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Western Digital My Book Elite 2TB

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It’s been close to 3 years since I first bought my first external HDD, a Western Digital My Book with 500GB capacity. I think it was the largest at that time.


Wd Mybook Elite • Western Digital My Book Elite 2Tb

Nowadays, they come in 2 terabytes a pop like this WD My Book Elite. It’s still self-powered and connects via USB 2.0 but the form factor has somewhat become smaller and more portable.

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We ran PassMark Disk Test to see how it performs and got the following results:

Disk Benchmark • Western Digital My Book Elite 2Tb

That’s 20.5MB/s sequential disk read, 17.5MB/s sequential disk write and 2.18MB/s random seek and write.

The external drive also comes with a digital indicator up front that shows, in real-time, amount of free space as well as breakdown of file categories (e.g. pictures, music, videos, documents, system files, etc.). The backup software is also simple and intuitive and storing and retrieving files from the device is pretty easy and straight-forward (I wonder if I can use the same software with my 3-year old WD My Book).

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Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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Snitch
Snitch
11 years ago

I read that there’s a My Book Elite External Hard Drive – 1 TB, USB 2.0. Would you know:

– Where in Metro Manila I could get one and;
– How much it costs?

Thanks!

I actually like that 2TB version, kaya lang baka hindi kaya ng budget ko. :)

fr0stbyte
fr0stbyte
12 years ago

Why do you guys want USB 3.0 on these mechanical-based EHDDs? You’re better off with eSATA or FireWire at least. The sluggishness of mechanical hard-disks will not be able to saturate the bandwidth provided by USB 3.0. It’s like riding a water-buffalo on the Autobahn of Germany. You can speed through but you won’t be able to utilize the non-restrictive speed limits.

Now if we’re talking ’bout SSDs, it would be much more sensible option.

Jhay
12 years ago

2TB for a USB 2.0 port may be a mis-match but how common are eSATA or Firewire ports on laptops or desktops these days?

choosypinony
12 years ago

how long will these rigs last with your usage abe?

Jes
Jes
12 years ago

For 2TB, sana USB3.0 na

caterine101
12 years ago

how much ;)

kris
kris
12 years ago

Nice review! We will keep you posted regarding the new products of Western Digital. Cheers!

kris
kris
12 years ago

Hi Yuga! Kris here fro Swiftsure Group Inc. MSRP for the My Book Elite drives ranges from P6,750.00 to 12,150.00 depending on capacity.Many thanks and more power!

StrayArrow
12 years ago

How much sir? …. gonna check the stores today but I bet its not yet availale here in the Visayas.

blued888
12 years ago

Only USB 2.0 for 2TB of data? They should’ve made eSATA and Firewire interfaces standard with an external hard drive that huge.

kesterbt
kesterbt
12 years ago

ang cute naman nito , sana ok lang yung price hindi masyadong masakit sa bulsa =))

CarloBlogg Online 3.0
12 years ago

2TB! WHOAH! personally, tinatarget ko nga lang ung 250G ba yun, para mabackup lhat ng pics ko.
nice gadget sir Yuga. Magpapaprize kadin ba ng ganyan? HEHE :D

rico
rico
12 years ago

nice. having a drive this big, it would be sweeter if seagate or wb could release sooner the usb 3.0 powered ext.drives in the first half of the year. more motherboards and peripherals will soon utilize this technology.

Calvin
12 years ago

uy nice. self-powered 2TB external disk. how much you got it for abe?

daddy joey
12 years ago

2 Terabytes!? 8)

laurence
laurence
12 years ago

i would love to have one of this….
anu po ung price kuya abe???

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