Written on: 25/08/2006 by Xbot (6 reviews written)
500GB - wow!
Sleek, black case.
Gb per $ ratio is very good.
Shuts down with computer, and turns on with computer. Power button is easy to access.
No fan. For a 500Gb drive, it makes me wonder, though it still runs cool.
-USB transfer speed is SLOW, even on USB 2.
-You can't swap hard drives out, but that's not a big deal. It would still be cool though, being that the case is nice.
The software is garbage! Don't install it.
Overall, the Western Digital My Book Essential 500Gb is a great piece of hardware. USB transfer speeds were slow, but worked.
I had to format it to NTFS. The software is total garbage, and it's just Google software, and not useful at all.