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WD My Book Essential 160GB USB 2.0 3.5" External Hard Drive WDH1U1600N

  • USB 2.0
  • 1 Year Manufacturer Warranty
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My Book Essential


USB 2.0

Physical Spec

Form Factor
6.5" x 5.4" x 2.1"
2.5 lbs.


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.
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.
Smart and energy efficient - Turns itself on and off with your computer.
PC and Mac compatible - Works with both Windows 2000/XP/Vista and Mac OS X 10.4.8 or later

Manufacturer Warranty

1 year limited
1 year limited

Quick Info


  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year

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  • SAM B.
  • 12/18/2009 5:29:02 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsJunk!!!!

Pros: was attracted by the price

Cons: should have known better. this piece of dung quit and WD is happy to replace with a refurbished piece of dung but why would I want anther version of what failed. I'd rather have my data back...hundreds of photos and thousands of songs (that I paid for). If I could give no eggs I would

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  • Josh E.
  • 3/19/2008 6:23:22 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

5 out of 5 eggsGreat HD!!!

Pros: No noise at all...very fast. Was planning to get the 320GB of the My Book but didn't have the money.

Cons: None...

Other Thoughts: This isn't mine...a friend of mine got it. I helped him set it up. I was doubtful at first, seeing that it's USB and it would be a bit slower, but I was wrong. It seems just as fast as an actual drive. Would get another one if I could.

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  • Jeffrey S.
  • 1/6/2008 4:57:29 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat

Pros: Excellent product, small size, quiet, gets the job done, and I like the auto-shutdown when the computer sleeps or is turned off.

Cons: NONE

Other Thoughts: I recommend using the program Second Copy with it.

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