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WD My Book Essential 3.5 inch 1 TB External Hard Disk

(Black)
  • Desktop Hard Drive
  • Capacity: 1 TB
  • Connectivity: USB 3.0

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3 years
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Specifications of WD My Book Essential 3.5 inch 1 TB External Hard Disk (Black)

General
Type HDD
Cloud Backup No
System Requirements Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Mac OS X v10.4, v10.5, v10.6
Model Name My Book Essential
Capacity 1 TB
Form Factor Desktop
Color Black
Dimensions
Weight 1180 g
Additional Features
Data Transfer Rate 5 Gb/s (USB 3.0), 480 Mb/s (USB 2.0)
Password Protection No
Shock Resistant No
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Reviews of WD My Book Essential 3.5 inch 1 TB External Hard Disk (Black)

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Husain K

Jun 29, 2015

These Drives Fail without Fail

I bought Two of these My Books to be used as backup drives. One of them failed after a year for no reason at all. I lost over 1.5 TB worth of data. My drives are encased in dust free cases and do not move about on my desk at all, so it definitely wasn't my use that caused it to fail. They come with … (View complete review)
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kanikannan

Dec 29, 2014

Amasing Hard Drive

I have been using the hard drive for the past one year and its performance is unmatched to any other products in this price. Its data speed matches with the promised data transfer speed. I use it to transfer data everyday and its just perfect. I am really happy with the product. And of course thank … (View complete review)
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Sriram Sukumaran

Dec 4, 2014

a very durable product.

I am a heavy user and the HDD is almost full and almost always in use. Its been working very smooth without any hiccups. While the speed goes upto 100+MBps sometimes, at an average it gives 70+MBps at least while copying.
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Azad Shaikh

Nov 8, 2014

Using it for last two years. Its working fine.

I bought this HDD in 2012 from flipkart. Its still running very nice and good. Never had any issue with it.
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Gaurav Singh

Jul 26, 2014

Myth people having over high rpm

Mr. Aditya Mikkilineni Its is not the case that seagate provide 7200rpm and wd provide 5400 rpm so seagate would have better transfer rate than wd over USB 3.0. I own WD and it gives me transfer rate of 98+Mb/s.

7200 rpm means high speed, more heat generated, more heat causing loss of data…
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Zeeshan Alam

Nov 17, 2012

Horrible after sales experience

I have purchased WD My Book Essential 3.5 inch 1 TB External Hard Disk (Black). My AC adapted stopped working withing a month so I raised a complain for replacement under warranty.

The Western Digital customer care was always busy and I have to wait on hold for couple of hours which is ridiculous & no Western Digital support agent was providing any confirm information. Each time They are saying me to wait till this week as my adapter is not available. For two months they gave me the same reason. When I tried to launch complaint via email provided on Western Digital web site, I received reply

Sanjeev Bhandari

Jul 20, 2011

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WD My Book Essential 3.5 Inch 1 TB External Hard Disk

I placed the order on 18th in the night at 3. Next day morning i got a call from the executive to confirm the order. On 20th morning at 10 i got the delivery boy standing out my door. He handed over a box. When i opened it. I saw the hard drive box sealed pack & covered with the protection plastic to prevent the damage. I opened the box & got 1 hard drive, 1 Adapter with one 3pin plug & Two 2 pin plugs as per your socket, The 3.0 USB cable which is compatible with 2.0 & 3.0 automatically & the easiest instruction manual. The hard drive looks great. The only problem is with the adapter's wall s
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surfesh

Feb 17, 2014

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delevery is ok...but beter to buy on the shop near by us...

i have been order WD My Book Essential 3.5 inch 3 TB External Hard Disk this model..but after 3 days
i received WD My Book desktop storage 3 TB External Hard Disk ..then i given complain they took back my hard disk after 4 days they sent again same model which i returned back..till now i did'd get which hdd i have order.if we r buying from shop we will get as soon as we paid amount and the same model which we needed..
1. i got some other model hdd which i don't like to use
2.i waited for 8 days after paid amount..
3.again again they did same mistake...they r not making customer feel happy.
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Kartik

Jun 10, 2012

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Exceptional Drive :D

First up this is my first purchase with flipkart and i gotta admit the delivery system is fantastic

i was supposed to get the drive on 14th but i got it on 9th wen i had ordered it on 5th. I took the COD option and it was good enough. Packaging is excellent and was filled wid bubble wraps :P

Now as for the drive :

Since i needed a 2tb drive i had two choices out of internal vs external.I went with external as it was nearly same as the internal one and i can take the drive to my frnz's home if needed.

Now in external i had 2 choices,

1.Seagate freeagent goflex desk 2tb

2.wd mmy book esse
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Amit Rai

Aug 17, 2013

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Stay away from this

I purchased this trusting the WD brand name. Huge mistake!!!
The drive is much slower than what is advertised and for some reason the USB 3.0 port has some or the other issue.

Unlike the Buffalo drive that I used before, this was very very fragile. I toppled my drive on my table (it did not fall in the floor) while using it and that was all that was needed to kill the drive. My hard earned money went down the drain and more importantly, I lost all my precious data.

My strongest advice to all the prospective buyers, stay away from this product. It is a slow and fragile piece of machine which
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Gopinath

Apr 24, 2013

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Bad experience

Brought this hard disk a year ago,after 4 months of usage lost 1 tb of datas(due to hard disk need to be formatted message)but managed and recover 800 gb of data.after 2 months hard disk controller fried.i had 1.6 tb of data's so opened t case,it had WD20EARS drive in it .i removed t controller and planned to use t drive as secondary internal hard disk so that i can back up my data.it was a nightmare,i couldn't find my data's .now using it as my secondary internal hard disk. WD20EARS is pretty cool and reliable but controller failed me.

Lost 940 gb of data due to WD element 1tb external hard
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Abhishek Trivedi

Sep 12, 2011

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Great Looks, stays cool.

Firstly, great service from FLIPKART.
Decent hard drive..
Receiving 18-20 MB/s on USB 2.0
Still not checked on USB 3.0..but it's 10 times faster.
However, I would rate this product as excellent..
PROS:
Superb glossy finish, small, compact, decent performance (USB 2.0)
AWESOME on USB 3.0
CONS:
Little bit heavy, nothing else.
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Udit Kumar

Apr 19, 2012

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replaced drive

had written a review abt the drive but i guess flipkart has removed it! so i got the replacement of the drive and its working fine, but personally u need to go for seagate! the first drive i got failed but i got a replacement from flipkart !
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Ajay Nair

Jan 18, 2012

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DO NOT BUY!!!!

The product reached inside the committed date from Flipkart, so that was great. It was well packed as the last thing you want with electronic items is to hear rattling inside.

It was fairly easy to plug and play.
Since i do not have USB 3.0, i could not test the speeds but the speed with USB 2.0 was just fine though a little on the slower side.
Plenty of free data space now which you expect from a 2TB HDD but still it was great but a little on the more expensive side, since I did not have the patience to wait for some one to get from the US.

Have had this for some 6 months now. Twice I have
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ARJUN MURTI

Mar 24, 2012

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WD !!! VALUE FOR MONEY

First of all thanks to Flipkart & Kudos to them for their awesome customer service, lightening fast delivery and awesome packaging. I ordered the product on 22nd march 2012 evening 5 pm and got it delivered through Blue Dart on 24th at 02 pm. This is my third ext. Hard disk after seagate go-flex & WD my passport 500 GB's. Since Iâ??m working as a research associate, so loads & loads of data.
On opening the packaging box, HD was in good condition, amazing black glossy finish, lite weight and all accessories intact. Connected the product to my laptop - detected in 05 seconds and is working smoot
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