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  • Gadgets 4.5 out of 5

    Western Digital My Passport Ultra review

    By 2 December 2013

    Portable hard drives aren't that glamorous, but when Western Digital offered to send over a USB 3.0 hard drive, it mentioned something interesting - that it was aimed at students going back to school. A TV-style flashback then commenced as we remembered...

  • Home Cinema 4.5 out of 5

    Western Digital WD TV Play review

    By 12 November 2013

    With smart TVs becoming more popular, those with older sets they don't want to replace might want to look for something to add media playback features and online content from a separate box. The WD TV Play is one such a device. Small, light, cheap and...

  • Apps

    APP OF THE DAY: WD 2go Pro review (iPad / iPhone)

    By 30 March 2012

    With people even more obsessed with clouds today than William Wordsworth was back in the 1800s, it makes sense that network attached storage (NAS) box manufacturers are keen to jump on the bandwagon. However, it's all well and good calling something a...

  • Home Cinema 4 out of 5

    Western Digital WD Livewire Powerline AV Network Kit review

    By 8 March 2011

    We've heard a lot about internet TVs of late, and with all the big manufacturers recently unveiling the latest versions of their web-based offerings, this trend isn't unlikely to go away any time soon. In fact, it's expected to take off in a big way this...

  • Home Cinema 4.5 out of 5

    Western Digital WD TV Live review

    By 2 December 2009

    Western Digital had been rather quiet on the media streaming/jukebox market until it turned up with the barnstorming WD TV late last year; a device that offered the support, usability and performance the market was screaming for and only lacked the ability...

  • Online 4 out of 5

    Western Digital My Book World Edition Network Home Drive review

    By 1 May 2009

    Hard drives are good for backup, but they are also good for sharing content around your home on the plethora of PCs and Macs you've probably got. Unless you've stumped for Apple's Time Capsule, Western Digital believes it has the answer with the 1TB My...

  • Online 4 out of 5

    Western Digital My Book Mac Edition hard drive (1TB) review

    By 3 February 2009

    It sounds dull, but if you haven't already, you need to think of a backup plan for your pictures, video, documents and everything else you've got crammed on to your computer. Western Digital thinks it's got Mac users covered with the My Book Mac. But...

  • Home Cinema 4 out of 5

    Western Digital WD TV review

    By 13 November 2008

    The rise of HD content, be it from your camcorder, digital camera or downloaded from the Internet, has lead to a rise in options for storing and conveying this media to your television for optimal viewing. Some of these solutions have fallen far short...

  • Online 4 out of 5

    Western Digital My Book Passport Essential hard drive review

    By 26 June 2008

    Western Digital has aggressively been attacking the mobile external storage market in recent months, constantly adding more capacity while dropping the price. This makes the 320GB capacity of this latest My Book Passport even more compelling. The design...

  • Online 4 out of 5

    Western Digital My Passport Studio hard drive review

    By 11 June 2008

    The Western Digital My Passport Studio hard drive packs up to 320GB of storage into a device no bigger than a Moleskine notebook, but has Western Digital had to cut too many corners to get it to this size? We start saving files to find out. Small, compact...

  • Online 4 out of 5

    Western Digital My Book Studio Edition review

    By 26 November 2007

    The PC in the typical home is becoming the hub for all our media – music, photos and videos, so it pays to have as much backup storage has possible. The My Book range is about at attractive as current external hard drives get. As the name suggests,...