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It's a black box that stores data,
This review is from: Western Digital My Book Essential Edition 1TB USB 2.0 External Hard Drive (Personal Computers)What can I say?
It's a black box, you put data on it, and read data off it.
I've had one for 4 months, and used it everyday without any problems. It doesn't run hot, it doesn't make any noticeable noise - when sat next to my PC.
The blue light on the from steps up and down to indicate the drive being accessed.
It comes with an external 'lump-in-line' power supply, and a USB lead to connect it to your computer.
It comes ready formatted to FAT32. Plug and play via USB2 to any recent PC (mine's Windows XP) and it just appears as an addition drive. No set up required, no software installation required.
I can't say if it's better than any other drive, but it does what it should do. - It's a black box, you put data on it, and read data off it, without any fuss.