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WD My Book Essential 160GB USB 2.0 3.5" External Hard Drive WDG1U1600N

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  • WDG1U1600N
  • USB 2.0
  • 3.5"
  • 1 year limited

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Western Digital's Essential Edition My Book external drive is elegant simplicity for the home or small business user. Its small form factor lets you set it on your desk, stack multiple units, or shelve it like, well . . . a book. You'll be able to store and retrieve, backup and restore your Mac or PC's data quickly and easily. Most users won't even need to install any drivers.

Just plug the drive into your computer's USB 2.0 port, set up your preferences, and you're up and running! Intelligent drive management features handle power, scheduling, and so forth. The unit can automatically power on and off with your computer. No hassles, no complicated instructions, and no more worries about lost data! Whether you're looking for additional storage or a safe place to keep your backup, you'll find the My Book Essential drive to be a reliable and economical solution.

  • newegg High Performance Hard Drive The Western Digital My Book Essential WDG1U1600N is equipped with a high performance 7200 RPM hard drive providing a large capacity of 160GB so you can store your movies, music, applications and documents for easy sharing with your friends and even back up your system.
  • newegg USB 2.0 Interface The Western Digital My Book Essential WDG1U1600N features a USB 2.0 interface for fast data transfer speeds and plug-and-play connectivity.
  • newegg Intelligent Drive Management With the intelligent drive management feature, the Western Digital My Book Essential WDG1U1600N external hard drive automatically powers up and down in tandem with your computer for convenient and simplified operation.

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Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
  • Warranty
  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years
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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
5/ 5
GREAT EXTERNAL DRIVE

Pros: I have used this now with with 3 different laptops and 2 desktops each of different brands. 100% flawless and very quiet...Will another soon for work...

Cons: NONE

Other Thoughts: NONE

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
5/ 5

Pros: This is a rock solid hard-drive. I use it to store all of my media (movies, music, images) and I occasionally bring it with me on trips. It gets occasionally knocked around (while off) and I have yet to have a problem with it. I highly recommend this hard drive to everyone.

Cons: I have no complaints whatsoever. This is a high quality product.

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Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
Verified Owner
2/ 5

Pros: Nice enclosure design. Quiet operation. I trust WD drive to last for years to come.

Cons: No backup software included. Slow, I mean really slow.

Other Thoughts: Because of transfer speeds I would not consider buying this drive again. Lack of any backup software makes it also very unappealing

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
4/ 5

Pros: So far the product has worked well. This is my first time for using an external drive so it will take some time before I can really give the product a true evaluation. As for now I have had no problems with it.

Cons: Have none to list at this time. Only more time will tell.

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Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Great Product

Pros: Very nice design , Very Very easy to use. I just use it to back-up my HD.

Cons: Well it does not grow legs and get me my drinks ...

Other Thoughts: If anyone looking for a nice External HD look no further.

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
5/ 5

Pros: Works great on my business computer for backing up my Quickbooks file everynight

Cons: None!

Other Thoughts: Good Price Great Product

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
5/ 5
Works great

Pros: It works great, I've never had a problem with it.

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: I never had a chance to try out the software that came with it - as soon as I got it I installed Ubuntu Feisty on it.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
4/ 5
Good

Pros: Works well in osx! great for backing up my macbook.

Cons: A little big and rather noisy.

Other Thoughts: I wish i had bought two of them when they were cheaper.

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