Western Digital GB EXT HD-USB2/FW/E-SATA External Hard Drive

Western Digital GB EXT HD-USB2/FW/E-SATA External Hard Drive

3.0 15 $199.98 - $199.98
Preserve your precious memories with 500 GB USB 2.0 / FireWire 400 / eSATA External Hard Drive - My Book Home Edition from Western Digital. With this drive, reminiscent of a book, you can easily add extra storage to back up all your important digital assets. With triple interface, it ensures high-speed performance and also lets you store your data safely. It features a capacity gauge that allows you to see how much space is available on your drive. In addition, it turns itself on and off with
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User Review: Drive seems to run cool and reasonably quiet.
 
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318 People Reviewed Western Digital GB EXT HD-USB2/FW/E-SATA
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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56% of Reviewers recommended this product.
Best for:
Sleek , External Drive , Easy Install , Desktop , High Capacity

 
Tigerdirect.com by Null, Apr 8, 2008
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I have had this drive for a few months and had no trouble with it.
I would recommend it to any body.... See more
 
Newegg.com , Jan 13, 2008
Pros: *** Please, disregard my other two postings; I wish I could remove/recall them...
"...Pros: *** Please, disregard my other two postings; I wish I could remove/recall them...
***Okay, I finally got this drive working with Griffin CardExpress|34 card ($69.95)...
sort of...... See more
 
Newegg.com , Jul 29, 2008
Pros: absolutely silent, creates practically no heat, transfer speeds are good.
"...Pros: absolutely silent, creates practically no heat, transfer speeds are good. looks sleek.
no reason not to buy this if your looking for a 500gig external.
Cons: doesn't make me lunch?... See more
 
Newegg.com , Oct 17, 2008
Pros: Amazing external hard drive, purchased it because I was worried there was something wrong with my computer and felt the urge to back everything up.
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Pros: Amazing external hard drive, purchased it because I was worried there was something wrong with my computer and felt the urge to back everything up.
The software (though it took a little while) is very easy to use and it runs silently in the background without bothering me the slightest.... See more
 
Newegg.com , Mar 14, 2008
Pros: Arrived quickly and in perfect working order, i dont know how people say they get things doa.
"...Pros: Arrived quickly and in perfect working order, i dont know how people say they get things doa. very easy to use, i just plugged it in and it works, i use vista and xp and it has no problem with either os.
i actually didnt install the software it comes with i just deleted it straight off the drive and it doesnt effect performance...
good drive at a good price, very solid and nice to look at.... See more
 
Newegg.com , Apr 28, 2008
Pros: As mentioned in my other review I planned on buying a second drive as a redundant.
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Pros: As mentioned in my other review I planned on buying a second drive as a redundant.
I did just that.... See more
 
Newegg.com , Apr 17, 2008
Pros: Bought this drive as a backup for my system so I could take it and throw it in my fire-safe when not in use.
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Pros: Bought this drive as a backup for my system so I could take it and throw it in my fire-safe when not in use.
Currently using the Firewire connection and will use the eSata when I rebuild.... See more
 
Newegg.com , Apr 23, 2008
Pros: Decent drive that I use primarily for backups.
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Pros: Decent drive that I use primarily for backups.
Not overly loud and gets the job done.... See more
 
Newegg.com , Feb 24, 2008
Pros: Does what its made for.
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Pros: Does what its made for.
Bought it for my laptop and home pc and works great.... See more
 
Newegg.com , Jan 15, 2009
Pros: Doesn't take up a lot of room, power saving, multiple ways you can plug this into your system.
"...Cons: Firmware updates can only be applied via USB 2.0 on Windows XP/Vista 32-bit editions. Firmware issues out of the box.
Other Thoughts: I had the same issue where the drive randomly disconnects.
I found a firmware update on Western Digital's website (v1.34).... See more
 
Tigerdirect.com by Null, Apr 19, 2008
"...Did I mention backup software are trial version only? Because it uses mini USB plug, it is not as popular as regular USB cable.
I have to spend extra money to make this thing work.
Too bad.... See more
 
Newegg.com , Feb 17, 2009
Pros: ...its black with a blue light?
"...Pros: ...its black with a blue light?
Cons: PLEASE DO NOT BUY ONE OF THESE DRIVES!I have never left a review before...
I felt that I had to after this drive.... See more
 
Newegg.com , Feb 2, 2008
Pros: 500GB with eSata, USB, and Firewire interface options… Cons: The My Book drive will intermittently emit an annoying high pitch buzz followed by a momentary lockup of my system.
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Pros: 500GB with eSata, USB, and Firewire interface options… Cons: The My Book drive will intermittently emit an annoying high pitch buzz followed by a momentary lockup of my system.
I have tried the My Book on several XP systems with the same problem.... See more
 
Newegg.com , Oct 7, 2008
Pros: Cheap.
"...Slow. BROKEN.
Other Thoughts: The drive gives me a i/o failure a year and half out with 400 GB of data on it that is backed up.
But, still leaves me feeling scared that I am going to lose my other data on my other WD drives.... See more
 
Newegg.com , Feb 10, 2008
Pros: Compact design Cons: This product turned on, but would not be recognized by my Windows XP machine.
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Pros: Compact design Cons: This product turned on, but would not be recognized by my Windows XP machine.
Not only that, it wasn't recognized by my laptop (also an XP machine), or by a third XP machine.... See more
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