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External hard drives are great, especially for people who do not want to open their system up to add more storage. They are also very useful for people whose main system is a laptop and adding extra internal storage is not an option. Western Digital is one of the big storage companies we all know and their My Book drives have been out for quite a while. They have recently released the My Book 3.0 drives, which feature SuperSpeed USB 3.0 connectivity. Today we will be checking out the 1TB version of the drive, let’s see if it is perfect for your storage needs. Special thanks to Western Digital for providing us with the My Book 3.0 1TB USB 3.0 External Hard Drive to review. The My Book 3.0 comes in Western Digital’s standard packaging with a picture of the drive on the front and more information about the drive on the back. Opening the package up everything is nicely packed inside. Getting it all out you have the My Book 3.0 drive, USB 3.0 PCI-Express card, USB 3.0 cable, AC adapter, driver CD and a user’s guide.
The My Book 3.0 is a big "yes" for those who've been wondering if they wanted a USB 3.0 drive for their desktop PC. With its superfast performance and its included USB 3.0 PCIe card, the drive will significantly alter your expectations for external hard drives. Costing about $200 for the 1TB version and $280 for the 2TB version, the My Book 3.0 is $50 more expensive than its USB 2.0 counterpart; however, we feel it's well worth it. If you have a PC desktop and are looking for a simple external hard drive, look no further than the My Book 3.0. However, we recommend that notebook users look at the Seagate BlackArmor PS110 USB 3.0. Design and features The My Book 3.0 is a no-frills storage device. It has a straightforward design with one tiny white light on its front that serves both as the power and activities indicator and on its back it only has a Mini-USB 3.0 port. The drive is bundled with a Mini-USB 3.0 cable, a power adapter, a 2-port PCIe USB 3.0 add-in card, a software CD, and a very well illustrated quick-setup poster. The PCIe add-in card includes a high profile and a low profile bracket, so that it can be installed in a regular size desktop or a slim tower desktop, such as the Dell Inspiron 537s.
Hot on the heels of the Buffalo Drive Station USB 3.0, Western Digital's My Book 3.0 uses the SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface, making Western Digital the first hard drive manufacturer to design and produce its own USB 3.0 external HDD. According to its spec, this new USB standard should make for transfer speeds up to ten times faster than with USB 2.0. Given that, as yet, pretty much no-one has a USB 3.0 port on their motherboard, the manufacturer is set to propose two different product packs for the My Book 3.0: the external hard drive only, and the HDD plus a USB 3.0 PCIe adapter at a slightly higher price. Although the design resembles that of its predecessors, for the My Book 3.0, Western Digital has chosen a well-crafted plastic casing that's matte rather than glossy, so you can say goodbye to fingerprints! Just like its main competitor, the rear of the HDD features a USB 3.0 port that's compatible with USB 2.0. The only difference is that Western Digital has chosen to use the Micro USB 3.0 format rather than the standard format. WD My Book 3.0 USB 3.0 Buffalo Tech. Drive Station USB 3.0 Good data transfer speeds are obtained with USB 3.0, but they're not quite good enough to beat the Buffalo Technology hard drive.
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