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

Western Digital My Book Essential 3TB USB 3.0 External Hard Drive
alaAverage 4.3

25 reviews

Jul, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 25 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the connectivity. The design is also mentioned favorably. Many are critical about the build quality. Reviews are divided on the value for money.

usability, design, connectivity

build quality

On average, users rate this product 86/100.

Review analysis

(Based on 25 reviews)

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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

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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

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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

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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

Consumer review by:

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

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I Would buy buy this product again

 

Reliable

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

Expensive

Consumer review by:

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

Slow

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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

Consumer review by:

A GREAT PRODUCT!

 

EXTERNAL HARD DRIVE FOR MAC COMPUTER

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

Consumer review by:

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.

Fast","Quiet","Reliable

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