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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 305 reviews

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  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Work great on Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit

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    Work great on Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit and detect 5.45 TB capacity from 6 TB. I use program to check all surface test said no bad sectors found. That is great news! I don't need WD software for protection, that is for someone who had children like to mess up files. I'm very happy with 6 TB hard drive and it's really big capacity space should be great for tons of games, movies, videos, pictures, and other important files backup. I would buy again when it get on sale again. Western Digital (WD) is best ever in the world that is what I own every WD hard drives are still stronger and never fail on me so far. WD company is doing great! I'm heard this 6 TB will work fine with Xbox One and PS4. Come in ExFAT format type will work with Xbox One and PS4.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    First desktop large-capacity HDD for backups; cons

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    Prefer to also maintain copies of my data backups at home, physically. Bought the new generation WD My Book with 6TB, as I plan ahead for future capacity. Using best practices in cyber-hygiene, my backup drives are never connected to the internet during the backup process, or when accessing files. There is no power down switches or buttons on this drive (also no LEDs to indicate whether it's even on). This is a huge downside to this desktop solution; I read that previous iterations of My Book had power switches. Instead, what has to occur EVERY time I want to connect or disconnect this drive for my use case — I have to completely shut down my CPU, and physically plug both the USB and power cables into the back of the device. Then I turn on the CPU, do what I need to do — then shut down the computer AGAIN — AND AGAIN unplug the USB and power cables from the back. The software that comes with the device only allows you to set an amount of time before it goes to sleep, and, for Windows 10, since it recognizes the devices as a HDD (different from how it identifies the portable WD version; My Passport), you cannot disconnect the device; like you would for an SD card or USB drive. Horrid decision by the engineers to eliminate the power button; makes me wish I bought the previous version of My Book when it was still available in stores. Therefore, rated only at three (3) stars.

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

    Excellent value on reliable equipment

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    Western Digital is my go to for hard drives. I have had more problems over the last 3-4 years with other brands of drives. So far only Western Digital drive lost was my fault I dropped a bare drive and manage to mess up the connector. This unit is reliable and is being used as a storage device plugged in only occasionally to store backups of important files. It is plugged in to an already running PC and always starts up, periodically run disk check on it so far no bad sectors. SW indicates it runs cool has never hit the red zone even during large data transfers. No fan so it runs quiet. Would also be a great drive for more active use as well.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Works well. Cranky sometimes but good storage

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    Owned for 11 months when reviewed.

    My experience with these books (all sizes) is to watch carefully the warranty period. I suggest you seriously consider replacing them about a 1-3 yrs out of warranty as they tend to start having glitches. Mind you some of mine are 6-7 yrs old and running fine but for serious backups of important data, buy a new one and transfer. These are great for mass storage of videos collections and they tend to be reliable for retrieval. Mine are powered up all the time but not necessarily running. I depend on these more than other brands for sure. All my slams were just precautionary advice for serious data.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 3 out of 5 stars

    Not like previous MyBooks

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    I purchased this for more storage space and based on my experience with the last MyBook, but this does not compare to the one I purchased years ago. The drive comes format as exFAT, but required reformatting to NFTS to get the applications (came with) to recognize on my system. The performance is fair (older one is better) and the drive seems to overheat easily; a drive monitor reported it above 110 degree F and as far as I know was sitting idle all day. I think it has to do with the design, the vents (reduced) are on top and bottom with very little room on bottom. When I was putting data on the drive, I could feel the air flow (from the drive spinning) on the bottom holding above my hand, so I don't think there is enough space when sitting on desk for the air to disburse underneath.

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

    A Big Quick Quiet Drive!

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    I needed a larger drive for a big project and the reviews on this WD 6TB were good so it became one of three top choices. As luck would have it Best Buy chose to put this one on a really good sale just before I made up my mind. I wasn't expecting it to be as quiet and quick as it has been especially when compared to a two year old 4TB Seagate I had been using. No loud clicking & no seeming hesitation at large file drops like I had become accustomed to. So far this has been a really great drive.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Decent drive, poor software, especially for Macs

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    I'll just echo the usual comments about both WD and Seagate. Their drives are okay. I bought this for the warranty, but I am frankly tiring of poorly engineered USB drives that don't last. I don't do anything that stresses them out; they are primarily for archiving media files and running backups. WD's software is atrocious. You get prompted to do firmware updates but you have to disconnect every single external device for the software to be able to find the drive that actually needs the update. SERIOUSLY! This is 2017. What kind of lazy, cruddy coding is that. If the drive lasts, I guess I'd recommend it, but who knows at this point. At least they have a decent warranty, but that's no good if your data is gone.

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

    Better than the seagate version

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    Unlike the seagate version, which uses an archive type drive, this one houses a WD blue, which is a desktop level drive with decent performance. Overall, write speeds on this one are more consistent than what you can get on the seagate 8tb drive, and average access time is also quicker. Overall, this is a much better although drive, especially when you are using it to access data frequently, and not just to offload some backups you likely won't access very often.

    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Not so sure any more.

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    Owned for 1 year when reviewed.

    I may have to find a different brand for next go around. I keep 2 going at all times along with a cloud and I copy everything manually to both and the cloud. They will quit after a few years no warning but I always have the 2nd one. The newest one will not change the time and date on a file I just worked on but when copied to an older one it has the new date and time. Not a clue why it does this.

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    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Good External HD

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    Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

    I use a lot of external HD’s for storage and back up. WD so far has been very reliable. This 6TB so far seems to be as good as those I have used in the past. I have notice a slight noise when shutting the drive down but I hope that is not a sign of an issue. I double back this up so.....

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

    Excellent easy to use product

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    I bought this for the soul purpose of using it as an external HD for my Playstation 4 console and I couldn't be happier. The set up process was extremely fast and easy, it's durable, and it has a nice sleek design that looks good sitting next to my console on my entertainment stand. The only thing to keep in mind is that once it's set up for your PS4, you can't also use it for your PC at the same time. The HD is formatted to work for one or the other, so if you format it for your PS4, you'll have to reformat it for the PC if you want to use it there, and every time you reformat it; all data stored on it is wiped.

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

    Great device to help consolidate old hard drives

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    My primary reason was to consolidate date from numerous older hard drives before re-formatting and re-purposing them. Works like a charm and other than it's appearance (the style isn't to my taste) it was the best bang for the buck for storage options.

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

    Works EXACTLY the way it should!

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    It's such a pleasure to get an item, it installs easily, and it works right out of the box without a hassle. I purchase a lot of external NAS drives and installs don't always go so smoothly. I like the My Book 6TB a lot, we're 100% satisfied in every way.

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

    Great Brand, Great Products

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    Owned for 6 months when reviewed.

    I've owned many WD drives in the past and they've yet to fail on me. Time will tell if this continues to keep going strong for it's entire warranty period, but so far it's working great.

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

    No a problem

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    I am 71 years old and to me it was very easy to load more over 10,000 of my old pictures and more that 75 old videos and still have more 2 TB, and very easy to work with it,. Excellent to keep all your computer files and all of you cell phone files, beautiful piece of art.

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

    Stable and reliable.

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    This is my second ext. hard drive. The first was another manufacturers 3TB unit which was a nightmare. It continually shut down without any warning or notification, and required either a system reboot or HD power off/on. The Power Book provides consistent and quiet operation. It is also faster.

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

    It does what it is suppose to

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    Bought this for my Xbox one. Plugged it in, answered a question or two on the Xbox, and now everything saves to and plays from this hard drive. I have not noticed the "quicker load times" that I read about but then again, I usually don't pay attention to stuff like that. I just know that I was seriously lacking storage space and was tired of constantly deleting game saves and other lesser played games. Plus Best Buy price matched this. A win win for me.

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

    Simple, works as advertised

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    I had trouble with portable hard drives not being recognized through my underpowered USB ports on my HP Envy laptop. Even using a powered USB hub did not work. With this hard drive and the accompanying software, I am finally able to have incremental backups working perfectly and flawlessly.

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

    Drive performs very well using USB 3.0

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    I had used WD drives in the past and found that formatting them initially for Mac out of the box was complicated. I was pleasantly surprised that there is a WD utility that did the trick easily. The drive has performed well since then for Time Machine backups. I now have 2 of these defined to Time Machine. I have actually done several restores since and everything just works.

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

    Good Storage For Larger Files

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    This is my second 6TB storage device and the price was right, since it was on sale and the larger ones were not. Being a wildlife photographer and newspaper columnist, the pressure is on for a lot of photos and several are large files. This is a good simple way to do it. Everything can be retrieved quickly and they can be stored via several parameters for easy recall.

    I would recommend this to a friend