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Are WD My Book & My Book Essential Extrnal Drives good?

(Considering buying a 1TB or 2TB)
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They're as good as any other external hard drive.
     
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How about reliability?
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Take a internal drive and buy a enclosure for it thus being able to take it in and out of your pc... usb 2.0 is good for about 30MB/s internal drives are good for >70MB/s when dealing with large amounts of data usb 2.0 is a pain.
a 2tb can be had for ~80 on sale (most go on sale frequently) and a enclosure for <20
so 100 bucks approx... It does require 5 min of work to assemble but better in the long run

I do have a passport drive 2.5 inch from wd that has held up quite well...

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Take a internal drive and buy a enclosure for it thus being able to take it in and out of your pc... usb 2.0 is good for about 30MB/s internal drives are good for >70MB/s when dealing with large amounts of data usb 2.0 is a pain.
a 2tb can be had for ~80 on sale (most go on sale frequently) and a enclosure for <20
so 100 bucks approx... It does require 5 min of work to assemble but better in the long run

I do have a passport drive 2.5 inch from wd that has held up quite well...

Hope this helps...
I did do that, i bought a Segate 500GB Drive, and bought a extremely chepo Enclosure...

But then my stupid Dropped it from the desk(Pulled the wire thinking it was the wire of the mouse) And all the DATA LOST!!!

What make you think that buying a enclosure is better than buying, Externals from WD?

Except the lower cost..
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What make you think that buying a enclosure is better than buying, Externals from WD?

Except the lower cost..
Awhile back, someone on OCN who worked for a data recovery shop posted about external drive quality. He mentioned that external drives use a lower quality disk than the ones you can buy for internal use.

It was awhile back but you may be able to find the post by searching...

But, yeah, I think that buying an enclosure and putting an internal drive in it is a little better since you know what you're getting.
     
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I had a western digital my book 7200rpm 640gb i think this is a while ago... maybe 500gb
I opened it and to my dismay it was a refurbished drive.... i don't know why never had any issues with it I just prefer to know what i am buying when i buy new i want a new drive not a referb. Its just a personal preference really but i since then whenever i have a need for a external i just buy a enclosure and a drive and assemble.
I have no complaints for the actual drives.. i have owned a wd my book 250gb 640gb(above) and a 500gb passport and 1tb black internal. All still work i don't own them anymore but since the sales were to friends and family i know they still operate just swell.. and the 1tb black in my sig rig is still working...
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A REFURB?!?!?

Hmm..
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A REFURB?!?!?

Hmm..
Refurb isn't necessarily a bad thing...if you think about it, that drive has been individually taken care of rather than just coming off the end of an assembly line.
     
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Refurb isn't necessarily a bad thing...if you think about it, that drive has been individually taken care of rather than just coming off the end of an assembly line.
Got a point there..
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Intel Core i7 3770K [ 4.5Ghz | 1.370V ] AsRock Z77 OC Formula ASUS GTX 760 DC2OC-2GD5 [ 1202/3506 ] Crucial Ballistix Elite 16GB 1866Mhz CL9 1.5V [... 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Crucial MX100 256GB Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB [ WD5000AAKX ] Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB [ WD10EZEX ] Western Digital Caviar Green 1TB [ WD10EARS ] 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Western Digital Caviar Green 1TB [ WD10EARS ] Corsair H100i Push&Pull Corsair SP120L PWM [ 2X] [ H100i ] Corsair SP120 PWM High Peformance [ 2X ][ H100 i] 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
NZXT FN 140RB [4X][Case] Cooler Master Sickleflow 120 Red [ 2X ][ Case ] Windows 10 Pro x64 Samsung B2230 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Corsair Vengeance K95 RGB [ MX Brown ] Seasonic X760 NZXT Swtich 810 Black Logitech G402 
Mouse PadAudioAudioAudio
Razer Goliathus Alpha Control / Steelseries Qck... Sennheiser HD 429 Creative Inspire T7900 ASUS Xonar DGX 
OtherOther
NZXT Sentry LX NZXT Sleeved LED Kit | Orange 2M 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsOptical Drive
Intel Pentium Dual-Core E2200 MSI 945GCM5-F V2 (FSB 1333) Inno3D Nvidia GeForce GTS 450 1GB (Cooler Ripoff) Benq DVD-R,CD-R,DVD-ROM,CD-ROM 
CoolingMonitorKeyboardPower
Intel Stock Fan MAG InnoVision 770FS Logitech Internet Pro AcBel R8 PowerII 650W 80+ 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Vertu Santa Fe "Blue" Logitech Internet Pro CM Storm Pad Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS 
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