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Western Digital My Book Essential 3TB USB 3.0 External Hard Drive

alaTest has collected and analyzed 25 reviews of Western Digital My Book Essential 3TB USB 3.0 External Hard Drive. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Hard Drives for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the connectivity and design. Some have doubts about the durability, while there are some mixed opinions about the price.

usability, design, connectivity


On average, users rate this product 86/100.

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Consumer review by: Larosh (

Works like a charm.


This drive is great. Installs easy and works great on Windows systems. Have a few of them and they have never failed (yet).

Easy To Install","Fast","Highly Compatible","Quiet","Reliable

Sep, 2013

Consumer review by: wolf (

I plan on buying more of these


I download personal images and video to my PC, so a backup solution is imperative. The WD 3TB My Book HD is very quiet at all times. I don\'t have anything bad to state about it. It\'s great !

Auto Backup","Easy Installation","Fast","Highly Compatible","Quiet","Reliable

Apr, 2013

Consumer review by: Cronux (

Great price after coupon :)


Using it continuously since I got it, no issue so far. I have it connected to my old laptop to stream movies from my harddrives via DLNA to my bluray player. I can not tell about speed cause my laptop is USB 2.0 only (enough for movie play though), and...

Easy To Install","Fast","Highly Compatible","Quiet","Reliable","Usb 3","USB 30

Mar, 2013

Consumer review by: Doublesd (

Good product


Good product, nice and fast with USB 3.0. Night and Day vs USB 2.0. Only wish it came with a stand.

Easy To Install","Fast","Highly Compatible","Quiet","Reliable

Nov, 2012

Consumer review by: Dave the Flyer (

Easy External Hard Drive


Very easy to install. Simply plug it in and connect via USB cable and you are good to go. The PC detected it and correctly catagorized it as a hard disk drive. We were off and running with click and drag all my pictures and videos that had clogged up...

Easy To Install","Fast","Highly Compatible","Quiet

Nov, 2012

Consumer review by: Alda (

I Would buy buy this product again



Easy To Install","Highly Compatible","Quiet","Reliable


Sep, 2012

Consumer review by: Zeeman (

Great product great deal great delivery


I use this to backup my home and business computers. Tons of space although it is slow unless you\'re using USB 3.

Easy To Install","Quiet","Reliable


Sep, 2012

Consumer review by: Mickey (

NOT recognized by MAC: Mountain Lion


This hard drive is NOT compatible with Mountain Lion on Mac. My Macbook Pro retina does not recognize the drive at all. Western Digital customer support is useless. If you look online you\'ll find others running Mountain Lion on various machines with...

Difficult To Install","Not Compatible With Mac","Unreliable

Sep, 2012

Consumer review by: BRONTO (




Easy To Install","Fast","Highly Compatible","Quiet","Reliable

Aug, 2012

Consumer review by: Ronnie (

most dependable hard drive around


in my line of work I trust very few companies for my data storage needs. I own 5 external hard drives that are 2tb or larger. Of the five three of them are Western Digital. I trust them.


Aug, 2012