lots of space
Because it a boring drive which is exactly what I want. It plugs in, it runs fast and quietly. It’s expensive, and works flawlessly.
Quiet, fast, and holds an excellent amount of data. RGB is cool to sync with razer products but not why I bought it
So I've had the 4TB for a bit longer than a month now, so I figure I can go ahead and leave a review. To start with, I actually own a 10 year old, 640GB WD My Book. It still runs perfectly, but 640GB just wasn't enough to cut it anymore, so I figured it was time to upgrade and put the other away for safekeeping, and because of how long it's lasted I felt it was a safe bet to purchase another WD. I'm very pleased thus-far. I do like that it has a slimmer body than my original MyBook, and installation is incredibly easy. Plug it in and go. The HD makes things a little easier on me for backing up important documents not just for work but for school and personal use. Now and then I'll hear a bit of a vibration when I'm putting it through use, but doesn't really bother me because computers' do the same thing when the processor is in use. It sits quietly in the corner of my desk when not in use, like it's not even there. It's actually faster than my 10 y/o My Book, so that's a positive. It's sufficient storage for what I need, and while it was strange to me at first, I do mostly like the new case design.
I got two Toshiba N300 NAS 8 gb drives for this unit that were not on WD tested drive list. No issues and were immediately recognized correctly. Installation was a breeze.
Absolutely huge amount of space. With installed games about 30-50GB each, it can quickly add up, even if you already have a terabyte of storage. This drive is plenty large enough to store all but the most avid gamer's collections. Install is very easy- like any external Xbox hard drive, it is pretty much plug and play. The extra 2 front USB ports keep you from losing a port to the drive but I don't really find myself needing it as I use a wireless controller. There is a power brick you need to connect however, which means your setup will use a bit more electricity. You do get a noticeable load time benefit from using this drive over the internal hard drive. Doing a little research will show you that the hard drive inside is a Barracuda Pro, which is a pretty high performance drive. I don't have any specific benchmarks but load times do feel noticeably shorter which is a nice side benefit to using a large, high density drive. Finally, the drive looks good (provided you have a white Xbox).
I can copy files fast download fast and there is plenty of space. I run a DJ business and need a large Hard Drive to hold the millions of songs that are out there. Perfect for the job.