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Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 1116 reviews

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  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    One of the bigger dinosaurs

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    I bought this drive to back up data from a 2 TB HDD that's starting to get bad clusters. I opted for the 10 TB size instead of the 8, because it has a faster sequential transfer rate. I've attached a benchmark of an empty drive connected to a Windows 10 laptop, showing a 208 MB/s sequential read speed. Random reads are much slower, less than 1 MB/s. The bottom line is that it takes long time to access all of it. I've been running a WD diagnostic that checks for bad sectors, and after 18 hours it's still only 90% complete. I don't know yet how reliable this drive will be. It seems to have a good heritage, and I'm hoping for the best. But, something as simple as careless shipping or knocking it over while it's powered on could be disastrous. The drive is mostly quiet, but not silent like an SSD. Also, the top of the case gets warm. During the sector checking, I measured 106°F at the top of the case with an infrared thermometer, while the ambient temperature measured 68°F. I've attached screen captures showing the disk's temperature increasing from 42 C to 47 C (107.6°F to 116.6°F) during the sector checking.

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    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    nice and quiet.....and lots of room...

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    Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

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    It took me awhile to decide between the WD D10 black 8tb game ready and the Easystore 10tb, the esthetic on the D10 is really nice, I factored in the noise level, since the D10 is a 7200 rpm drive there is going to be distinct noise compared to 5400 rpm and extra 2 terabyte, in the end I went for the Easystore 10tb...I am pleased with the decision, comparing the file transfer speed with 7200 rpm drives in my NAS, there was no difference, I am averaging 100 MBps on this one when copying files through the local network, it only slows down when I am transferring file directly with the computer, it average 80MBps.. which is still fast, I did not experience the slow transfer that others have experience, all in all I am very happy, I have attached this to my Nvidia Shield pro (acting as my other Plex server in the living room) with some of my movie files, so far I have blu ray mkvs as well as dvd mkvs, I am down to 2 terabyte left,and it is also acting as back up for my NAS movie files, I might spring for another one of these, by the way, this is a really quiet drive. I would highly recommend it, and it only warms up a little bit so no concerned there..I enclosed snapshot of the file transfer speed, the 102 MB speed is from NAS via local network, while the 82MB transfer is from pc to drive.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    White Label WD100EMAZ 5400RPM 256MB Drive Inside

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    Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

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    Excellent buy to shuck and utilize in a NAS or DVR / TiVo. Videos on how to shuck this newer case can be found online. Highly recommended buy especially when on sale at BestBuy.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    The Best!!!

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    Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

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    I have bought many WD external harddrives. I use them to store my movie/TV show videos to run on kodi. My 8tb WD My Book was getting full so I had to upgrade to 10tb. I use a Raspberry Pi to run kodi and it runs great. I prefer the EasyStore to the My Book. It seems to be a little faster. I now use the 8tb WD My Book to store my movies/TV shows to run on my plex server on my Nvidia Shield. As you can see, they do it all. I recommend all Wd products. I have not had an issue yet.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Happy with my purchase

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

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    The install and transferring of data from my old external to this one was really easy. I am happy and satisfied with my purchase. The amount I paid for this much storage was also a real benefit.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 1 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    internal or external this hard drive takes forever

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

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    I have tried both external and internal either way installing games takes way to long, not sure if I just got a bad one. Turning into an internal hard drive was also a pain needing to get sata adapter just for it to work since covering the pin would not work and even then I still had issues. I started gears tactics at 5:12pm and it's still allocating disk space. The best way I found to do it is just install on any other hard drive then move the folder onto the WD one. I will not be buying anymore WD hard drives after this one.

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    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 1 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    really only 9TB....

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    I know it is common for manufacturers to round up a bit to the next gigabyte but 9.09 TB should not round up to 10TB. Why don't they just tell you the truth and call it a 9 TB drive? I would not recommend this item to anyone.

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    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Best bang for the buck

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    Owned for less than 1 week when reviewed.

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    This easystore contains a WD100EMAZ-00WJTA0 drive. I have been doing a full media scan for 6 hours, 50% complete, no problems. For those wondering why Windows only shows 9.09 TB, that is because how ALL drive manufactures rate their drives compared to how Windows see it. Drive manufactures use 1,000 bytes equals a kilobyte were Windows see 1,024 bytes as a kilobyte. At 10 tb, that adds up. check out my picture from Windows. Capacity is 10,000,829,247,488 (9.09 tb). you can see it is 10tb but by allotment, Windows calls it 9.09 This is not a Drive made for being a OS main drive but rather a storage drive. It is equal to a WD red drive but nominally runs 2 or 3 degrees Celsius warmer, not a concern. still runs cooler than my old mybook 2tb external drive.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great storage

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

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    No issues with this external drive. Was able to consolidate all of my smaller external drives to this one and now have multiple copies of my data. I was also able to download and store all of my photos from the cloud and social media platforms to keep local backups of those. Just a tip however to maximize it's speed since this has USB 3.0. A recent windows 10 update changed the default USB 3.0 drive policy to protect data if the drive is incorrectly disconnected from the PC to prevent data loss. This significantly reduces the transfer speed. You will want to switch the policy in your settings to restore the maximum transfer speed. Instructions to do this can be googled. After switching the policy you'll need to make sure and eject the drive properly before disconnecting to prevent potential data loss or corruption.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    The absolute cheapest way to get this much storage

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    Owned for 3 months when reviewed.

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    Just to put this out there, I did NOT buy this for the reason it was intended. I'm putting together a large NAS system and wanted all 10TB drives in my NAS. The average price on a single 10TB HDD is more than twice as much as this product. So I bought 4 of these, extracted the HDD from the inside and voila! The HDD inside is just a normal 3.5" internal HDD. Open it up, remove the accessories and you are set. I then took the old 2TB drives that came out of my old NAS, attached the accessories to them and put them in the enclosure. So, now I have turned my old internal HDDs to external HDDs. Such a deal! The drives seem reliable so far, but we'll see.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Good storage device

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    Speed

    I bought this for additional storage of my laptop. It works good. I had taken lots of picture so made lots of RAW files. It took not much time for copying the files. Speed is good. Also noise and heat is better than I expected.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    TEN TB!!! This is my 2nd one! WD all the way!!!

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

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    I always buy WD drives because I trust them. They hardly ever fail compared to the other harddrives that I've used both internal and external. I won't share the name of which harddrives I've used in the past that have always failed on me but they do start with a SEA and end with a GATE. IMO WD is pretty trustworthy. I use WD external drives to back up all my digital projects because I do not trust using the cloud. Easystore is simple to use. Plug and play. Gotta love it.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    One Month In — No Problems

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    Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

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    Recently I had a scare with some data loss and decided to back up every drive and computer and store off site. At least I would have access to everything as of a certain date. I checked out other brands — but always had good performance and dependability with WD. It’s been one month....so good so far. Formatting to Mac took a couple of minutes. I can recommend the drive at this point.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    How can you not like 10TB of storage?

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

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    Drive works great. I get over 200MB/sec transfer rate on a USB3 port. Unit seems to be solidly built and works well. I held back one star because of the software. It installs encryption software and when I run it it says the drive does not support encryption. They shouldn't install the encryption software if the drive doesn't support it and leave the user wondering if their drive should support it. I haven't used the rest of the software much, but the good thing is that you can use whatever other software you want.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Very good external storage

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

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    The WD Easystore is a slightly bigger housing then the WD Elements and unlike the elements, doesn't have a power switch. Other than that, they seem to contain the same 5400 rpm drive types internally and same USB 3 connections. As BB often has these on sale, they can be a great buy. I only wish WD would start making these with storage up to the latest 16TB drive sizes. Lets face it, spinning rust has a limited lifespan left, but who can afford 16TB of NVME SSD at this time. :) BTW, for those wondering, I use these with numerous Linux systems both with native filesystems and reformatted to ext4 and others. Don't let the PC/Mac compatibility scare you off.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great drive used for shucking for use in NAS

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

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    Great drive used for shucking for use in NAS. Picked up two of these on SALE and put them in my NAS, they have been working great. They are BTW, the same drive as the WD Red HDD's.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    High Quality WD Drives Make Good External Drives

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    Owned for 1 year when reviewed.

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    I waited patiently for a sale on this 10TB drive but honestly it’s a good value at retail. You can’t go wrong with the quality WD drives inside these and the software Western Digital includes with them is a nice bonus.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    It's been solid thus far

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    I now have 2 of these 10tb Harddrives. I've owned them for a few months now and the performance has been solid. It does not have bloatware to get in your way, you plug it in and it's ready to go! As a pre-caution I like to format it first and test for any errors and to see how the temperatures fluctuate. I highly recommend these, BUT as always you should buy 2 to back up the first drive; because you never know. One other thing I want to point out, in the summer the temps go sky high; I'm talkin around 49c to 56c while transferring). Anything over 50c is too high, 55c is about max that it should be, but a safe max is 50c. Adding a fan to blow from the front to back really helped a lot; temps stay below 44c. Keep those drives cool!

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Good product indeed!

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    Owned for 1.5 years when reviewed.

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    I have bought countless of these for purposes. They get the job done for me. Save me money in the short term, but if reliability of wd is anything to go by. They will last 5+ years.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    9.1 terabyte usable shuckers need to read

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    Owned for less than 1 week when reviewed.

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    I shucked this drive for my network attached storage. Had really hoped to find a red drive but ended up with the white label WD100EMAZ. It worked great for what I needed it for but I ran into issues. This drive utilizes the 3.3 volt wire from the power supply to keep the drive in a perpetual reset state making it unusable. After pulling my hair out for several hours I finally found the right thing to google to find out what the issue was and how make this thing work. Many people are using a molex to sata adapter to bypass the problem, I however found it easier to carefully pull the orange wire out of my power connector and tape it back onto the bundle. This fix is safe and free and most importantly reversible. Once I figured out the fix this drive burned in nicely and works like a charm and for half the price of a bare drive.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
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