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267 pages

The IPod Book, Doing Cool Stuff With the IPod And the ITunes Music Store

Creator: Scott Kelby | Computers - 2006

Describes how to get the most out of an iPod and iTunes, covering such topics as customizing the menu, creating a playlist, using the iPod in a car, using the iPod photo, and using the iTunes store.

About this book
There are basically two kinds of iPod books: (1) The "tell me all about it" kind, which includes in-depth discussions on compression algorithms, debates about analog vs. digital equalizers; and tutorials on how to export your playlist in Unicode format. (2) There's this book. It's not a "tell me all about it" book, it’s a "show me how to do it" book.   Award-winning author Scott Kelby shows you step-by-step how it's all done, using the same casual, plain-English style that has made him one of the world's best-selling technology authors. You'll learn how to do only the most important, most requested, and just plain cool things you're going to want to do with your iPod–so you can start having fun with it today. Right now!   Each page covers just one topic, complete with full color photos, making it easy to find just what you're looking for fast. Plus, it shows you how to get the most from the iTunes Music Store, how to integrate your iPod into your car, which iPod accessories are hot, how to use photos with your iPod, and everything you need to know about the latest addition to the iPod family, the new iPod Nano! It's all here–in the only book of its kind–and you're gonna love it!  



272 pages

Cop Hater

Creator: Ed McBain | Fiction - 1999-12-01

"The murder of three detectives in quick succession in the 87th Precinct leads Detective Steve Carella on a search through the city's underside and ultimately into the murderer's sights"--NoveList.

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

About this book
THE HEROES OF THE CITY'S STREETS BECOME THE HUNTED -- IN THIS CRIME FICTION CLASSICED MCBAIN'S FIRST 87th PRECINCT NOVELSwift, silent, and deadly -- someone is knocking off the 87th Precinct's finest, one by one. The how of the killings is obvious: three .45 shots from the dark add up to one, two, three very dead detectives. The why and the who are the Precinct's headaches now.When Detective Reardon is found dead, motive is a big question mark. But when his partner becomes victim number two, it looks like open-and-shut grudge killings. That is, until a third detective buys it.With one meager clue, Detective Steve Carella begins his grim search for the killer, a search that takes him into the city's underworld to a notorious brothel, to the apartment of a beautiful and dangerous widow, and finally to a .45 automatic aimed straight at his head....



500 pages

Hacking TiVo, the expansion, enhancement, and development starter kit

Creator: Jeff Keegan | Technology & Engineering - 2003-10

After completing this book, readers will enjoy being able to say that they have enhanced their TiVo, that they have larger TiVos than can be purchased, and that they have features that don’ t exist for others.

About this book
Written by an avid TiVo hacker, and active TiVo community member,   "Hacking TiVo appeals to both experienced tweakers and curious observers alike by walking them through the steps needed to do everything from increasing the storage capacity of their TiVos to connecting them to the internet.  After completing this book, readers will enjoy being able to say that they have  enhanced their TiVo, that they have larger TiVos than can be purchased, and that they have features that don’ t exist for others.  They will also know where to look for the latest developments, and know enough to start some serious tinkering on their own.Topics covered include: Secret TiVo backdoor codesIncreasing recording time with larger hard drivesGetting access to the TiVo operating systemTransferring files to and from your PCControlling your Tivo from the InternetAdding sports scores, stocks and weather featuresDisplaying your own photos and graphi cs on your TVHooking AOL Instant Messenger into your TiVoSeeing who is calling you on your TV screenReceiving your email from your TiVoDistributing TiVo video throughout your entire house


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  • Western Digital

    WD My Book 2TB External Hard Drive Storage USB 3.0 File Backup and Storage

    CE (Western Digital)

    Rating (0 reviews):
    (3.7/5)
    Western Digital

    Extremely flimsy usb3 connector design - BUYER BEWARE

    This applies to the My Book USB3 2TB drive.First the good stuff -It is a nice fast drive. HDTune showed and average speed around 90-100MB/s when connected to a USB3 port on my Lenovo W510 laptop. That is why I bought the thing, and it works well. I had NO trouble accessing the drive (but then I reformatted it completely and did not see any issues with the CD partition etc..).Note: I needed to update the USB3 drivers on my W510 to get it to be recognized consistently by Windows 7. That is likely an issue with the Win7 NEC USB3 drivers preinstalled on my Lenovo, and nothing to do with the WD drive.Now the awful part:After about 4 months of usage, the USB3 female connector in the cabinet came loose - and was stuck to the USB3 cable when I removed it!I have owned close to ten different WD external USB drives from ~320GB and up to 2TB drives. I have *never* had any such issue with any previous drive (my only real gripe has been... 1/5 INGE STUBDAL "Inge" (Oslo, - Norway) - See all my reviews This review is from: WD My Book 2TB External Hard Drive Storage USB 3.0 File Backup and Storage (Personal Computers) This applies to the My Book USB3 2TB drive.First the good stuff -It is a nice fast drive. HDTune showed and average speed around 90-100MB/s when connected to a USB3 port on my Lenovo W510 laptop. That is why I bought the thing, and it works well. I had NO trouble accessing the drive (but then I reformatted it completely and did not see any issues with the CD partition etc..).Note: I needed to update the USB3 drivers on my W510 to get it to be recognized consistently by Windows 7. That is likely an issue with the Win7 NEC USB3 drivers preinstalled on my Lenovo, and nothing to do with the WD drive.Now the awful part:After about 4 months of usage, the USB3 female connector in the cabinet came loose - and was stuck to the USB3 cable when I removed it!I have owned close to ten different WD external USB drives from ~320GB and up to 2TB drives. I have *never* had any such issue with any previous drive (my only real gripe has been... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , June 21, 2011

    How to set up your WD My Book Essential 3TB 3.0 USB drive

    I have six of these drives. I have had no serious problems to date, the oldest I've owned for about four months now. I will return to edit this review should a drive fail in the future.UPDATE: I wrote the above in October 2011. Writing now in October 2012, I now have eight of these drives. No problems to date.SECOND UPDATE: Writing now in November 2013. I have nine of these drives at this point. No problems to date.THIRD UPDATE: Writing now in October 2014. Same nine drives. Still no problems to report.Here is my recommendation for how to set up the drive, out of the box. I've done this a bunch of times now, so I'm getting routine at it, and thought I'd write it out for others.Some caveats, for what it might be worth:--I am running Windows 7 64-bit.--I use both 3.0 and 2.0 connectivity, depending on the computer I hook these up to.--I have no use for the included backup software, so I can't speak to that. If... 4/5 Scott Saccenti (Colora, MD USA) - See all my reviews, October 12, 2011

    A little pricey if you just need the space, but...

    There are 2TB drives out there for less money and if all you need is a huge space, you might consider one of those. The value added in this package is the backup software that is bundled with the drive (actually, delivered right on the drive).WD Smartware is a backup/restore suite that, once installed, boots with your machine. If the MyBook is attached via your USB port, it will constantly monitor activity and make backups accordingly in the background in near real time without any action on your part. It also maintains multiple generations of files (you choose how many), so you can go back to, say, three versions ago if you need to recover a spreadsheet or other data file.You can also use it on multiple computers. Backups are stored under folders with the same name as the PC they're created on.I tested on a Win XP Pro laptop and a Win7 laptop and detected no system slowdowns at all. Every now and then the activity light on the drive would... 4/5 Jeffrey Pittman "Jeff" (Durham, NC USA) - See all my reviews, November 2, 2010
    List Price: $114.99
    Up to 4 TB capacity
    2-year limited warranty
    Password protection and hardware encryption
    Automatic, continuous backup or file backup option
    Dual USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 compatibility


  • Western Digital

    WD My Book 3 TB USB 3.0 Hard Drive with Backup

    Personal Computer (Western Digital)

    Rating (941 reviews):
    (4.2/5)
    Western Digital

    Drive works fine, but beware included utility software

    Based on the drive itself and the backup software, I would have given this product 5 stars--it is very quiet in operation, quiet enough to be left running full time on your desk. The easy-to-use included backup software can continually backup files each time there is a change or you add a new one (or you can choose to do periodic backups), and even automatically can keep up to 25 earlier versions of files that you've modified (you set the number archived). Why then only 3 stars? Because the drive comes with drive utility software that has a glitch. After installing the drive, before doing anything else, I ran the drive diagnostics; it passed the SMART Status and Quick Drive tests (both very quick to run), but about 30% of the way through failed the Complete Drive Test, which takes hours to run. I ran all the tests again, got identical results, then called WD tech support. Based on my results, they said the drive was defective, and that I should return it to Amazon, which I did... 3/5 Footprinter - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: WD My Book 2 TB USB 3.0 Hard Drive with Backup (Personal Computers) Based on the drive itself and the backup software, I would have given this product 5 stars--it is very quiet in operation, quiet enough to be left running full time on your desk. The easy-to-use included backup software can continually backup files each time there is a change or you add a new one (or you can choose to do periodic backups), and even automatically can keep up to 25 earlier versions of files that you've modified (you set the number archived). Why then only 3 stars? Because the drive comes with drive utility software that has a glitch. After installing the drive, before doing anything else, I ran the drive diagnostics; it passed the SMART Status and Quick Drive tests (both very quick to run), but about 30% of the way through failed the Complete Drive Test, which takes hours to run. I ran all the tests again, got identical results, then called WD tech support. Based on my results, they said the drive was defective, and that I should return it to Amazon, which I did... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , October 25, 2013

    Another solid WD product

    I purchased this drive largely based upon a specific need for a USB 3.0 product with 4TB of storage. I've owned many WD internal and external HD products over time and have not had any drive failures to date over many years. I purchased this drive specifically as a backup storage drive attached to a Synology 1813+ NAS unit. This required a reformat to EXT4 as the drive comes natively formated in NTFS. The Synology NAS schedules backup to this drive of selected folder shares using the "Time Backup" software available from Synology. I'm not utilizing any of the software included from WD with this drive (backup, cloud, etc.) as the Synology NAS has its own software for each of these purposes.The drive itself is similar in size to other My Book drives. The plastic casing is certainly not as nice as the aluminum finish on the WD My Book drives that I have for my Macs, but it is similar to the black of the Synology unit and overall looks good. The power adapter is... 5/5 Joe (Midwest, USA) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: WD My Book 4 TB USB 3.0 Hard Drive with Backup (Personal Computers) I purchased this drive largely based upon a specific need for a USB 3.0 product with 4TB of storage. I've owned many WD internal and external HD products over time and have not had any drive failures to date over many years. I purchased this drive specifically as a backup storage drive attached to a Synology 1813+ NAS unit. This required a reformat to EXT4 as the drive comes natively formated in NTFS. The Synology NAS schedules backup to this drive of selected folder shares using the "Time Backup" software available from Synology. I'm not utilizing any of the software included from WD with this drive (backup, cloud, etc.) as the Synology NAS has its own software for each of these purposes.The drive itself is similar in size to other My Book drives. The plastic casing is certainly not as nice as the aluminum finish on the WD My Book drives that I have for my Macs, but it is similar to the black of the Synology unit and overall looks good. The power adapter is... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , October 19, 2013

    How to format for Mac & be sure to check the prices.

    Be sure to check the various sizes, as the larger drives sometimes are only a few dollars more. In recommend getting the biggest drive you can afford as sometime you may/will need it. The 3TB drive was only $20 more than the 2TB drive which isn't much for 50% more space.If you're a Mac user setting up or erasing a flash, thumb or hard drive up with your computer is super easy follow these steps.1. Plug in the the drive2. Open up disk utility found in your applications folder inside the utilities folder3. Next select the newly plugged in a hard drive and on the right-hand side you should see partition click on that.4. Then inside that screen on the partition layout drop-down choose how many partitions you'd like to set up. I generally go with one partition and just use folders to organize my files.5. Then on the right-hand side you can name the partitions and select the format. If you are transferring video files I highly recommend you... 4/5 Chuck Bittner "Disabled comedian & gamer!" (New England USA) - See all my reviews, November 22, 2013
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    WD SmartWare Pro automatic backup software
    Password protection with hardware encryption
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  • Western Digital

    WD My Book 3TB External Hard Drive Storage USB 3.0 File Backup and Storage

    CE (Western Digital)
    List Price: $149.99

    Password protection and hardware encryption
    2-year limited warranty
    Dual USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 compatibility
    Up to 4 TB capacity
    Automatic, continuous backup or file backup option


  • T-Power®

    24W AC Adapter Power Cord for Western Digital Dual-option USB external hard drives

    CE (T-Power®)

    Rating (51 reviews):
    (3.9/5)
    T-Power®

    Product is NOT compatible with what description says

    I purchased this adapter because the description said it was compatible with the WDPS037RNN, which is what I needed. When the adapter arrived, the plug would not even fit in the drive! What's more, it didn't even come with the described pouch (not that I really care, just another example of how it didn't match the description).I emailed the seller and she requested that I NOT leave negative feedback, and I could return the item. I asked for my return shipping to be reimbursed too, since the mistake was clearly their fault. This is Amazon Prime's policy on returns, and I think it's fair, so I asked for it, and the seller agreed.Well, when I received the credit, it did NOT include return shipping, so I emailed the seller to point out the error, and this was her reply: amazon's return policy is standard that the buyer pays the return shipping, and also no negative feedbacks may be left after the refund has been issued --- Original... 1/5 M. Friedman (Los angeles, CA United States) - See all my reviews, September 11, 2012

    will not be what you expect

    0 1/5 Fiver - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: 24W AC Adapter Power Cord for Western Digital Dual-option USB external hard drives (Electronics) I purchased 3 of this item. Packaged arrived very fast, but these are not Western Digital AC adapters as advertised. They are knock-offs and do not fit any of my drives. I have reasonable suspicion that the seller knows this, as I also received a set of 5 extra adapter wires so that they might fit something, but not the way they were intended to be powered. With something as sensitive as a hard drive it is not a recommended practice to use AC adapters in this way. I also did not receive the felt bags. If you are shopping for a true, Western Digital adapter for your external drive, keep shopping. You will get rude customer service and you are expected to eat the cost of the shipping to you and then pony up again to return it. I only left one star because it is the least amount of stars you can leave. Do not trust this seller to give you the product that is featured, or to assist you in any way. You will get junk adapters. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , September 24, 2013

    Don't bother... not compatible with part # listed

    0 1/5 Critiquette - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: 24W AC Adapter Power Cord for Western Digital Dual-option USB external hard drives (Electronics) Didn't work/not compatible with P/N: ADS-24S-12 1224GPCU. Not worth the cost or hassle to return. I write it off to the risk one always takes with cheap products made in China: win some, lose many... 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , November 13, 2013
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  • Western Digital

    WD My Book 1TB External Hard Drive Storage USB 3.0 File Backup and Storage

    CE (Western Digital)

    Rating (0 reviews):
    (3.7/5)
    Western Digital

    Extremely flimsy usb3 connector design - BUYER BEWARE

    This applies to the My Book USB3 2TB drive.First the good stuff -It is a nice fast drive. HDTune showed and average speed around 90-100MB/s when connected to a USB3 port on my Lenovo W510 laptop. That is why I bought the thing, and it works well. I had NO trouble accessing the drive (but then I reformatted it completely and did not see any issues with the CD partition etc..).Note: I needed to update the USB3 drivers on my W510 to get it to be recognized consistently by Windows 7. That is likely an issue with the Win7 NEC USB3 drivers preinstalled on my Lenovo, and nothing to do with the WD drive.Now the awful part:After about 4 months of usage, the USB3 female connector in the cabinet came loose - and was stuck to the USB3 cable when I removed it!I have owned close to ten different WD external USB drives from ~320GB and up to 2TB drives. I have *never* had any such issue with any previous drive (my only real gripe has been... 1/5 INGE STUBDAL "Inge" (Oslo, - Norway) - See all my reviews This review is from: WD My Book 2TB External Hard Drive Storage USB 3.0 File Backup and Storage (Personal Computers) This applies to the My Book USB3 2TB drive.First the good stuff -It is a nice fast drive. HDTune showed and average speed around 90-100MB/s when connected to a USB3 port on my Lenovo W510 laptop. That is why I bought the thing, and it works well. I had NO trouble accessing the drive (but then I reformatted it completely and did not see any issues with the CD partition etc..).Note: I needed to update the USB3 drivers on my W510 to get it to be recognized consistently by Windows 7. That is likely an issue with the Win7 NEC USB3 drivers preinstalled on my Lenovo, and nothing to do with the WD drive.Now the awful part:After about 4 months of usage, the USB3 female connector in the cabinet came loose - and was stuck to the USB3 cable when I removed it!I have owned close to ten different WD external USB drives from ~320GB and up to 2TB drives. I have *never* had any such issue with any previous drive (my only real gripe has been... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , June 21, 2011

    How to set up your WD My Book Essential 3TB 3.0 USB drive

    I have six of these drives. I have had no serious problems to date, the oldest I've owned for about four months now. I will return to edit this review should a drive fail in the future.UPDATE: I wrote the above in October 2011. Writing now in October 2012, I now have eight of these drives. No problems to date.SECOND UPDATE: Writing now in November 2013. I have nine of these drives at this point. No problems to date.THIRD UPDATE: Writing now in October 2014. Same nine drives. Still no problems to report.Here is my recommendation for how to set up the drive, out of the box. I've done this a bunch of times now, so I'm getting routine at it, and thought I'd write it out for others.Some caveats, for what it might be worth:--I am running Windows 7 64-bit.--I use both 3.0 and 2.0 connectivity, depending on the computer I hook these up to.--I have no use for the included backup software, so I can't speak to that. If... 4/5 Scott Saccenti (Colora, MD USA) - See all my reviews, October 12, 2011

    A little pricey if you just need the space, but...

    There are 2TB drives out there for less money and if all you need is a huge space, you might consider one of those. The value added in this package is the backup software that is bundled with the drive (actually, delivered right on the drive).WD Smartware is a backup/restore suite that, once installed, boots with your machine. If the MyBook is attached via your USB port, it will constantly monitor activity and make backups accordingly in the background in near real time without any action on your part. It also maintains multiple generations of files (you choose how many), so you can go back to, say, three versions ago if you need to recover a spreadsheet or other data file.You can also use it on multiple computers. Backups are stored under folders with the same name as the PC they're created on.I tested on a Win XP Pro laptop and a Win7 laptop and detected no system slowdowns at all. Every now and then the activity light on the drive would... 4/5 Jeffrey Pittman "Jeff" (Durham, NC USA) - See all my reviews, November 2, 2010
    List Price: $169.99
    Up to 4 TB capacity
    Password protection and hardware encryption
    Dual USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 compatibility
    Automatic, continuous backup or file backup option
    2-year limited warranty


  • PWR+

    Pwr+® 6.5 Ft Cord AC Adapter Charger Switching Power Supply Cord Plug Wd Western Digital External Hard Drive HDD My Book Essential Elite Studio Expander Mac Editions ; P/n S018bu1200150 Da-24b12 Ads-24p-12-2 1224g Wa-18g12u Wa-24c12u APD 12.0v 12v 1500ma 1.5a

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    Rating (116 reviews):
    (4.6/5)
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    Does exactly what it should...it works!

    0 5/5 A. Chandler - See all my reviews, July 2, 2011

    Sturdy construction

    0 5/5 Jeffrey Lawlis - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Pwr+® 6.5 Ft Cord AC Adapter Charger Switching Power Supply Cord Plug Wd Western Digital External Hard Drive HDD My Book Essential Elite Studio Expander Mac Editions ; P/n S018bu1200150 Da-24b12 Ads-24p-12-2 1224g Wa-18g12u Wa-24c12u APD 12.0v 12v 1500ma 1.5a (Electronics) I purchased this power cord to replace an AC/DC adapter on my Western Digital 500 MB Home Edition external hard drive, which had started to fray, causing intermittent shorting problems. Because I use this on gigs, where I access sampled grand piano sounds via MIDI from my keyboard, I need something that is reliable. The gauge of the wire seems much thicker than the original adapter, and the flexible rubber connector where the wire comes out of the adapter is well-designed. I was a little hesitant to spend so much money on an adapter, but considering that Radio Shack charges $40 for something that looked much cheaper, it is a pretty good deal after all. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , February 7, 2011

    Brought the Western Digital external drive back to life

    0 5/5 Bill Staley (Santa Monica, CA USA) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Pwr+® 6.5 Ft Cord AC Adapter Charger Switching Power Supply Cord Plug Wd Western Digital External Hard Drive HDD My Book Essential Elite Studio Expander Mac Editions ; P/n S018bu1200150 Da-24b12 Ads-24p-12-2 1224g Wa-18g12u Wa-24c12u APD 12.0v 12v 1500ma 1.5a (Electronics) Western Digital 250GB external drive MyBook was over 4 years old, powered on 24/7 all that time, reasonably ventilated. Seemed to die. I could not access the drive from either FireWire port or from the USB port. Got this adapter, plugged it in, drive works like new, all data in place on the drive.The old adapter is bigger and has a longer cord. This one is smaller and lighter, but the adapter wants to be face to face with the outlet. I needed to use a short extension cord, but I had one, so not an issue for me.I was very happy to find this adapter and it was shipped quickly. My drive is a WD2500E032. Be sure to keep your data (music in my case) backed up. Time Machine saved the day for me. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , August 23, 2011
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  • Western Digital

    Western Digital My Book Essential 2 TB USB 2.0 Desktop External Hard Drive

    CE (Western Digital)

    Rating (85 reviews):
    (3.1/5)
    Western Digital

    It's a backup drive, for gosh sakes...

    I go to Amazon whenever I want to purchase any equipment, even if I purchase it somewhere else. I do this because the reviews are amongst the best you can find on the internet. However, anyone who has read reviews like this for more than a few months begins to realize that reviews are written by 1) those who have received a defective product, or has a feature they don't like, or 2) those who truly love a product. You never hear from the other 99% of the customers purchasing the product who don't fit in these categories. In particular, purchasers who get a defective product are typically angry and vindictive, as though it was a personal vendetta. I find this unbelievable, as buying any product has a risk of failure attached to it. These angry reviewers don't accurately reflect the failure rate of a device, or the commonest opinion of a product characteristic.I purchased the 2 Tb drive and it works fine. I did NOT install the Smartware, as I wanted to selectively back... 5/5 Mortimer (Lewisburg, WV United States) - See all my reviews This review is from: Western Digital My Book Essential 2 TB USB 2.0 Desktop External Hard Drive (Personal Computers) I go to Amazon whenever I want to purchase any equipment, even if I purchase it somewhere else. I do this because the reviews are amongst the best you can find on the internet. However, anyone who has read reviews like this for more than a few months begins to realize that reviews are written by 1) those who have received a defective product, or has a feature they don't like, or 2) those who truly love a product. You never hear from the other 99% of the customers purchasing the product who don't fit in these categories. In particular, purchasers who get a defective product are typically angry and vindictive, as though it was a personal vendetta. I find this unbelievable, as buying any product has a risk of failure attached to it. These angry reviewers don't accurately reflect the failure rate of a device, or the commonest opinion of a product characteristic.I purchased the 2 Tb drive and it works fine. I did NOT install the Smartware, as I wanted to selectively back... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , April 29, 2010

    You Can Disable SmartWare!!!

    0 5/5 JonKron (Hopeful, USA) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Western Digital My Book Essential 2 TB USB 2.0 Desktop External Hard Drive (Personal Computers) Hello people- you are either being lazy or incompetent. Western Digital's website gives you instructions on how to disable the SmartWare technology (which is, in a word, horrible). After doing so, the drive operates just like any other external hard drive. WD should include this information upfront and let the user choose how to configure their HD- clearly an error by their product team. However, a quick Google search got me where I needed to go. Drive works great- 2TB for $200.Link to instructions on how to disable SmartWare:[...] 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , November 6, 2009

    READ THE LATEST REVIEWS FIRST Absolutely no problem; so far so good

    PLEASE READ THE LATEST REVIEWS OF THIS PRODUCT FIRST! WD HAS APPARENTLY CORRECTED MANY OF THE INITIAL COMPLAINTS ABOUT SMARTWARE SOFTWARE. Here is my story (and keep in mind that every review is just one person's experience, good or bad, and that the vast majority of purchasers do not submit a review, in most cases most likely because they had little/no problem with the product).Yesterday I received my WD My Book Essential 2TB External Drive with Smartware. I also downloaded the online complete user's guide from the WD website (something which it appears many of those who had a negative experience did not do). Installing was very easy, but just to be sure, on a couple of points, I called the WD support line, immediately got through and every time the techie was helpful and resolved the issue. The software installed, no problem, and the drive appears to be running, no problem. All my files (about 60 GB) were backed up in less than two hours, as the WD techie... 5/5 Mole N. Willows (Washington DC) - See all my reviews This review is from: Western Digital My Book Essential 2 TB USB 2.0 Desktop External Hard Drive (Personal Computers) PLEASE READ THE LATEST REVIEWS OF THIS PRODUCT FIRST! WD HAS APPARENTLY CORRECTED MANY OF THE INITIAL COMPLAINTS ABOUT SMARTWARE SOFTWARE. Here is my story (and keep in mind that every review is just one person's experience, good or bad, and that the vast majority of purchasers do not submit a review, in most cases most likely because they had little/no problem with the product).Yesterday I received my WD My Book Essential 2TB External Drive with Smartware. I also downloaded the online complete user's guide from the WD website (something which it appears many of those who had a negative experience did not do). Installing was very easy, but just to be sure, on a couple of points, I called the WD support line, immediately got through and every time the techie was helpful and resolved the issue. The software installed, no problem, and the drive appears to be running, no problem. All my files (about 60 GB) were backed up in less than two hours, as the WD techie... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , August 26, 2010
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