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#1 groom03

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Posted 25 November 2006 - 04:28 PM

I'm considering buying a western digital my book hard drive but the reviews i've read all say different things. does anyone have one of these and can they comment on it, or can anyone recommend something better?
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Posted 25 November 2006 - 10:26 PM

I cannot comment on the Western Digital drive. I do use their hard drives in my desktops and have been pleased. I personally own a Lacie external USB drive and am well pleased with it.

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Posted 26 November 2006 - 07:40 PM

I have had a W-D My Book Essential Edition for about 7 months now (the 500 gB version). It worked very well until recently, when it started spitting out random errors. I contacted W-D, they gave me an RMA almost immediately and then sent me a replacement immediately.

It's the first W-D drive that's caused me problems that I haven't screwed up myself (although a couple of recent power outages may have contributed to it).

But it didn't die traumatically, and I was able to recover my data - so I'll vote in favor of it.
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