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WD My Book Home 1TB USB 2.0 / Firewire400 / eSATA 3.5" External Hard Drive WDH1CS10000N

  • USB 2.0 / IEEE 1394a / eSATA
  • 3-year Manufacturer Warranty
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Western Digital's My Book Home is the latest evolution in their long history of back up devices. This 1TB 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 Western Digital My Book Home (Model WDH1CS10000N) features a high performance 7200 RPM hard drive with a large capacity of 1TB so you can store your movies, music, applications and documents for easy sharing with your friends and even back up your system.
  • newegg Triple Interfaces The Western Digital My Book Home (Model WDH1CS10000N) combines three industry-leading external hard drive interfaces (IEEE 1394a, eSATA and USB 2.0) for maximum performance and universal connectivity.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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


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  • Anonymous
  • 2/3/2010 11:14:24 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat Low
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsTHEY WORK...

Pros: Quiet, inexpensive, Firewire, Esata

Cons: none really, I didn't pay for them so I can't complain.

Other Thoughts: I use several at a time. Don't always mount with the drive letter assigned to them. Often needs reboot to mount, then drive letters will be reshuffled to other drives causing pathing issues.

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/2/2010 10:11:22 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsA Quick Fizzle

Pros: Lots of capacity for backing up my photography. eSATA for theoretical fast backup. I have 3 older WD external drives for my other computer which have worked without a flaw for years, so expected good results.

Cons: Before I got an eSATA plate for the computer I backed up less than 200 GB using USB which took 23 hours! Got eSATA plate and started a fresh backup. 3 times the drive disappeared after perhaps 25 minutes. The drive did not seem that hot. I switched back to USB. The drive disappeared. This seems like a problem with the interface electronics since the earlier data set on the drive seems intact each time I try to backup, except the previous failed attempts.

Other Thoughts: In reading reviews of a number of external drives I see many reports of failures. This seems to be a product category where manufacturers are trying to be low priced but quality suffers.

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  • Thomas S.
  • 1/19/2010 6:06:41 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsNot Compatible with Windows 7

Pros: I initially purchased this drive to back up my previous computer with the Win XP OS. It worked fine, although occasionally the start up would lock up when the WD My Book was attached. Unattaching the My Book and restarting would then allow the machine to start OK. I then reconnected the My Book. I don't know if that is a My Book issue or just my computer that was acquiring a long list of its own "features."

Cons: When I built a new computer and upgraded to Win 7 OS, adding this external hard drive seriously degraded the computer's operation. When I wrote to Western Digital Support, they indicated that this hard drive was incompatible with Win 7.

Other Thoughts: Backing up you computer to an external drive makes sense - I had 3 hard drive fail in 3 years in my old XP system, so I know the frustration of dealing with failed hard drives. Anyway, when you buy an external hard drive, do enough research to know that it is compatible with your OS....and since WIN 7 will be a standard for many people for several years to come, it would be better to find one that is compatible with it.

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  • Charles N.
  • 1/2/2010 7:27:32 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat for me

Pros: Price/capacity, eSATA

Cons: Other consumers have had problems, but not me, other than the annoying need to properly sequence power up when rebooting a Windows XP machine.

Other Thoughts: My son has two of these and I have one. With about 2 years of service across the three, we have had no problems. The eSATA option is nice to keep USB ports free, but the transfer rate we typically get from the drives (just under 30 MB/s sustained reads) does not require bandwidth beyond USB 2. My son reformatted his drives as ext3 and mine is NTFS and as I said no problems so far.

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  • Denise T.
  • 1/2/2010 3:11:49 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Bought this to use with Bell ExpressVu receiver and works great! Robust, have already bounced it off the floor a couple of times without a problem.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Recommended

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/2/2010 8:41:59 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsThey DO work on Windows 7!

Pros: -eSATA
-Firewire
-USB
-1TB Storage
-Good design, can lay flat or upright.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I don't know why this product is getting knocked down so much. I have two these running over eSATA on Windows 7 RC 64 Bit just fine. I'm also using the Rosewell 2 x eSATA port Add-In-Card for connectivity. I notice no connectivity issues, and the heat output is typical of any 1TB drive. My Transfer rates on eSATA are in the 70-80 MBs range. Who needs USB 3.0 when you can have these babies on eSATA.

People, please make sure your eSATA controller drivers are UPDATED! Which means the controller has to be Windows 7 compatible first before these drive or any drive will work! Duh!

NOTE: There is a firmware update that you can't run on Windows 7, so use another computer with VISTA or OS X to install the firmware update. This does not mean these drives won't work on Windows 7, just WD is to lazy to fix their firmware updater. Make sure to follow WD instructions. Once you have the firmware updated format it to NTFS and your good to go.

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  • Paul J.
  • 12/30/2009 1:21:01 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNot compatible with Windows 7!

Pros: eSATA interface is much faster than USB and Firewire:
USB average 33 MB/Sec
Firewire average 38 MB/Sec
eSATA average 71 MB/sec (burst rate 140 MB/sec)
(measured with HDTune)

Cons: In tracking down eSATA problem, Western Digital support writes:

Windows 7 has new hardware requirements, as well as new hardware compatibilities.
It requires that every piece of hardware connected to it, be fully compatible with it.
This causes several pieces of hardware, not to work with Windows 7, or even work abnormally.
Unfortunately, this drive is not supported in Windows 7.
Even though it may work, we don't support it.
For that reason, we have a new line of products, fully compatible with Windows 7.

Other Thoughts: Newegg (and Western Digital) apparently need to start listing which drives are compatible with which operating systems. I wish I had know before buying the drive, now I have to return it.

The only Western Digital external drive which supports Windows 7 and eSATA is the My Book Studio Edition II, which is RAID 0 but costs a lot more.

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  • damon d.
  • 12/18/2009 12:13:47 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggssave yourself the trouble

Pros: size
multiple connections
price
looks

Cons: sleep mode. you cannot take it out of this. drive will disappear from explorer if it is inactive. wd does not have a fix for this. multiple users have requested, but they don't see it as a flaw. this is a major problem. don't plan on installing anything, or storing music, or anything that you want access to without restarting the drive.
doesn't include esata cable
doesn't match my other my book, black isn't glossy

Other Thoughts: i found a work around for the sleep issue. there are a few, but i have been using xsleep. it will write extremely small amounts (bytes) to the drive in intervals that you select. wd's drive tools claim to be able to keep the drive awake during usb connectivity. so there is no point in getting this one. the wd tools don't work on windows 7 either, so if you are running xp, you may get lucky. i do not recommend.

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  • grant w.
  • 12/15/2009 1:45:43 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsReliable drive

Pros: eSATA, USB, & FireWire

Cons: No On & Off Switch

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  • Andrew K.
  • 11/30/2009 9:50:03 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

2 out of 5 eggsNo 64-bit support

Pros: Great drive speed.
Great transfer speed.

Cons: Runs hot and loud.
eSATA is not supported in a 64-bit environment.

Other Thoughts: The lack of 64-bit support puzzles me. Luckily Best Buy's return policy is awesome and I was able to get a full refund.

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