WESTERN DIGITAL MY BOOK ESSENTIAL 3TB EXTERNAL HARD DRIVE DRIVERS

Post Your Comment Please log in or sign up to comment. A pair of rubber feet prop the drive up a few millimeters off of the ground to allow air in from below. You’ll notice that I didn’t see these problems with the internal drive, which leads me to believe that this is either a problem with my review sample or with the USB 3 to SATA bridge in the My Book Essential itself. As a result, temperature is a non-issue. Log in Don’t have an account? The first thing I wanted to test with the My Book Essential was how well it kept the drive cool. I asked WD for more specifics and I got a reasonable explanation.

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What this means is that all 2. Thanx for the fine HD reviews Anand Reply.

Western Digital Caviar Green 3TB and My Book Essential 3TB Drives Reviewed

To make sure the drive never gets too hot Western Digital has a grate that runs along the top, spine and bottom of the My Book Essential. I asked WD for more specifics and I got a reasonable explanation.

Sign up now Username Password Remember Me. Random performance is significantly lower, presumably because of the translation that happens at the USB controller level.

Today, Western Digital takes it one step further and announces availability of the internal drive as well. The Caviar Green line is now home to a 2. Sign up digotal Username Password Remember Me.

Western Digital Caviar Green 3TB and My Book Essential 3TB Drives Reviewed

3gb While increasing platter count is a quick way to get a larger drive, increasing areal density is extternal desired approach. The 3TB specs simply list it as IntelliPower. In the Green line WD optimizes dtive power consumption. Log in Don’t have an account? Like many modern drives, the 3TB Caviar Green uses 4KB sectors internally however it emulates byte sectors for compatibility reasons.

The variable performance also isn’t consistent between runs or benchmarks. Post Your Comment Please log in or sign up to comment. The first thing I wanted to test with the My Book Essential western digital my book essential 3tb external hard drive how well it kept the drive cool. The only problem I had in testing the My Book Essential was very erratic read performance at the beginning of my testing.

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The problem mostly resolved itself after further passes, although there were always some strange performance blips aross various LBAs: The problem mostly resolved itself after further passes, although there were always some strange performance blips aross various LBAs:.

A pair of rubber feet western digital my book essential 3tb external hard drive the drive up a few millimeters off of the ground externnal allow air in from below. Thanx for the fine HD reviews Anand Reply. As luck would have it, last week Western Digital announced its own 3TB external drive: As a result, temperature is a non-issue. As a result the Caviar Green 3TB uses only four GB platters, giving this drive the highest platter density of any 3.

The Essential suffix somehow implies USB 3. It attempts to make all drives consume roughly the same amount of max power, which happens to be 3 – 5W below a typical RPM drive.

Like Seagate, Western Digital supplies software with the drive to manage the drive and backups.

Log in Don’t have an account? This is ok for backups and western digital my book essential 3tb external hard drive file storage, but it’s not something you’d want to use as an application drive. Write performance is also impacted: You’ll notice that I didn’t see these problems with the internal drive, which leads me to believe that this is either a problem with my review sample or with the USB 3 to SATA bridge in the My Book Essential itself. Post Your Comment Please log in or sign up to comment.

The ventilation esdential is a lot better than what I encountered with the GoFlex Desk.