35 of 35 people found the following review helpful
Great external drive,
This review is from: Western Digital 500GB "My Book" Premium 1C External Hard Drive USB2.0/Firewire - Retail kit (Personal Computers)
I've tried many external enclosures and none have been as good as this. It's very quiet, keeps the hard drive cool enough (a big problem with external drives without fans) due to its good ventilation design that doesn't use a fan.
A big advantage of this drive is that it stops the hard drive spinning after a period of time and automatically switches it into standby when the PC is switched off or put into standby. After powering up the PC the "My Book" automatically powers backup seamlessly. I use the Firewire connection and that seems to be the quickest.
Only problem I can see is that after a power failure, or you disconnect the power supply, you have to press the button on the front to switch it on.