Western Digital My Book 500GB £74.99 @ Amazon
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Western Digital My Book 500GB £74.99 @ Amazon

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Found 24th Jan 2008
Technical Details

* Product Description: My Book Essential Edition WDG1U5000 - hard drive - 500 GB - Hi-Speed USB
* Type: Hard drive - external
* Dimensions (WxDxH): 14.1 cm x 17.1 cm x 5.7 cm
* Weight: 1.3 kg
* Capacity: 500 GB
* Interface Type: Hi-Speed USB
* Connector: 4 pin USB
* Data Transfer Rate: 480 Mbps
* Average Seek Time: 8.9 ms
* Spindle Speed: 7200 rpm
* Buffer Size: 16 MB
* OS Required: Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition, Microsoft Windows 2000, Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition, Microsoft Windows XP, Apple MacOS X 10.2.8 or later
* Power: AC 120/230 V ( 50 - 60 Hz )

The benefit of getting from Amazon is that you can ask for refund if the price drop within 30 days of your purchase (I'm not trying to advertise for Amazon)

8 Comments

Cheaper here - ebuyer.com/pro…212

And even if it was half that price I wouldn't touch it, WD are nothing but trouble.

Original Poster

I use Amazon because if the price drop, then we can claim for refund.
The price of this hard drive, was once £69.99

jukkie;1497008

Cheaper here - http://www.ebuyer.com/product/136212And even if it was … Cheaper here - http://www.ebuyer.com/product/136212And even if it was half that price I wouldn't touch it, WD are nothing but trouble.


[COLOR=olive]We've got them in the office and they've performed rock solid for over a year[/COLOR]

Admin

added price and retailer to title :thumbsup:

kristoff;1497041

[COLOR=olive]We've got them in the office and they've performed rock … [COLOR=olive]We've got them in the office and they've performed rock solid for over a year[/COLOR]



No doubt they have more that work than those that fail, but the faliure rate on WD drives is MUCH higher than any other manufacturer.

kristoff;1497041

[COLOR=olive]We've got them in the office and they've performed rock … [COLOR=olive]We've got them in the office and they've performed rock solid for over a year[/COLOR]



ditto, got 2 no problems

mrplay;1497114

ditto, got 2 no problems



Ditto, its in a different league to the Buffallo ext hdd it replaced

My 250gb one suddenly died!! Funny thing was WD were recommended to me by people as they are a well known brand and now my drive doesn’t work.

Yes they cover it with a 2 year manufacture warranty but you have to send your drive off for them to fix it and even then they won’t retrieve the data for you so you end up losing everything you had. The only option I have is to get someone to open it up and try retrieving what they can. I paid around £60 for my 250gb just over a year ago...it lasted about a year and for no reason whatsoever wont power on.

Decent reliable external hard drives are hard to find but I know WD won’t be on the list in the future.
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