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Western Digital My Book™ Essential Edition, 500GB, USB 2.0 2.0 500GB Black external hard drive

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Western Digital
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My Book™ Essential Edition, 500GB, USB 2.0
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WDG1U5000E
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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 Edition, 500GB, USB 2.0 2.0 500GB Black external hard drive :
The short editorial description of Western Digital My Book™ Essential Edition, 500GB, USB 2.0 2.0 500GB Black external hard drive

My Book™ Essential Edition External Hard Drive 500 GB, USB 2.0
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Western Digital My Book™ Essential Edition, 500GB, USB 2.0 2.0 500GB Black external hard drive

The official marketing text of Western Digital My Book™ Essential Edition, 500GB, USB 2.0 2.0 500GB 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.

What it holds:
- Up to 142,000 digital photos
- Up to 125,000 songs (MP3)
- Up to 12,000 songs (uncompressed CD quality)
- Up to 38 hours of Digital Video (DV)
- Up to 200 hours of DVD quality video
- Up to 60 hours of HD video
Short summary description Western Digital My Book™ Essential Edition, 500GB, USB 2.0 2.0 500GB Black external hard drive:
This short summary of the Western Digital My Book™ Essential Edition, 500GB, USB 2.0 2.0 500GB 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 Edition, 500GB, USB 2.0, 500 GB, 7200 RPM, 16 MB, Black, 5 - 35 °C, -20 - 65 °C
Long summary description Western Digital My Book™ Essential Edition, 500GB, USB 2.0 2.0 500GB Black external hard drive :

Western Digital My Book™ Essential Edition, 500GB, USB 2.0. Hard drive capacity: 500 GB, Hard drive speed: 7200 RPM, Drive device, buffer size: 16 MB. Color of product: Black. Width: 5.55" (141 mm), Depth: 6.71" (170.5 mm), Height: 2.25" (57.2 mm). Cables included: USB. Average latency: 4.2 ms, Data transfer rate (max): 480 Mbit/s, Power requirements: AC: 100 - 240 V, 47- 63 Hz

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Hard drive
Hard drive capacity *
The maximum storage capacity of the hard disk, usually measured in bytes e.g. GB.
500 GB
Hard drive speed *
The rotational speed of a hard disk expressed in rotations per minute. The faster the better.
7200 RPM
Drive device, buffer size
A reserved segment of memory within a drive device that is used to hold the data being processed.
16 MB
Ports & interfaces
USB connectivity *
The product has USB connector.
Yes
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.
2.0
Power
External power adapter
Yes
Design
Color of product *
The colour e.g. red, blue, green, black, white.
Black
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
Width
The measurement or extent of something from side to side.
5,55" (141 mm)
Depth
The distance from the front to the back of something.
6,71" (170,5 mm)
Weight & dimensions
Height
The measurement of the product from head to foot or from base to top.
2,25" (57,2 mm)
Weight
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
USB
Other features
Mac compatibility
Product can be used with Apple Mac software and/or hardware.
Yes
Power requirements
AC: 100 - 240 V, 47- 63 Hz
Read seek
8.9 ms
Storage capacity
The maximum storage capability of the product.
500107 MB
Internal
The product is built in.
Yes
Data transfer rate (max)
The maximum speed with which data can be transmitted from one device to another.
480 Mbit/s
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
Track to track seek time (read/write)
2 ms
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.
USB
Source Testseek summary Average rating
Updated:
2011-10-04
Testseek has collected 17 expert reviews for Western Digital My Book™ Essential Edition, 500GB, 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.
84%
Source Review comments Score
thinkcomputers.org
Updated:
2011-10-04
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...
NONE!...
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...
100%
digitalcameraworld.com
Updated:
2015-02-20
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...
84%
v3.co.uk
Updated:
2011-10-04
A stylish external hard disk drive, but lacks a network option...
80%
techtree.com
Updated:
2011-10-04
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...
60%
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