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MyBook not working? Smack it!

Western Digital's "MyBook" drives are very convenient and popular storage options, but if the drive stops working then you might have success by giving it a quick love tap.

By Mar. 14, 2011


Western Digital ships 3TB Mybook Studio drive for Macs

Western Digital announces the availability of a single-volume 3TB external hard drive for Macs.

By Jul. 7, 2011


Western Digital MyBook World Edition NAS server

The Western Digital MyBook World Edition is a simple-to-use NAS drive that makes remote access and file sharing easy for even beginners. Only its slow data transfer speed gives us pause.

By May. 14, 2007

3.5 stars Editor's rating May. 14, 2007

MSRP: $249.99


Hot deal: MyBook 80GB hard drive, $50

80GB external hard drive is on offer at a 50% reduction.

By Dec. 13, 2007

Editors' Take

My Book Essential Edition

The Western Digital MyBook Essential Edition external hard drive is a slightly pared-down version of the MyBook Premium Edition. It's a good option if you need additional storage without backup software.

By Jun. 15, 2006


My Book Premium Edition

If write speed isn't a top priority, the Western Digital MyBook is a good deal at around $300 for a 500GB drive. It'll look good on your desk or bookshelf, too.

By Jun. 15, 2006

3.5 stars Editor's rating Jun. 15, 2006

Seagate Pushbutton Backup Hard Drive (750GB)

The 750GB Seagate Pushbutton Backup drive packs a lot of data into a small space. Unfortunately, it's a bit pokey when writing data to the drive, which would be frustrating to anyone who backs up a lot.

By Aug. 6, 2006

3 stars Editor's rating Aug. 6, 2006

MSRP: $559.99


Get a 2TB external hard drive for $69.99 shipped

No rebates! The Hitachi XL Desk offers a whopping two terabytes of external-storage goodness for just 70 bucks out the door.

By Jul. 28, 2011


WD debuts fast, simple home NAS

All your digital music, photos, and movies a bit too spread out? Western Digital's My Book Live could be the plug-and-play answer.

By Oct. 7, 2010


AirPort 7.4.2 firmware update causing USB hard drives to lose connectivity

Users have reported that the latest AirPort firmware update (7.4.2) has caused the external hard drives connected to their AirPort Extremes via USB to lose connectivity after only a few minutes of operation.

By Jul. 1, 2009