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WD 8TB My Book Desktop External Hard Drive - USB 3.0 - WDBFJK0080HBK-NESN

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  • 8TB, USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) connectivity
  • WD Backup software
  • Acronis True Image WD Edition software
  • Password protection with hardware encryption

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3/ 5
Not as convenient as expected 12/2/2016 5:15:25 PM

Pros: It is fast, shiny, and *almost* ready to use out of the box.
The included diagnostics and other software work quite well.
As a bonus, it even comes with a USB and power cable too.
Considerably more durable than other makes; however, see cons. . .

Cons: The factory format's sector size is too small for many computers to succeed in using such a large drive. The trouble is that speed drops way down (that can include zero) while doing backups. So, that may appear broken, even if it isn't. This inconvenience could cause returns. Read on, because there is a fix.

Overall Review: You can format NTFS and choose a larger sector size. The default setting is too small. To fix this, I reformatted with "64 kilobytes" sector size (as found on the format menu in Windows). Formatting a large drive can take a while. After that fix, it runs at expected speeds most of the time and doesn't drop the speed to zero for either small or large files.

Table of NTFS sector size (for optimal formatting to accommodate hard drive size):
64K 8TB
32K 4TB
16K 2TB
8K 1TB
4K is the default size, but most suitable for drives of less than 1TB
Notes:
Nearby settings also work fine. That table isn't usually mandatory, but it is for eliminating slowdowns. The bigger your drive is, the less suitable the default 4k will be. That issue will occasionally make a 2TB slow down to half or a 4TB slow down to 1/4 or make an 8TB halt. It probably isn't broken--just format it correctly to fix it.

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Manufacturer Response:
Hey there Daniel,
Your feedback and suggestions are appreciated, and we thank you for taking the time to provide them to us.
We do provide a formatting tool for use with our external drives to format the device for XP or Vista and later Operating Systems, which may have been beneficial to you.
“How to format external drives using WD Quick Formatter in Windows or Mac”: https://support.wdc.com/knowledgebase/answer.aspx?ID=3868

For assistance with any other questions or concerns you may have with the drive, you can reach us below and mention the following case number.

Support Case Number: 120616-11618601

Need Help? Please contact us at 1(800) 275-4932.
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Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
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5/ 5
Great unit 9/11/2016 6:13:03 PM

Pros: Drive inside is an HE model, 5400 Rpm so perfect for archiving purpose.

Got speed in excess of 100MB both way, USB 3 is sometime tricky so if you get bad speed and this is your first external USB HD check your drivers

Cons: Case is a print magnet, use SCSI Enclosure Services drivers for led on the case (no a con but still one more driver) it is not mandatory but is needed for the light to work.

Overall Review: Perfect for archiving purpose

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
5/ 5
works 8/3/2016 11:02:21 AM

Pros: Its working fine in my server now. I've been using 6TB green drives before this, hopefully its just as reliable as that has been for me.

Cons: Can't think of any. I ran hdtune and no bad sectors or anything like that. So hoping for the best.

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1/ 5
the SLOWEST write speeds I ever have seen in a modern HDD 7/16/2016 5:52:36 AM

Pros: Huge amount of storage capacity at a reasonable price

Cons: My write speeds connected through USB3 and Windows 10 are never faster than 25 MB per second. I have never seen any HDD this slow. The platter speed must be 1200 rpm. That being said, if you are VERY patient, it gets the job done. Like a 1948 Buick in a world of Ferraris.

Overall Review: Though I buy many things from Newegg, this particular drive was bought at a competitor because I needed it immediately. I would NOT buy it again. Write speeds this slow are inexcusable.

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5/ 5
Wonderful for the price paid!! 6/7/2016 3:02:26 PM

Pros: I've bought 3 of these, one for a true backup and gutted two of them for added space on my synology NAS. Sure TLER might be disabled and any warranty voided, but getting a WD Red 8TB Helium drive for $250 is a hard deal to pass up when it comes to massive amounts of storage for cheap. All were instantly recognized by windows and received no errors when testing before freeing them from the enclosure.

Cons: I had one unit drop/pickup midway through a huge file transfer, and my mobo usb ports were set to never turn off power. This happened multiple times, but once gutted and placed in my NAS functions flawlessly - so as with many external HD's, the interface and firmware can be twitchy/buggy.

Overall Review: I have not tried any of the WD backup software.
WD Red 8tb helium drive for $250 - nuff said!!
Runs at about 90F degrees when in a 75 degree room in my DS1515 NAS, backup unit is much, much hotter in the enclosure with no fan - will longevity be compromised by case/lack of air movement?

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5/ 5
Excellent! 6/6/2016 6:06:43 AM

Pros: HUGE storage

Cons: NONE

Overall Review: Would definitely recommend this product

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4/ 5
Works great. Setup was easy 6/2/2016 11:33:13 AM

Pros: Works as expected. this is Very quiet, which is great as I use it connected to my HTPC (Streacom fanless PC) which is silent; this is essentially part of my stereo so noise was a concern, but this is super quiet.

Cons: It has flashing lights - most people wouldn't notice or care, but for my application I prefer to have no lights - nothing distracting as it's used alongside my stereo which is all minimalist and no flashing lights to distract.

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5/ 5
Fantastic; Right out of the Box! 5/8/2016 5:48:53 AM

Pros: Plug and Play. Easy and Simple. Reads and Writes Fantastic.

Cons: Have experienced zero issues with this product.

Overall Review: I would definitely recommend this product to anyone.

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