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WD My Book Essential WDBACW0020HBK - hard drive - 2 TB - USB 3.0

alaTest has collected and analyzed 347 reviews of WD My Book Essential WDBACW0020HBK - hard drive - 2 TB - USB 3.0. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other Firewalls & Broadband Routers for all reviews. Comments about the noise and reliability are overall positive. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably, but many are less positive about the multifunction.

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On average, users rate this product 77/100.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 252 user reviews of WD My Book Essential WDBACW0020HBK - hard drive - 2 TB - USB 3.0 from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other Firewalls & Broadband Routers on Reviewers really like the noise and price. The reliability and usability are also appreciated.

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76% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Apr, 2018

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Dead On Arrrival


Included a 2 foot USB 2.0 cable. Would it have killed them to at least give you a six foot cable? It slowed me down having to buy and wait for a longer cable to hook the unit up, just to find out that it was a piece of junk.

It makes a great paperweight

They shipped a defective unit from the get go, The Quality Assurance team at the plant dropped the ball there. Probably was built by 8 year old's in China

Jul, 2014

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Great Device!


I ordered this product for a great price and I'm 100% satisfied with it. No unnecessary software required. Just plug in, drag and drop!

Jan, 2014

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Nice external


It works great no issues at all with it very fast I use it to back up windows 8 OS.

Jan, 2014

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Worked great


No problems using it on Win 7 pro for extra storage on a laptop. Light and portable.

Jan, 2014

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Great Norton backup device


Bought this device for Norton auto backups. Initial setup was quick, easy and automatic. We have three pcs and a Belkin N600 router on our home net running Norton 360. Device is connected to router. Setup and 1st backups on all machines was done...

Dec, 2013

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Very Dependable, Well Built


I've had this Ext HD for 5yrs and I have never had a problem with it. I got a e-sata to sata cable and connected it directly to the motherboard.It's well built in an aluminum case and stand and has very good ventilation. When I have to back up another...

Dec, 2013

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Great Drive


I have backed up all my photos on to this drive. Very easy to use and fast. I can access my albums very quickly with any problems at all. I am using on two different computers without any problems at all. Love it

No problems at all

Aug, 2013

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Good product


Needed a back-up drive and it does the trick.

Jul, 2013

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Surprisingly a failure


Bought two drives to use for Video Editing and additional backup based on previous brand experience. Setup was a breeze. Features were impressive. Drive failed completely rendering it unusable within four days of having it. Fortunately, I am fanatic...

May, 2013

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After 3 weeks the Fantom RAID drive is very good


I been using the Fantom drive for 3 weeks. Setup required actually reading the owner's manual. I an't actually complain about that ;-) I am using it to back up about 500GB in video and data files. It took roughly 3 hours to copy all of the files. Still...

May, 2013