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Western Digital 500GB Ethernet 500GB White external hard drive

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Western Digital
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500GB Ethernet
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Stand-alone magnetic disk, optical disc or solid state drive that plugs into the computer typically via USB, although eSATA and FireWire are also used. Used for storing and retrieving digital information.
external hard drives
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Long product name Western Digital 500GB Ethernet 500GB White external hard drive :
The short editorial description of Western Digital 500GB Ethernet 500GB White external hard drive

My Book World Edition Storage System for Remote Access and Sharing 500GB, Ethernet

Western Digital 500GB Ethernet 500GB White external hard drive:
The official marketing text of Western Digital 500GB Ethernet 500GB White external hard drive as supplied by the manufacturer
Add this unique remote-access storage system to your wired or wireless network and you’ll have a surprisingly simple and secure way to access and share data and photos, at home, in the office, and anywhere in the world--even when your local computer is off.

Product Features
WD Anywhere Access™ - This storage system and all the files on it are always accessible when you need them, even when your local computer is turned off.

Easy to set up, easy to use - Network setup is a breeze with our unique, powerful remote access software.

Data OnHand™ - From any PC, use Windows Explorer to securely browse through folders on My Book World Edition. Open, edit and save files as though they are right there with you.

Gigabit Ethernet Connection - High-performance 1000/100/10 compatible Ethernet connection.

EMC® Retrospect® Express backup software - Easy-to-use software for scheduled or on-demand file backup.

UPnP enabled - Makes network configuration easy and convenient.

Capacity gauge - See at a glance how much space is available on your storage system.

Quiet and cool - An efficient convection cooling system and a thermostatically controlled fan keep this unit reliably cool and remarkably quiet.
Short summary description Western Digital 500GB Ethernet 500GB White external hard drive:
This short summary of the Western Digital 500GB Ethernet 500GB White external hard drive data-sheet is auto-generated and uses the product title and the first six key specs.
Western Digital 500GB Ethernet, 500 GB, 3.5", 7200 RPM, 1000 Mbit/s, White
Long summary description Western Digital 500GB Ethernet 500GB White external hard drive :

Western Digital 500GB Ethernet. Device type: HDD, Hard drive capacity: 500 GB, Hard drive size: 3.5", Hard drive speed: 7200 RPM. Data transfer rate: 1000 Mbit/s. Colour of product: White

This is an auto-generated long summary of Western Digital 500GB Ethernet 500GB White external hard drive based on the first three specs of the first five spec groups.
Hard drive
Hard drive capacity *
The maximum storage capacity of the hard disk, usually measured in bytes e.g. GB.
500 GB
Hard drive size *
The amount of data that the hard drive can store.
Hard drive speed *
The rotational speed of a hard disk expressed in rotations per minute. The faster the better.
7200 RPM
Device type *
Type or category of the device.
Ports & interfaces
Ethernet LAN
An Ethernet LAN (Local Area Network) interface is present, for a wired conection via a cable.
Data transfer rate *
Rate at which data can be transferred, usually measured in units per second. May vary with network configurations.
1000 Mbit/s
USB powered *
The device can be powered via a USB connection.
Fingerprint reader
A scanner used to identify a person's fingerprint for security purposes. After a sample is taken, access to a computer or other system is granted if the fingerprint matches the stored sample. A PIN may also be used with the fingerprint sample.
Password protection
The computer, smartphone etc. can only be used when the correct password is entered, therefore making it more secure.
Colour of product *
The colour e.g. red, blue, green, black, white.
Operational conditions
Operating temperature (T-T)
The minimum and maximum temperatures at which the product can be safely operated.
5 - 35 °C
Storage temperature (T-T)
The minimum and maximum temperatures at which the product can be safely stored.
-20 - 65 °C
Weight & dimensions
The measurement or extent of something from side to side.
144.3 mm
The distance from the front to the back of something.
56.7 mm
The measurement of the product from head to foot or from base to top.
172.2 mm
Weight of the product without packaging (net weight). If possible, the net weight is given including standard accessories and supplies. Please note that sometimes the manufacturer leaves out the weight of accessories and/or supplies.
1.2 kg
Other features
Average latency
The average duration before a device can start with a job (for example reading a file from a hard disk).
4.2 ms
The product is built in.
Power requirements
100-240 VAC, 47-63 Hz
Read seek
8.9 ms
Track to track seek time (read/write)
2 ms
Connectivity technology
Dimensions (WxDxH)
Dimensions of the product (Width x Depth x Height).
144.3 x 56.7 x 172.2 mm
Source Testseek summary Average rating
Testseek has collected 54 expert reviews for Western Digital WDG1NC5000E external hard drive and the average expert rating is 81 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.
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Like a well-behaved child, Western Digitals latest My Book World Edition is made to be seen and not heard: its impressively quiet, and its glossy white case looks sleek. As with six of the other NAS devices here, you can copy files to and from th...
Western Digital maintains that the stylised hardback design of its My Book external hard drives has proved really popular with the punters. But while its extended the range to take in not just local storage but also network-connected drives, the latte...
Bottom line BitTorrent aside, the My Book World Edition supports all the media streaming protocols all but the most geeky of NAS geeks could want - and pretty much every tech-savvy consumer too. It offers plenty of storage capacity at a low cost - and in a snazzy...
Good DLNA support, Backup software included, design, noise levels...
Bad No Wi-Fi...
Bottom line Small, but powerful the Western Digital MyBook World Edition Network Hard Drive does what it sets out to doKey specsEthernet, USB...
Western Digital has revamped its My Book World NAS device, aiming it at households that need to backup files on multiple machines. Thatll be all of us then. Everybody is talking the backup talk now, but nobody – aside from Microsoft with its expensive...
Good Competitively priced Nice and quiet Good media compatibility...
Bad Fairly bland design No BitTorrent client...
You and your family have a lot of media files; digital photo albums, thousands of MP3s, and hundreds of video clips are stored on your many hard drives. What if there was a way you could store them all in one place and share them with everyone in the f...
Good Easy installation relative to other servers in this review; no-nonsense iTunes server; MioNet backup software is easy to use...
Bad Not Time Machine compatible; lacks more advanced features that other media servers have; no Bit-torrent features. Min specs: Windows XP/Vista, Mac OS X Tiger or Leopard. Data transfer rate: 1 0/100/1000 Mb/sec compatible Ethernet, 1 Operating temperature:...
We've long been encouraging people to invest in Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices. They let you store all your commonly used files, like music, videos, pictures, and maybe even spreadsheets and word processor documents, in a centralised location that...
The latest NAS drive from Western Digital, the My Book World Edition 1TB, uses the ranges familiar chassis, but in white plastic instead of metallic grey. It sports just two ports: Gigabit Ethernet and USB for overflow drives or for adding already-ful...
Good USB for adding more drives, Good networking, Decent capacity...
Bad No printer sharing, Pointless software...
Network hard disks, of which the new Western Digital My Book World is one, sit on a home network and allow users to copy files to and from their computers or from other devices.For instance, you could use one to backup your files automatically every so...
Good Looks good; decent transfer speed; very easy to connect...
Bad 2TB version is not cheap...
Bottom line Not the cheapest network hard disk, but it's easy to use...
The My Book World Edition is Western Digitals latest single drive Nas, and comes in capacities of 1TB and 2TB. It has the ubiquitous My Book capacity gauge along its spine and features a USB 2 port next to the Gigabit Ethernet socket on the rear. The...
Western Digitals MyBook World Edition network-attached storage (NAS) device is a great option for storing and streaming high-definition media around your home. However its performance takes a hit when transferring a lot of small files and a premium remote access account costs extra. Though it looks similar, there are quite a few differences with the earlier Western Digital MyBook World Edition II. The Western Digital MyBook World Edition has a glossy white case and shares the same rounded book...
Good Great HD playback capability, passively cooled, good media and server functionality, MioNet remote access...
Bad Small files have slower transfer speeds, no integrated print server, can’t easily replace or upgrade hard drive...
Bottom line The Western Digital MyBook World Edition is an easy to use, media-centric NAS device with the ability to play high-definition content without fault. Its server capabilities aren’t comprehensive, however...
This latest in the long line of ‘My Book’ external hard drives from Western Digital takes a different approach, giving you a full NAS solution by means of a Gigabit Ethernet connection and the ability to access it from anywhere in the world. W...
Product Code: WDH1NC10000E The 1TB Western Digital My Book World Edition is a handsomely styled, well-ventilated single-drive NAS box that streams normal and high-resolution media flawlessly. It also proved easy to configure via browser, with attrac...
Bottom line The WD My Book World Edition is a smart and house-friendly solution for storing files on your local network. With the added software and services, it also provides valuable remote access and automatic backup capabilities, even if the remote aspect cou...
If youre a novice user looking for a plug-and-play network storage device, the AU$399 (for the 1TB version, AU$699 for 2TB) Western Digital My Book World Edition is a sound buy. It has much improved performance over Western Digitals last edition and...
Good Easy to use as shared storage, Very fast performance, Great design, Affordable...
Bad No RAID support, Hard drive is not user serviceable, Lack of common features found in many NAS servers, Plugandplay features only works with Windows Vista or Mac OS X, MioNet remote access service is useless...
Bottom line The Western Digital My Book World Edition is a fast, simple to use, plug and play NAS server that unfortunately lacks many features and has sub-par remote access performance.
Gear ReviewsWestern Digital My Book World Edition 1TB Network Hard Drive By BerwynComputer kit08 May 2008 11:12An Interesting bit of kit I bought recently was the Western Digital My Book World Edition 1TB Network Hard Drive. I wanted a network drive to...
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