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Old 05-13-2006, 12:26 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Went to Staples yesterday cause the WD 250gb Media Center external hdd's were on sale for $90 (regularly $199) but they were out so they gave me a 250gb My Book Essential (regularly $169) at the same sale price and said I can switch it if I want so I need to know. Thanks
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i'm not familiar with the second product but i personally believe WD is one of the best if not the best hdd manufacturer, so i would swap it if possible. well why not take the one that is worth more any way. glad to see that they offered to exchange it when possible because it almost sounds like bait advertising.
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They're actually both western digitals, you must have missed the poll. Yeah I don't think it's bait advertising but not sure. It was an anniversary sale "while supplies last" so I'm kinda surprised they even gave me a replacement instead of saying "sorry they're all gone." I'll probably swap it for the more expensive one unless someone here thinks I should keep the My Book. It doesn't come with backup software like the Media Center, but according to the sales guy it has better cooling. Any more thoughts would be appreciated cause they said if I do decide to swap I gotta do it pretty soon.
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i'll keep bumpin' this **** till i get some more answers! lol....BUMP
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This is the WD External Harddrive I have; http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822144385

It is almost completely silent. The only times I hear it is when it starts up, or when I haven't used it for a while and I use a file that is on it. Also it stays almost completely cool. I don't know how the Media Center or My Book do, but I would just swap that hard drive for the more expensive one, as it probably has better stats and I wouldn't really worry too much about the cooling, as WD does a great job anyway.
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they're just external harddrives. ...
hopefully they would both to the job...
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Cool, thanks. I actually ended up keeping the My Book eventhough it's worth 20 bucks less. Looks pretty sweet compared to the other one and so far working good
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