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Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 1221 reviews

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  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    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.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Best bang for the buck

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    Owned for less than 1 week when reviewed.

    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.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

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

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    Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

    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.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    White Label WD100EMAZ 5400RPM 256MB Drive Inside

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    Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

    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.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    The Best!!!

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    Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

    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.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Good storage device

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    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
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Happy with my purchase

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

    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.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Fast affordable storage

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    Owned for 10 months when reviewed.

    Excellent value when you can get them on sale. Have a bunch of these drive in various sizes from 8TB to 14TB. These drives are surprisingly fast as too, well over 150MB/s transfers.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 1 out of 5 stars

    internal or external this hard drive takes forever

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

    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.

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

    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.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great storage

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

    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.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    WD makes the best drives!

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    Owned for more than 2 years when reviewed.

    Western Digital makes the best drives. There are only 3 manufacturers remaining. I was formerly a Seagate guy, in fact I worked at one of their factories, but their quality slipped.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    The absolute cheapest way to get this much storage

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    Owned for 3 months when reviewed.

    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.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    No Problem

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    Owned for 1.5 years when reviewed.

    Going on 2 years and still works without any issues. Wish HDD prices would drop more, but these are very good value if you can get them on sale.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Gaming storage

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    So I bought this while it was on sale in late 2019 to provide our Xbox One with some much needed space for games. 500GB and even 1 TB just doesn't cut it for a gamer these days. Almost a year & a half later, it is still going strong and only about 45% full. I haven't seen any data corruption or lost game installs. The data transfer between the Xbox and the external drive went fairly quick with the USB 3.0 interface. You do have to do a little bit of work to format it correctly for use with the Xbox. I am assuming possibly the same for a PS4/PS5. But when I connected this to my Windows PC when I got home, it was ready to go right out of the box. Pros: It has a lot of space (10 TB) It doesn't take up a lot of space. It is the same color as the Xbox. Plug & play for Windows PC Cons: Does take a little work to prep for use on Xbox It doesn't expand to 20 TB after a year of owning it. None that I have been able to find so far.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    So far so good.

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    Owned for 3 months when reviewed.

    I've been using "home" computers since 1983. I programmed mainframe computers in college (1963……). In that time I've had enough experience with "spinning disk" hard drives to know how fragile most were early on. Currently, I have up to 4 10TB WD drives on all my Macs - I was a commercial artist and professional soundtrack composer prior to retiring 12 years ago. I still do work for an occasional client and have around 10 Macs still in service (in 2 homes). Because I know how crucial it is to have a sufficient amount of backups (in all my years, I've only lost one project, and that one had been completed and was never needed again - fortunately) I've always gone the route of over-kill. In the last few years, all of my external drives have either been Seagate (WD) or G-Force. These WD Easystore drives have been most reliable, and have become increasingly more affordable over the years to the point that 4 of these 10TB drives cost slightly less than my very first 2MG drive in the '80s. Man, I'm old ;-) but also so much the wiser for having had all these experiences!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great at the price it was when I bought it.

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    Owned for 1 year when reviewed.

    Excellent for the price I paid. ($159 pre-pandemic). However, for a more solid drive I prefer the Seagates. I have more than a dozen 10-TB externals I use as archive/backup drives. This model has been excellent. I have three or four of them. But post-pandemic prices causing chip shortages and other electronics manufacturing costs to have really inflated prices made me look elsewhere for archival solutions. I now backup on-site NAS to off-site NAS for a more cost effective solution. I can't complain about the product, but I still prefer Seagate in all respects.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

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

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

    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.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great HDD

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    Awesome value. Runs great on my server. No complaints

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Good storage for the price.

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    Owned for 1 year when reviewed.

    Good all around drive. The Easystore drives seem to heat up less than the Element drives. This is much faster than the Seagate external ones that I have used within this size range. The price tends to drop down to a fair range, making the 10TB one of the better buys, if you can find one. The biggest problem is that the USB 3 cable isn't very long, so you might have to replace it if you plan to place this any real distance from what you plan to plug it into. I bought a few of these and ran surface tests on all of them. They were all perfect, as have all of the other Western Digital ones I have bought (11 total). They have held up under continuous use, as well. No problems to date. The Easystore drives usually end up well priced when on sale. Worth getting if you need one.

    I would recommend this to a friend