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WD My Book Essential 640GB USB 2.0 3.5" External Hard Drive WDH1U6400N Black

  • USB 2.0
  • 1 Year Manufacturer Warranty
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Austin M.
  • 11/12/2013 2:04:59 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Ext Hard Drive

Pros: This is a very good hard drive. I have used it exclusively as a back up for 4 1/2 years, and it has never given me any trouble. I have wiped multiple computers from this drive and I have never had any complaints.

Cons: The only con that comes to mind is that it does not keep up with usb 3.0.

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  • Shadman M.
  • 1/30/2011 8:37:25 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsLong lasting and works great!

Pros: I remember getting this hard drive at a Staples 2008 Black Friday sale for $70 new. At the time, I needed to delete my old videos to save space on my old 50 GB internal desktop hard drive. I wanted to save them, as well as all of my other documents, so the 640 GB hard drive was a great deal for me.

Once I got it and took it home, it installed very quickly. I was able to transfer all of my files into it as a backup, and I even helped back up my parents' files. To this day, it is still running smoothly, never losing any files, as I keep on adding files into it.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: As long as you don't move it around too much and don't drop it, I'm very sure this hard drive will last a very long time for you like it did for me.

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  • Mi P.
  • 12/20/2009 6:26:13 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsUseless

Pros: Worked well when it did

Cons: None of my computers would recognize it after only days of actual use. One day, while I was trying to store my music, it suddenly disconnected by itself. It has not been working since then.

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  • scott W.
  • 12/19/2009 7:21:33 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Quiet Drive

Pros: Great value and size for the cost. Good for backing up those important digital photos and videos. Doesn't drop off the USB connection requiring constant plug and unplug like other drives I have had

Cons: It will fill up eventually and I will need another

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  • Karen M.
  • 12/13/2009 7:03:48 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsMy Book EXTERNAL hard drive

Pros: Hmm...not quite sure

Cons: This is definately an EXTERNAL hard drive...not what I would consider a backup hard drive as the software that comes with it to run automatically is only a 30-day trial...must purchase the automatic backup software at $30/yr. NOT HAPPY. Purchased this for mother so her computer would automatically back up...NOT SO. Thought this would save time..now we have to drive over to backup for her.

Other Thoughts: Would buy same brand I presently own next time as we have no problem with the one we purchased at local office supply store and have nothing negative to say...Good price here...not really

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/8/2009 3:27:29 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood Drive, Not Quite as Expected

Pros: WD brand, Nice casing, Great value (when bought)

Cons: No power button/switch, Lacks SmartWare software

Other Thoughts: Bought this under the notion that it included WD's SmartWare backup software. Came to find out it doesn't. Otherwise, the price for the capacity was great (not so much at full price) and it's WD so it's a decent brand. Would use again unless backup software was required.

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  • Benjamin F.
  • 12/7/2009 8:00:24 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsMy Book Essential 640GB

Pros: Excellent hard drive, I thinks it's a great feature that it self parks.

Cons: none

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  • Bradley V.
  • 12/7/2009 11:26:09 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsSlow working

Pros: Large capacity

Cons: Slow data storage rate compared to my other removable hard drives.

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  • Ryan G.
  • 12/4/2009 3:08:11 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat External

Pros: Always heard great things about WD drives and now I confer. I would recomend this drive to all.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Simply a great product.

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  • Barry B.
  • 11/21/2009 12:26:52 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsHard to believe, but...

Pros: Great price...

Cons: Drive hangs and dramatically slows the system (XP Pro) while attempting to write files of any type. When the hang times out, it then it disables and dismounts from system. When reconected, reenabled and reinstalled to system, computer management displays drives as unknown possibly corrupted.

Other Thoughts: Purchased two of these drives for two systems as a place for the pictures and music. Cannot get this device to accept ANY type of file, this is after several reformats, and the other various and sundry tasks to make a disk drive usable. Placed call to WD. No help there. Overall WD was, and maybe still is, my drive of choice. This is after my very bad experiences with recent Seagate drives.

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