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WD My Book 1TB Desktop USB 3.0 External Hard Drive Storage WDBACW0010HBK-NESN

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  • Dual USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 compatibility
  • WD SmartWare automatic backup software
  • Password protection with hardware encryption

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  • newegg USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 Compatibility Western Digital My Book Essential features universal compatibility with widely-used USB 2.0 and next-generation SuperSpeed USB 3.0. When connected to a SuperSpeed USB 3.0 port, the drive lets you access and save files up to 3 times faster than USB 2.0.
  • newegg WD SmartWare Software Western Digital My Book Essential offers the WD SmartWare software that provides automatic, continuous backup and data retrieve through a visual control center. In addition, the software lets you customize your backup, set drive security, run diagnostics, manage the power settings and more. And if you prefer, you can choose not to use the software at all.
  • newegg Password Protection Western Digital My Book Essential provides password protection and encryption for securing your data from unauthorized access or theft.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years
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Customer Reviews of the Western Digital WDBACW0010HBK-NESN

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  • Shy
  • 1/21/2015 3:29:18 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDead

Pros: USB 3

Cons: Drive lost connectivity after a year across any device. Drive corrupted and all data was then lost. Unrecoverable.

Other Thoughts: It had intermittent connectivity issues for months then finally simply stopped connecting at all. After removing the drive from the housing and installing it internally to recover the data that was on it, the drive was dead. Staggeringly disappointing for something that is primarily intended for back up use.

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  • N/A
  • 10/21/2014 11:02:47 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsDrive Crashed

Pros: Lots of space

Cons: This model drive crashed twice for me

Other Thoughts: I don't know whether my experience is unusual, but twice now I've bought this model and twice the drive has crashed. I am not happy.

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  • Matt
  • 9/23/2014 8:22:08 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsMatt

Pros: Fast enough for my purposes. Extra Storage

Cons: Western Digital really needs to put the power button back into play here. I plug it in and it takes about 15 seconds for windows explorer to go from not responding to responding again. If i want the drives off, i've gotta disconnect them. If i connect them, they all spin up and i've got to wait, otherwise explorer.exe crashes.

Do yourself a favor western digital, put the power button back in. I liked them then. Turned them on and turned them off without having to disconnect and reconnect every time I wanted to use them.

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  • N/A
  • 5/31/2014 3:52:10 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWD My Book 1TB External HD

Pros: I have used my WD My Book 1TB for videos, photos, data documents etc. for over 3 years and love it. Hard case is easy to stick in computer case or purse and tote along where ever I go. Fast and proficient.

Cons: None that I have experienced.

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  • N/A
  • 11/29/2013 1:42:50 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsDO NOY BUY !!!

Pros: NONE

Cons: Bought this Hard drive for a back up unit and have actually used it for about 1 month. it has never been moved off of the desk and now, windows seven doesn't show it even hooked up and it's the same on two other computers and a laptop. Kiss all my files goodbye. I will stick with Samsung.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear User, we are very sorry to hear that your drive did not function so soon after it was delivered. Let us assure you that our drives leave our facility in good working condition, and must pass rigorous tests before shipping to our retailers. As a troubleshooting step, we recommend running either our WINDLG diagnostics software or Macs built-in Disk Utility to check your drives health.

How to test a drive for defects or problems on a Mac

Western Digital does stand behind its warranty, and will offer replacement product for defective drives via our RMA process throughout the duration of the products warranty. Please follow the link below for the steps to replace your device.

You can create a Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) from our customer portal at

How to physically connect, disconnect, and install a WD external drive in a Windows PC or Mac

Please be so kind and contact us at 1 (800) 275-4932, or trough our support website: Please indicate within the online case creation or with the first support agent you speak with, that you are responding to a Newegg review, so we route you and your information to the correct team members.

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  • chris
  • 11/27/2013 9:30:50 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsNot worth it

Pros: I bought 2 of these from a local store, they worked great out of the box and were pretty quick.

Cons: One of the two currently works okay, however the other is dying with read/write errors and bad sectors. I'm currently working on getting everything off the drive as I write this. I didn't think I'd be trying to recover files from my backup drive so soon. They have both experienced intermittent connectivity issues from about the 1yr mark. I'd blame the ASUS board but I've had these on 3 different computers and they've done the same thing. Just randomly disappear.

Other Thoughts: I learned my lesson, only enterprise higher rated drives from here on out.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Chris, we appreciate your feedback and apologize for any inconvenience you may have experienced. It is unfortunate that you are experiencing problems with your Hard Drive. Please note that there are many variables that can result in a failed drive, such as power outages, accidental physical damage, internal component failure, and computer viruses, just to name a few.

We understand your situation and will gladly replace your in-warranty drive, as we stand by our products and their associated warranties. Our goal is to provide world class customer service, and part of that goal in this situation would be to replace your drive, and investigate the cause relating to the products defect.

How to get an RMA (Return Merchandise Authorization) or replace a defective product under warranty

We would appreciate the opportunity to assist you directly in order to address any further concerns you may have with the device and/or your experience. You may contact us at 1 (800) 275-4932, or via our support website at:

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  • Vervel
  • 5/28/2013 9:41:17 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsIt is ok...

Pros: It has been fine. It is a bit slow at times. I do have and use USB3. This could be a driver, chipset, etc issue. But, I have had it on two systems. For a storage drive, I dont expect blazing fast write times. But, there are times, with no apparent reason it is slower.

Cons: None (other than above)

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  • N/A
  • 4/14/2013 6:26:38 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsReliable

Pros: I have owned this HDD for about 3 years and it has served me well. Never had any problems.

Cons: It's kinda big and requires its own power source.

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  • NHJonesy
  • 3/29/2013 6:39:02 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsHundred Drives and Great Success

Pros: After seeing so many negative comments and being surprised as compared to my own experience, I thought I should share my thoughts. As an IT consultant, this drive and previous versions of it, are what I always have recommended and continue to recommend to my customers for backing up servers, desktops and laptops. Collectively, my customer base has probably purchased upwards of a hundred of these drives over the years and I think maybe 4 or 5 have had issues, all of which were taken care of by WD under warranty. Generally speaking, we run out of space before the drives "run out of life." I specifically buy the "Essentials" version since we have no need for the garbage software that the vendors throw in with their products.

Cons: None - I will continue to purchase and recommend this drive.

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  • KnightOrion
  • 3/10/2013 3:49:33 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks as intended; very pleased.

Pros: Its just as it is suppose to do. Nothing wrong with it, and the initial taken up space for formating and whatnot, are in the correct parameters.

Cons: Will right any issues that come up with this, but I sure as hell hope that nothing comes up that is wrong with this.

Other Thoughts: I got this to make room on my laptop and to be a sort of "storage case" for my electronic information. This works as intended.

I used to have another storage external drive, but that one got messed up. because of that, I've been putting off the whole external storage device drives for a few years now. I would say the brand of the external drive, but I have that drive in storage. still hoping, regardless of how small of a chance, that I can send the drive to get its memory recovered when I got some serious cash to spend on it. right now, bills, responsibilities, and just every day life, are more important, so that will have to wait.

As long as this device continues to work as intended, which it has thus far, I won't have a problem with it.

I heard some bad review for, the drive size for external hard drives. Not for just this brand alone, but for all external storage hard drive devices of this size. I just hope such a bad fate does not happen upon the one I bought.

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