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Western Digital 1 TB My Book Home Edition External Hard Drive

With our important files bloating into gigabytes, traditional back-up media like CDs and DVDs are no longer practical. The future of back-up solutions lie with external hard disk drives that not only have large storage capacities but are also much easier to use and provide far better performance.

Now that hard drives are available in capacities of 1 TB, companies like Western Digital are using them to create external storage solutions of up to 2 terabytes in capacity.

Today, we are going to take a look at one of the new external hard drives - the 1 TB Western Digital My Book Home Edition external hard drive, and see what the fuss is all about.

For more details, read our Comprehensive Review!

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• US$ 299.99

Lowest PriceGrabber Price


Comprehensive Review


• WDH1CS10000N (Pan America)
• WDH1CS10000C (China)
• WDH1CS10000S (Multi-City Asia)
• WDH1CS10000E (Europe / Middle East / Africa)
• WDH1CS10000A (Australia / New Zealand)

Formatted Capacity

• 1 Terabyte

Cache Buffer



• FireWire 400
• USB 2.0

Maximum External Transfer Rate

• eSATA : 3 Gb/s
• FireWire 400 : 400 Mbits/s
• USB 2.0 : 480 Mbits/s


• 166 mm
• 6.5 inches


• 137 mm
• 5.4 inches


• 54 mm
• 2.1 inches


• 1.15 g
• 2.5 lb

Power Requirements

• 100-240 V AC
• 47-63 Hz

Ambient Temperature

• 5 °C to 35 °C (Operating)
• -20 °C to 65 °C (Non-Operating)


• 3 Years Limited Warranty


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