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Western Digital 500GB Ethernet 500GB White external hard drive

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500GB Ethernet
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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 500GB Ethernet 500GB White external hard drive :
The short editorial description of Western Digital 500GB Ethernet 500GB White external hard drive

My Book World Edition Storage System for Remote Access and Sharing 500GB, Ethernet

Western Digital 500GB Ethernet 500GB White external hard drive:
The official marketing text of Western Digital 500GB Ethernet 500GB White external hard drive as supplied by the manufacturer
Add this unique remote-access storage system to your wired or wireless network and you’ll have a surprisingly simple and secure way to access and share data and photos, at home, in the office, and anywhere in the world--even when your local computer is off.

Product Features
WD Anywhere Access™ - This storage system and all the files on it are always accessible when you need them, even when your local computer is turned off.

Easy to set up, easy to use - Network setup is a breeze with our unique, powerful remote access software.

Data OnHand™ - From any PC, use Windows Explorer to securely browse through folders on My Book World Edition. Open, edit and save files as though they are right there with you.

Gigabit Ethernet Connection - High-performance 1000/100/10 compatible Ethernet connection.

EMC® Retrospect® Express backup software - Easy-to-use software for scheduled or on-demand file backup.

UPnP enabled - Makes network configuration easy and convenient.

Capacity gauge - See at a glance how much space is available on your storage system.

Quiet and cool - An efficient convection cooling system and a thermostatically controlled fan keep this unit reliably cool and remarkably quiet.
Short summary description Western Digital 500GB Ethernet 500GB White external hard drive:
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Western Digital 500GB Ethernet, 500 GB, 3.5", 7200 RPM, HDD, 1000 Mbit/s, White
Long summary description Western Digital 500GB Ethernet 500GB White external hard drive :

Western Digital 500GB Ethernet. Hard drive capacity: 500 GB, Hard drive size: 3.5", Hard drive speed: 7200 RPM. Data transfer rate: 1000 Mbit/s. Color of product: White. Width: 5.68" (144.3 mm), Depth: 2.23" (56.7 mm), Height: 6.78" (172.2 mm). Average latency: 4.2 ms, Power requirements: 100-240 VAC, 47-63 Hz, Read seek: 8.9 ms

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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 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.
Ports & interfaces
Ethernet LAN
An Ethernet LAN (Local Area Network) interface is present, for a wired conection via a cable.
Data transfer rate *
Rate at which data can be transferred, usually measured in units per second. May vary with network configurations.
1000 Mbit/s
USB powered *
The device can be powered via a USB connection.
Fingerprint reader
A scanner used to identify a person's fingerprint for security purposes. After a sample is taken, access to a computer or other system is granted if the fingerprint matches the stored sample. A PIN may also be used with the fingerprint sample.
Password protection
The computer, smartphone etc. can only be used when the correct password is entered, therefore making it more secure.
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.
5.68" (144.3 mm)
The distance from the front to the back of something.
2.23" (56.7 mm)
The measurement of the product from head to foot or from base to top.
6.78" (172.2 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.
2.65 lbs (1.2 kg)
Other features
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
The product is built in.
Power requirements
100-240 VAC, 47-63 Hz
Read seek
8.9 ms
Track to track seek time (read/write)
2 ms
Connectivity technology
Dimensions (WxDxH)
Dimensions of the product (Width x Depth x Height).
5.68 x 2.23 x 6.78" (144.3 x 56.7 x 172.2 mm)
Source Testseek summary Average rating
Testseek has collected 54 expert reviews for Western Digital WDG1NC5000E external hard drive and the average expert rating is 81 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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Today Western Digital (WD) introduced the new My Book World Edition, a network hard-drive that offers plug and play installation and automatic continuous backups making it easy to keep all the data on all of your PCs safe. The My Book World Edition is...
The Western Digital My Book range are network attached storage devices. The World edition is easy to set up, comes in 1TB or 2TB varieties and has some attractive features bundled in the stylish design. It is available at an affordable price and well...
Western Digital’s My Book World Edition is a networked attached storage (NAS) system from a major original equipment manufacturer whose drives are purchased and rebranded for inclusion in networked hard drives from competing industry vendors. Although...
Good My Book World Edition is rich in features. Technical support is available in nine languages...
Bad The warranty expires after one year. There is only one USB port.
Bottom line My Book World Edition has a rich feature set for the price...
A network-attached storage device (NAS, for short) isnt a new concept. Essentially external hard drives with networking capabilities, NASs are miniature home servers designed for file sharing and backup. Until recently, though, they’ve bee...
Good Easy setup; works right out of the box; media, iTunes server for computers, gaming consoles, and other UPnP and DLNA devices; USB port for additional storage; supports a wide variety of media-file formats; backup software for up to five computers; rem...
Bad Hard drive not user serviceable; file-transfer speeds may be long depending on networking method you use; hiccups with wireless video streaming...
Bottom line The backup software and remote access are nice pluses, but the My Book World Edition’s media-server capability alone is worth the price...
Network hard disks, of which the new Western Digital My Book World is one, sit on a home network and allow users to copy files to and from their computers or from other devices.For instance, you could use one to backup your files automatically every so...
Good Looks good; decent transfer speed; very easy to connect...
Bad 2TB version is not cheap...
Bottom line Not the cheapest network hard disk, but its easy to use Good points Looks good; decent transfer speed; very easy to connect Bad points 2TB version is not cheap...
Don't store it vertically Western Digital wants you to have a NAS box. Yes, you, Joe Consumer. A NAS box so easy your grandmother can set it up, but powerful enough that you can use it from anywhere. WD’s solution: a one-drive, non-user-serviceable sla...
Good Easy to configure; easy media streaming; stylish.
Bad Easy to knock over if stored vertically; not userserviceable.
by Chris Holt, You and your family have a lot of media files; digital photo albums, thousands of MP3s, and hundreds of video clips are stored on your many hard drives. What if there was a way you could store them all in one place and share...
Good Easy installation relative to other servers in this review; no-nonsense iTunes server; MioNet backup software is easy to use.
Bad Not Time Machine compatible; lacks more advanced features that other media servers have; no bit torrent features.
Bottom line The first generation of home media servers has only recently hit the market, so it is difficult to gauge who is truly ahead of the field. Still, users will enjoy the simplicity of the My Book; its intuitive interface and stripped down menus make it a...
Your files, all over the world…or at least all over the house.We still have fond memories of our Apple IIe with dual 5 1/4-inch floppy drives. At the time, it was a miracle that a simple hole-punch was the only thing we needed to convert those 180K...
Good Simple to set up. Support for Apple Filesharing Protocol makes for seamless sharing with your Macs. Built-in iTunes, UPnP, and DLNA servers.
Bad Documentation shortchanges Mac users. Admin interface and online sharing can be slow.
Bottom line Dead-simple setup and cool extras make the MyBook World a great NAS for home or small office use. We just wish the documentation was more complete for Mac users.MyBook World Edition...
Online media-storage services have their downsides: The free services usually have slow speeds and cap your storage, and the per-gigabyte monthly charges of the pay sites can add up fast. Western Digitals My Book World Edition may be a better...
Good Tons of local storage; Web access to your files; easy setup...
Bad Web access requires Java download and install; mediocre write times; single drive means one point of failure...
Bottom line Local storage with an Internet twist makes the My Book external drive a good choice for hoarding, sharing, and backing up files...
Video Review: Would you like to access your files from anywhere in the world, at any time? Well, the My Book World hard drive can do that for you, and Chris Hardwick is here to let you know what he thinks of it...
If you want to back up to an external drive wirelessly -- or you want to access your drive's contents when you're away from home, over the Internet -- you'll need a network-attached storage (NAS) drive. That might sound complicated, but experts say the...
Good Simple to set up and use, Contents can be backed up to USB drives, Streams music, movies and photos, Quiet...
Bad Remote dataaccess feature is slow, No BitTorrent or printer server support...
At a time when people are storing more data than ever before and more households have multiple computers (and networked devices) in them there is a growing need for connected storage. Something like a network-attached storage (NAS) device is the ideal...
NAS is a naughty word for some companies, who think such acronyms are too scary for the majority of consumers and therefore not to be uttered out loud. They're probably right.If you need somewhere safe to store your collected digital media, the key is...
Bottom line The WD My Book World Edition is a smart and house-friendly solution for storing files on your local network. With the added software and services, it also provides valuable remote access and automatic backup capabilities, even if the remote aspect cou...
Western Digital’s My Book World Edition creates an instant hub of entertainment at home or a centralized depot of information for the office within seconds of powering on that also makes backing up painless and easy. If you’re looking for something th...
External hard disks that can be attached directly to a home network for use by multiple computers have been around for a few years now. They’re valuable tools, making it likelier that all your files on every machine will be backed up, and allowing musi...
With performance that doesn’t live up to the promise of its gigabit Ethernet port, no UPnP media, FTP or print services, and an iffy remote-access option, the My Book World Edition doesn’t have a lot to recommend it.
The 1TB Western Digital My Book World Edition is a handsomely styled, well-ventilated single-drive NAS box that streamed normal and high-resolution media flawlessly. It also proved easy to configure via browser, with attractive basic- and advanced-mode...
Good Streams media flawlessly, Easy to configure via browser...
Bad Some settings and controls may confuse users...
Updated 3/16/2009: Added LinkStation Live CHL in Performance Section Spring is a time of rebirth and it seems that some NAS makers are taking the season to heart. I recently looked at Buffalos successful revamping of its LinkStation Pro, which inclu...
Good 3 to 5 X faster than the original MBW, Low Power consumption, Very good performance vs. price...
Bad Only one USB port, Problematic USB drive formatting, Cant schedule USB backukps...
Bottom line Much faster version of WDs best-selling single-drive NAS with media serving and more...
With the rapid rise of laptops and netbooks, more homes have multiple computers and gigabit data networks these days. According to a July 2008 report, 170 million households around the world have some sort of a data network, which is an impressive f...
Bottom line The WD 2TB My Book World Edition II is a very simple to use Network Attached Storage (NAS) device that you should look into if you don't backup your data on a regular basis...
The old adage, "looks can be deceiving," applies very well to the Western Digital My Book World Edition network-attached storage (NAS) device. With its small and simplistic physical design, housed in white plastic, and featuring only a set of white LE...
Bottom line The WD My Book World Edition truly impressed us with its combination of performance and features. The fact that it can equally meet the needs of general consumers and tech-savvy users is a testament to the devices flexibility and usefulness. There wa...
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