See at a glance how much space is available on your drive. (Works with the USB and FireWire connection only.)
Smart and energy efficient - Turns itself on and off with your computer and Safe Shutdown prevents the drive from being powered down until all your data has been written. (Works with the USB and FireWire connection only.)
Designed to keep the drive inside cool - The My Book enclosure’s heat dissipating design with Morse Code prevents heat buildup… a notorious data killer. How cool is that?
Environmentally friendly - Our environmentally-friendly drive is designed to save power by going into standby mode after 10 minutes of inactivity. When you’re ready to use it, it wakes up automatically.

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
3 years limited
Labor
3 years limited

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • Anonymous
  • 2/5/2009 7:57:30 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks Great

Pros: Worked right out of the box. the extra software was no big deal, I just deleted it after hooking up. It doesnt make any noise and is relatively fast.

Cons: The cord they give you is no that long, so I ordered a longer one as well just in case. However, it was long enough, so no harm done.

Other Thoughts: I like that it has a 16 mb cache. I dont know if other WD have that feature, but its deffinately a nice feature to have.

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  • Teresa T.
  • 6/29/2008 8:47:38 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Works excellently. Wiped the drive, erasing the pointless WD software and formatted it as Ext3. Works great as a drive, cool, quiet, and fast. USB 2.0 interface works great. Never had any trouble.

Cons: None. Might want to trash the useless software that comes with it, but that's just my personal opinion. Also, NTFS is a terrible filesystem to use, but most users use Windows.

Other Thoughts: Great drive, works fine. Hasn't died, owned it for about 3 months now.

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  • Jason C.
  • 6/26/2008 1:35:04 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

1 out of 5 eggsCrUD

Pros: It looks ok

Cons: It died after copying 2gb to it. Basically it lasted for less than an hour, and I was never able to turn it back on.

Other Thoughts: I bought the 160 passbook as a replacement and it seems to be functioning alright.

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  • Randolph P.
  • 6/15/2008 7:04:12 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsI like it

Pros: Very easy setup. Small size - doesn't take up very much space.

Cons: Documentation could be more detailed.

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5 out of 5 eggsGreat Hard Drive

Pros: Very easy to use and setup. I have never had any problems with heat. Stays ice and cool for the most part

Cons: The software from WD. It did not preform the way I needed it to. Some may like it though I use another for it purpose.

Other Thoughts: I formated the drive and use firewire and get a drive letter on my computer.

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  • Brett C.
  • 6/4/2008 6:18:47 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks as should..

Pros: I ordered over 6 of these (4 from Newegg) and no problems ever.. I use the USB interface without issues..

Cons: Gets a little hot after while.. Needs a little fan.. Needs the capacity gauge on the front.. White LEDs are a nice different touch..

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  • Arthur C.
  • 5/8/2008 6:49:20 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWorks OK if you don't mind USB

Pros: This drive is affordable, has a cool white light on the front that looks a bit like night rider when the drive is in use (It goes back and forth). It comes with everything you need to hook it up to Firewire or USB.

Cons: I have 2 fire wire cards in my PC and use several Firewire drives. I bought this drive as a secondary photo backup unit for my wedding photography business (we keep two copies of everything). This drive had all kinds of errors in firewire mode, and only works in USB 2.0 Mode, which is much slower, of course. Since I am copying about 290 GB at a time, it takes about 3 hours or more to copy the data using USB, where it would have taken about 40 mins using Firewire... Oh Well.

Other Thoughts: despite my frustration with the firewire situation, this drive works fine and serves its purpose well. for the most part it is going to be in storage at another location as it is archival only.

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  • Anonymous
  • 4/28/2008 5:45:42 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsMinor problems

Pros: It works as storage. eSATA and FireWire modes are quite fast.

Cons: The sleep mode is annoying. It's barely noticable if used as a backup drive though.

Other Thoughts: I wouldn't use this for a second HD, but as a backup it works very well. It looks good on your desk (esp with multiples of them) and has eSATA.

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  • Lance M.
  • 3/29/2008 11:29:10 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsVery slow, horrible

Pros: Store data and whatever I need.

Cons: Has a built-in sleep mode that can be ridiculous. If not used after 5 minutes, it goes to sleep. Then takes about 30 sec - 1 min to start back up if you try to explore My Computer, open Media Player, or anything that requires data. Horrible drive with primitive technology. Wouldn't recommend this at all. Go with SeaGate.

Other Thoughts: Don't buy this piece of junk.

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  • Paul D.
  • 2/12/2008 11:11:32 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: It uses Firewire 400, which frees up a USB on my laptop, and can maintain ~42MB/sec transfer speed for most copy paste backups (effectively filling out the entire Firewire bandwidth). I just plugged it in to a Vista system and it just worked.

Cons: Can be a little fiddly when plugging it in, sometimes the drive will start up but won't register in the system.

Other Thoughts: As with all My Books, I comes formatted as a FAT32. If you have to store a file more than 4GiB in size you will need to reformat the drive. Also, it comes with a USB and 6-pin Firewire cable.

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