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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 845 reviews

95%
would recommend to a friend

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  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not for XBox one

    Posted
    Geezer
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I originally purchased this for my Xbox one. When I looked for an external hard drive, I searched specifically for ones for use with Xbox one. This was one of the ones on the list. The price was descent and with 8TB I figured I would never run out of room. I bought it hooked it up and started to transfer games from my Xbox hard drive to this one. Every thing was going fine for about a month then this hard drive dropped everything and had 0 games on it. t also would not accept any downloads. I took it back to Best Buy and because it was only a month old I had no problem with a return. This hard drive may be good for use with a computer, but NOT for Xbox one.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

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

    Posted
    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: 2 out of 5 stars

    Noisy and Erratic Speed

    Posted
    MrWnW
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    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: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not for Xbox one

    Posted
    BeliRuss
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    I bought this external hard drive for my Xbox One X. I thought I would be getting what I paid for it, basically I thought I would get 8 terabytes of space for all my games and more but it kept on showing 1.8 of 1.8 terabytes which is kind of screwed up because I paid about $200 for an item that doesn't even work on a console. But a lot of reviews said that works for Xbox one yet it doesn't.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Works well but not consistently

    Posted
    Josiah
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    I've had this hard drive for about a year now and it's served me well for my basic needs. The other side to this coin is that it is slow when I first start it up if it doesn't stay plugged up into the wall. The build is not durable at all so keep it in a steady location as well. Nonetheless it performs fine other than that.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Good, but not good enough.

    Posted
    ChimpFiction
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    The product itself gets the job done! If you're looking for a hefty backup device with tons of space, this gets the job done. My only complaint is that there is absolutely zero indication lights on the device! It's annoying not being able to know if a transfer is finished or still in progress without having to constantly be checking on the computer!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Did work as well as expected

    Posted
    Tautsford
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    I couldn't get it to connect to my computer correctly and then I was locked out and couldn't access the data when I tried to reconnect. Confusing instructions.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Pretty slow

    Posted
    MXMaster
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    I can’t really recommend this hard drive it was pretty slow for me.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend