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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

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 848 reviews

95%
would recommend to a friend

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noise
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fast, but noisy

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    TurisDad
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    Huge amount of storage, fast access, but noisy operation. Has a constant deep hum while operating.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good product

    Posted
    Alibaba
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    So far so good. Got many more spaces to save important things. Only one annoying problem is clicking sound of the drive in a quiet room. The internal drive in my laptop sometimes has that sound sometimes doesn't but this hard drive... never stops

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Needed extra storage

    Posted
    Crlew69
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    I have always bought WD drives, the only problem with this one is that it's a little bit louder and no LED indicator.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Awesome space!

    Posted
    vini
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    The best trusted external HDD brand, not five star because the vibrating noise.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Form factor is ok but noise made it a no for me

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    Studio85
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    Got this because I wanted to have one drive in house to backup all my files and in terms of its capacity it is great. Don't know when I would full this up but that was the idea. Right after I bought this I switched from windows to Mac and was happy that it was formatted to read both files but after maybe a day or so I kept hearing this humming noise and came to find out that it was the noice from the disks spinning. Didn't like that so I returned it and for the 6tb. Same brand but no noise

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Has been solid for two years now

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    Moviebuff1000
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    All my movies are stored on this and still adding. Only problems is sometimes it can be loud and heard throughout my bedroom.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love it.

    Posted
    Kyra
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    Great product for the price. The only yjingbibdonr like is the sound it emits when working.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Emergency’s only.

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    Danny
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    This drive is very slow and worries me everytime I unplug it. Very sketch makes loud noises

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Noisy and Erratic Speed

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    MrWnW
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    This is sitting next to a seagate 5tb 3.5 drive that you can hear run at about 3 feet and can barely hear seeking. This drive is fairly quiet when not in use, but let it seek and you can hear it in the hallway leading to my office. Sounds like a server room. Also, writing speed is very erratic. Fast then stops makes a ton of noise for 15 minutes then takes off again. Too loud for long term backup and too erratic for daily use.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice HD for the price

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    AndyB
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    Amazed at how small the newer hard drives are, this has a great amount of space although available capacity is 7.2TB. The drive is quiet other than an occasional annoying think sound that comes from the drive while it idling and loading

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good External Hardrive

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    Dogg
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    I have only had this drive for a few weeks but so far, it appears to be a very good external hard drive. My only complaint is that it is noisy when on.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Product

    Posted
    Bart
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    The hard drive seems to be working very well. No complaints, yet, and I only bumped it down a star because it could be faster and because it makes a little sound now and then when it's reading the disk that I wonder about. At the price I paid, the slower speed was expected. The sound hopefully isn'thing. Probably isn'thing. And it'sn't loud, just a little brrp brrp brrp every now and then. After transferring 5 TB of data to it, I didn't feel like returning it because of a little brrp brrp brrp.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Plenty of space

    Posted
    germanguy
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    This drive fired right up and was recognized within seconds. Drive is a little bit loud when you have to work next to it. Placed it on an old mouse pad and it's quiet.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not fast enough for photo editing

    Posted
    puffy
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    I bought this drive to put my Photo's on but even with the USB3 it was too slow to do photo editing with Light room. I also found it really noisy. If you plan on film, video or photo editing then pay the money for a thunderbolt devise that is way faster else this slows your whole system down.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great device for backup storage

    Posted
    EasterBunny
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    I purchased this drive to give me plenty of drive space to backup four PC's using Goodsync backup software using one PC as the server. When starting up it does make a little noise but this is not a deterrent. Otherwise it is fast and has worked perfectly so far.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    1 month and the hard drive is dead

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    Woody
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    When I got the hard drive, there is already sound when I plug in to my computer. After 1 month (plug in for about 10 times), my computer can't mount the hard drive. Please don't buy this from BestBuy.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Storage Value, Though A Little Loud

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    NSBlues
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    This is the size I needed. All works well with a fast USB 3.0 throughput. My only complaint is I had to put a piece of sound-deadening foam under it because it would wobble when spinning and make noise.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Overall great, no complaints

    Posted
    Techjunky
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    This is my third WD external drive. No problems with the previous ones, just needed more storage capacity. I plugged this in to the computer, and began backing up not just the computer, but the other WD drive as well. The problem I do have with it, is it's loud and makes the desk vibrate, there is no light on it indicating it's actually doing anything, however from the noise it's easy to tell if it's working.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Always go with WD

    Posted
    Moviebuff1000
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    This is my fourth WD external hard drive. It is kind of loud at times and the transfer speeds are not that fast. It is reliable and holds plenty of movies. That is what I use it for

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    How is 8TB $200 Now?

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    Eric
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    Well...it works! It can be a little loud at times but not too bad. Can't believe 8TB is so cheap today! It sits right on my desk and works like a charm.

    I would recommend this to a friend