REVIEW: Western Digital My Book Essential 3TB external hard drive

If you're looking to do some super-quick, super-painless PC spring cleaning, you'll want to grab an external hard drive with USB 3.0 transfer speeds. Western Digital's My Book Essential range offers as much as a massive 3TB of external storage, and transfer speeds three times as fast as USB 2.0 thanks to their USB 3.0 connectivity options. We took a 3TB model for a spin. Read on for our thoughts!

Western Digital's 2TB Caviar Green HD is ready for ordering, if you have need to store 500,000 MP3s


Not only has the newest Western Digital Caviar drive got more storage capacity than a dog’s brain, the 2TB hard drive has also been designed to be environmentally sound, with WD suggesting it consumes 4-5 watts less energy than competing HDs.

Coming with a 32MB cache and a SATA-II interface for hooking it into your PC, the drive’s appearing for pre-order right now. One bewilderingly in-depth and unnecessarily lengthy six page review can be summarised…