Even though I'm a huge fan of passport drives, these My Books are so great for being my home base back up mirror drives for all of my data. They're not so small that you misplace them, they line up on your desk or on a shelf beautifully, so far so good with their reliability, and they hold a lot...Read the full review →
Design and form factor
We don't have any critic reviews for the Western Digital My Book Essential 2nd-gen yet. Are we missing some? Let us know!
You can also add the Western Digital My Book Essential 2nd-gen to your gdgt Want List and we'll send you an email when there are new critic reviews!
I have 2 of these drives (500GB and 1TB) and I had them connected to an Airport Extreme and also through a hub straight to my OSX 10.6 MacBook. In both solutions the USB interface is versatile and since I don't do video editing or anything like that. One is for backups (Time Machine is...Read the full review →
Well. Takes a lickin', I can tell you that. Its first drop happened about 8 months after purchase when my 18mo old dragged it off the table - that was nearly 3 years ago. Its been dropped at least twice since and so far no input/output errors or anything. I'd definitely recommend it for its...Read the full review →
I already have two of the first edition WD My Books, with the round lights on the front, and as these two 500GB drives were filling up, I picked up a 1TB copy of this 2nd edition My Book. The USB socket has changed from the larger square B type, to a USB mini-B, which I find doesn't feel...Read the full review →
Use it as a media drive (music, video, photos) Works quite well on both my PC and Mac Good value for the moneyRead the full review →
i've had it for 3 years and haven't had any problems!Read the full review →