Main Content

Customer Ratings & Reviews

WD - My Book 8TB External USB 3.0 Hard Drive - Black-Angle_Standard

WD - My Book 8TB External USB 3.0 Hard Drive - Black

Model: WDBBGB0080HBK-NESNSKU: 5605510

Customer rating

Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 855 reviews

95%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

Customer ratings & reviews

Page 1, showing1-6 of 6 Reviews mentioning:
failure
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great product, I love it.

    Posted
    Lalo
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    The My Book uses encryption, which is good if you want to require a password; however, if the enclosure for the Elements drive fails you can remove it and put it in a computer or another enclosure to recover the data. Great product.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy, reliable

    Posted
    RetsuSeiba
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    Always has been using WD brand and never fails. Works great on Mac as well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works great!

    Posted
    moises
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I got this hard drive after having 2 Seagate drives fail. This actual unit I got is actually an 8tb helium-filled drive and performs really great with 200MB read/write on average. Hope this doesn't fail. So far, it's working great and very fast.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Useless device

    Posted
    Lance
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I bought this external hard drive to store all my digital media as my library continues to grow I need more space. Well it's only been a few months since the purchase and the device no longer works and has lost all the digital media I had stored on it. It's very disappointing that I could spend so much on a product that fails so quickly and loses all of my tv shows and movies. Would definitely not recommend

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Dead in 3 weeks

    Posted
    PhotoDude
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    Drive worked perfectly we had it on a high-end surge protector so we are not sure what killed it. Frankly it's a 8 TB mechanical disk it's going to have a high rate of failure. My suggestion would be to get the MyBook Duo same manufacturer more expensive but it's 2 x 4 TB disks and seems to be more stable. We are returning our now deak book after transferring 3.7 TB of data to it and picking up a second My Book Duo.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Just A Great HDD !!!

    Posted
    GoRichard
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    I Purchased 3 to replace 5TB ones that are 3 years old and I couldn't be happier. This is just like having an internal HDD sitting outside of your computer. If you are using USB 3.0 it is ridiculously FAST! =) If you are moving large amount of data over to it use software or an imaging program that will verify the data was copied over successfully. Also, keep in mind they do tend to get very warm with heavy usage but that is true of all HDD's. This is NOT a backup system... don't treat it as such. Keep a copy of important things somewhere else. ALL HDD (INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL) CAN SUDDENLY STOP FUNCTIONING, THEY ARE ALL MECHANICAL DEVICES THAT CAN EVENTUALLY FAIL. I keep a copy of things at a different location just to be safe. It is cheaper and faster then paying for Data Recovery. -Richard

    I would recommend this to a friend