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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: 3 out of 5 stars

    Drive is fine. Included backup software is bad.

    Posted
    Mike
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    The drive is fine. It looks nice. It is quiet. It installed easily on my Windows 10 desktop. The included USB cable is a little short but was long enough for my purposes. The included software was very, very slow and had very few options. I didn't even finish a first backup because it was soooo slow. I downloaded Aomei Backupper Standard and used that instead. It is free and highly recommended. I chose to do an image backup of the volumes. The backup ran pretty quickly. After the backup completed I was able to mount the volumes so they would appear in file explorer as lettered volumes. It was super easy to copy a file from the backup and paste it anywhere on the computers internal drive. Amazingly great. The next question is whether I would recommend this product to a friend. I would say no unless they feel comfortable using other software.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not as "good" as previous models

    Posted
    MovieLover
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    We've been using and recommending the My Book series for years with great success. Recently, I needed to upgrade an older Seagate external drive so, when this went on sale, I bought one. Setup and installation went quickly and I set up a backup task to move folders from existing drives to this drive. After a couple of days, DriveDx began to show degraded drive performance. Not significant enough to warrant returning the drive but we'll monitor the drive's statistics closely. What makes it troublesome/concerning is that this degraded performance showed up within days of copying the files to the drive. We have smaller My Book drives on the same computer one of which is about 2 years old and the other about 4 years old. Neither have shown any degraded performance over the life of the drive.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    An Average Hard Drive

    Posted
    David
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    I bought this hard drive as my existing NAS drive started to fail. I needed lots of space for the years of family videos I had on file so the 8TB was perfect. It was a very easy setup - just plug into my Windows 10 Laptop and it works. However, the drive is formatted so that it also supports the Apple OS. As a result, my online backup service (begins with a "C" and rhymes with Kryptonite) did not recognize the drive. I had to reformat the drive to NTFS. Simple to do but I probably voided the warranty and it was a good learning lesson for future purchases. There is another drawback to this drive - it's constantly processing even though there is no activity between it and the laptop. This results in a clicking/vibration which gets annoying. Overall, it's a lot of space for a good price, but I recommend shopping around and/or purchasing a SSD depending on your need.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Large but Loud

    Posted
    Zett
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    While this drive has the capacity I was looking for, it is the loudest hard drive I have owned since the 1990's. I am using this on a MAC and with Carbon Cloner backup software. Although CC says there are read errors, MAC First Aid says the drive is fine. Time will tell. One of the reasons I bought this drive over the Seagate is I had two 4TB Seagates and one of the went bad right after the warranty was up and the other, while I have had issues on the MAC with it, is still working. Hope I made the right choice.

    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: 3 out of 5 stars

    Makes a lot of noise, vibrates a lot.

    Posted
    IrvineArtist
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    I almost brought this back to the store. I'm not used to external hard drives that make this much noise and vibrate this much. I was also hoping it would be faster. However, it is doing the job. I have 4 other hard drives by the same company, but they were 3 TB, this one is 8 TB, and I'm guessing that has something to do with the vibration.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great Product

    Posted
    mysticangl
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    I only gave this 3 stars because I had weird glitch with mine. Months after using this all of a sudden it crashed and lost everything. I spent 3 days getting it to work right again. I have no clue the reason for the crash. No storms, nothing happened. I just dont know.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Okay for archives

    Posted
    ranger11
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    I prefer Seagate drives but BestBuy did not have any in stock. The WD worked okay to archive my 4k video files but they are too slow to work from. They need to be reformatted for Mac which was not a simple process. It took a couple of tries to find the right sequence.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good but

    Posted
    Automateurhome
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    Good but still having issues when device is connected to computer. Boot process gets locked up when usb hdd is connected. Talked with tech support who couldnt figure it out (even though motherboard isnt setup to boot from usb).

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not very user friendly

    Posted
    Elsie
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    It's possible that it didn't like my previous external hard drive but it wasn't easy to set up. The website is not user friendly for a non-techno person. And getting feedback from a real person isn't easy.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Love the size but I'm always waitting

    Posted
    LocationImaging
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    Always waiting for the hard drive to spool up. If I leave it alone for seconds, it will shut off and I have to wait for the drive to spin up again. Frustrating but I love the 8Tb size.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    avearge External drive

    Posted
    Gripright
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    Used the product for 2 Months. Works fine. It's slower then my Seagate. Seem to always wait for it to load up on my media centered. Beside that no problems!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Ok, sometimes loud

    Posted
    TMai
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    I had an issue with one in the past, which made loud scary noises that worried me. Went to Best Buy and bought another and it was fine.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    good for pc

    Posted
    sonan
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    this wd backup storage works great for pc's but doesnt work as expected for macs due to their own built in backup called time machine.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    just another hard drive storage

    Posted
    badnanuk
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    better warranty then easystore, since they don't carry seagate

    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: 3 out of 5 stars

    fast and great storage

    Posted
    MFSA
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    It's USB 3.0 fast, and it's a whopping 4tb mirrored from a trusted source at a very good price

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Time Machine errors out

    Posted
    Dinosoar
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    I like the space but when the Mac goes to sleep it errors out on time machine backups

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good external drive

    Posted
    johnnya1306
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    Good speed via USB. Good cost per gig. White label drives... 3.3v issue

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not too good

    Posted
    Obleon
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    My book cannot start when I plug it. I had to unplug many times

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend