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WD My Book Essential 1TB USB 2.0 3.5" External Hard Drive WDH1U10000N

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years
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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
5 Years Strong!!!!!!

Pros: I've had this HD for over 5 years. I have moved/traveled several times being in the Military. Never had any problems with it. I will always go with Western Digital.

Cons: a little louder than my other external HD but that's compared to HDs made 1 to 2 years ago.

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3/ 5

Comments: Wished there was more of a warning that it was dying so I could remove everything off of it before it died.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
happy

Pros: I'm happy with it, fast transfers, tons of storage space and a fair price. Western digital is really the ONLY option of an external drive.

Cons: haha, no.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
4/ 5
Good drive for the money

Pros: Purchased this drive a while back when my Seagate drive (a 7200.10 500GB) started getting SMART errors and I needed to copy off files. This drive came through for me and offered a fast USB copy though I couldn't get all the files off in time (but got the ones that mattered). recovering a disk with a physical issue costs $1500 on the low end.

With my particular setup I get around 30MB /sec copy speed. I purchased an additional drive so that I could mirror it (using a simple xcopy batch file script to do nightly backups).

Cons: The drive takes a little bit to spin up sometimes. The second one doesn't seem to have that issue, and the blue LED light is slightly brighter. Makes me wonder how good the quality is, and how long my drive will last.

Other Thoughts: Seems to be a pretty good drive overall, no issues so far. I would recommend it, but buy 2 just to be on the safe side- you don't want to depend on a single drive for all your data. Don't learn the hard way like I did!

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

Pros: Works great! I've partitioned this into 5 partitions so I can ghost 4 computers and use the 5th for easy windows transfer when changing Operating Systems.

Cons: None so far after 4 to 5 months of use.

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Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
4/ 5
Good Price, Decent Performance

Pros: Plenty of storage space. Sleek, sexy design. Front "remaining hard drive space" indicator is nice. VERY QUIET!

Cons: Transferring large files is tedious; took about four hours to back up 80+GB of data. FAST read times.

Other Thoughts: I purchased this device from Best Buy a week ago, and I could have saved ten bucks if I went with newegg. Overall, I am very satisfied with this device. It performs well, considering the cost and all.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
5/ 5
great little HD

Pros: works great with my older p4 system, with a pci usb 2.0 card. transfers super quick, doesnt bog down my system with only 512mb ram. TONS OF ROOM. next i'm getting the WD TV Live to watch my videos from the hard drive on my tv.

Cons: its to quiet!!! lol

Other Thoughts: i like the little storage meter on the outside of the unit.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
3/ 5
1TB WD External Backup

Pros: Huge

Cons: Slow, took overnight (>4hrs) to Backup ~160 GB using the supplied Memeo software - software trial good for 30 days.

Other Thoughts: Skip the Memeo

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