Good or bad? Western Digital My Book Essential Edition 640GB 3.5" External Hard Drive

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  1. wallstreetcrash macrumors regular

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    The Western Digital My Book Essential Edition 640GB 3.5" External Hard Drive

    Is it quiet? Does it have a fan. Any other views?

    Thanks
     
  2. rdowty macrumors 6502a

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    I've got the 500gb version I used with Time Machine. There's no fan that I can detect. The drive itself is also quiet but it won't be the same as in the 640gb model so that won't help you much.
     
  3. wallstreetcrash thread starter macrumors regular

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    That is good news, just need someone with a 640 drive to confirm that there is no fan.
     
  4. danny_w macrumors 601

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    I've also got the 500gb model at work, and I have the 320gb and 750gb models with firewire and eSata at home. All have been very quiet and have never given any problems at all. I also have 2 of the bare WD 640gb SE16 drives in a Drobo at home and they have been working great so far (I have only had them a few weeks though).
     
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  6. Luap macrumors 65816

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    I have 500gb and 1Tb MyBook drives. Both are quiet and both perfectly reliable so far :)
     

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