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Western Digital My Book Essential 250GB 2.0 250GB Black external hard drive

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My Book Essential 250GB
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Stand-alone magnetic disk, optical disc or solid state drive that plugs into the computer typically via USB, although eSATA and FireWire are also used. Used for storing and retrieving digital information.
external hard drives
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Long product name Western Digital My Book Essential 250GB 2.0 250GB Black external hard drive :
The short editorial description of Western Digital My Book Essential 250GB 2.0 250GB Black external hard drive

My Book Essential 250GB, 7200rpm, 8MB, USB 2.0

Western Digital My Book Essential 250GB 2.0 250GB Black external hard drive

The official marketing text of Western Digital My Book Essential 250GB 2.0 250GB Black external hard drive as supplied by the manufacturer
Small, simple, elegant, and very easy to use. Just plug it in, and you've got plenty of room to back up and save your valuable data, music, photos, and movies.

Product Features:

Easy to set up, easy to use - This drive is all about simplicity. Plug it into your computer’s USB 2.0 port and start saving.

Intelligent drive management features — The My Book drive turns itself on and off with your computer

Smart design — The elegant case, iconic of a book, takes up less space on your desk, stacks horizontally, and allows two or more drives to stand neatly together like volumes on a shelf.

High quality hard drive — Inside the case is an exceptionally fast, ultra quiet, cool-running hard drive from Western Digital.

Free Google™ software — Search your drive, manage your photos, and simplify Web searches with included Google software.

Ideal for

Simple add-on storage for your files, music, photos and movies.
Adding virtually unlimited storage with multiple USB 2.0 external hard drives.
Short summary description Western Digital My Book Essential 250GB 2.0 250GB Black external hard drive:
This short summary of the Western Digital My Book Essential 250GB 2.0 250GB Black external hard drive data-sheet is auto-generated and uses the product title and the first six key specs.
Western Digital My Book Essential 250GB, 250 GB, 3.5", 7200 RPM, HDD, 8 MB, 480 Mbit/s
Long summary description Western Digital My Book Essential 250GB 2.0 250GB Black external hard drive :

Western Digital My Book Essential 250GB. Hard drive capacity: 250 GB, Hard drive size: 3.5", Hard drive speed: 7200 RPM. Data transfer rate: 480 Mbit/s, USB data transfer rates: 480 Mbit/s. Color of product: Black. Width: 5.55" (141 mm), Depth: 6.71" (170.5 mm), Height: 2.25" (57.2 mm). Cables included: USB

This is an auto-generated long summary of Western Digital My Book Essential 250GB 2.0 250GB Black external hard drive based on the first three specs of the first five spec groups.

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Hard drive
Hard drive capacity *
The maximum storage capacity of the hard disk, usually measured in bytes e.g. GB.
250 GB
Hard drive size *
The amount of data that the hard drive can store.
Hard drive speed *
The rotational speed of a hard disk expressed in rotations per minute. The faster the better.
7200 RPM
Device type *
Type or category of the device.
Drive device, buffer size
A reserved segment of memory within a drive device that is used to hold the data being processed.
8 MB
Ports & interfaces
USB connectivity *
The product has USB connector.
USB version
Universal Serial Bus (USB) is an industry standard developed in the mid-1990s that defines the interface used for connection, communication and power supply between computers and electronic devices. Every new version - for example 1.1, 2.0, 3.0 - is much faster than the previous one.
Data transfer rate *
Rate at which data can be transferred, usually measured in units per second. May vary with network configurations.
480 Mbit/s
USB data transfer rates
480 Mbit/s
USB powered *
The device can be powered via a USB connection.
External power adapter
Color of product *
The colour e.g. red, blue, green, black, white.
Operational conditions
Operating temperature (T-T)
The minimum and maximum temperatures at which the product can be safely operated.
5 - 35°C
Storage temperature (T-T)
The minimum and maximum temperatures at which the product can be safely stored.
-20 - 65°C
Weight & dimensions
The measurement or extent of something from side to side.
5,55" (141 mm)
The distance from the front to the back of something.
6,71" (170,5 mm)
The measurement of the product from head to foot or from base to top.
2,25" (57,2 mm)
Weight of the product without packaging (net weight). If possible, the net weight is given including standard accessories and supplies. Please note that sometimes the manufacturer leaves out the weight of accessories and/or supplies.
2,91 lbs (1,32 kg)
Packaging data
Cables included
Other features
Read seek
8.9 ms
Storage capacity
The maximum storage capability of the product.
250059 MB
Track to track seek time (read/write)
2 ms
Power requirements
AC: 100 - 240 V, 47- 63 Hz
Mac compatibility
Product can be used with Apple Mac software and/or hardware.
Average latency
The average duration before a device can start with a job (for example reading a file from a hard disk).
4.2 ms
Hard disk transfer rate
The internal hard disk transfer rate refers to the actual speed that the drive can read bits from the surface of the platter, or write bits to the surface of the platter.
480 Mbit/s
Connectivity technology
The product is built in.
Compatible operating systems
List of desktop operating systems tested as compatible with this product.
Windows 98SE/Me/2000/XP,
Mac OS X 10.2.8+.
Dimensions (WxDxH)
Dimensions of the product (Width x Depth x Height).
5,55 x 6,71 x 2,25" (141 x 170,5 x 57,2 mm)
I/O ports
An interface on a device to which you can connect another device.
Source Testseek summary Average rating
Testseek has collected 17 expert reviews for Western Digital My Book Essential 250 GB, 7200 RPM, 8 MB, USB 2.0 and the average expert rating is 84 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.
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I have always been a fan of external hard drives. Especially a few years ago when Windows XP first came out, because one day you would turn your computer on and Windows would crash and you ended up having to reformat. So having all of my files on an ex...
Very stylish, Can be placed horizontally or vertically, Illuminated power button, Easy setup, No issues during use...
The Western Digital My Book external series of hard drives are really some of the best external hard drives that I have seen. In the desktop series Western Digital offers the My Book Pro, My Book Premium, My Book Premium ES, and the My Book Essential...
Transporting your photo collection and creating all-important backups couldn't be easier than with an external hard drive. In our latest group test we round up 6 of the best external hard drives for photographers to see which offers the best combination o...
A stylish external hard disk drive, but lacks a network option...
The Western Digital My Book Essential Edition is a portable storage solution, which boasts of high capacity and high reliability. We received the 500 GB edition. We were surprised initially, as we assumed this drive as Network Attached Storage Device (...
Looks sleek & stylish, Good transfer rates for USB 2.0.
Expensive, Should have given option of eSATA, Only 1-Year Warranty.
The Western Digital My Book Essential Edition 500GB is available for Rs. 17,500 with only 1-year warranty. Now, you compare this option to separately purchased Western Digital 500GB HDD for around 16,000 and USB 2.0 interface HDD casing for around 150...
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