Reviews and Problems with Western Digital My Book for Mac (WDBEKS0020HBK / WDBEKS0030HBK)
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Disconnects itself regularly on Mac
5 October 2014
Summary: Constantly disconnects with my iMac. The company's website makes it sound like other things could be the problem: maybe you’re connected to a hub, maybe you don't have the latest driver. I’ve updated to the latest driver and I’ve tried connecting it directly into the iMac instead of through a hub, and it didn't help. My solution: I dragged the icon to the lower right corner of my screen where I can always see if it's there.
Summary: The WD hard drive is perfect, I bought it refurbished but it has worked fine with no issues whatsoever. I would highly recommend this hard drive to any Mac user out there because this device has been flawless for me.
Summary: So far a decent solution for storing RAW camera files. The drive is slow to wake up sometimes. I get the feeling it's getting in the way of the other tasks I do regularly on the computer (iMac.) Speed is not great, but good enough for now I guess.
Summary: I bought this about a year ago and it's been running strong! Great product and has plenty of memory! Strongly Recommended if you have a mac. I did try to reformat part of the hard drive to use on windows but I wasn't successful, I'm sure if I played around with it more I could get it to work though.
Summary: I needed to backup my Macbook air. I've got 3 other drives and keep running out of space. I have a USB 3 port on the MBAir and am glad I got this. The Thunderbolt drive was an expensive alternate. Connected the drive to my MBair to back up. First time back up was about 50GB and took about an hour. Maybe because it was the first time to this drive. It is connected to my computer all the time for Time Machine backups. About 500MB backup takes less than a minute.
Summary: We've seen many issues with usb3.0 remaining mounted in OSX. This device is connected directly to the back of my Mac Mini. It has never lost it's connection. Absolutely no complaint. And....Amazon's processing and delivery is usually excellent!
Summary: This hard drive works flawlessly with my Mac computer. To me, it's just like an always available super memory stick that backs up the items you just can't afford to lose. I've backed up more than 20,000 family photos just in case my computer fails. Great product!
Summary: Item arrived well packaged and in working order but had a habit of unlatching itself after sitting idle. This was extremely annoying as I had my iTunes library linked to this drive and I had to turn off the computer and turn it back on again to re-latch the drive. Two things corrected this, first getting rid of the maintenance software that came with the drive and then a hardware update from the WD website.
Summary: Over all it is doing its expected job; But keeps starting every two minutes; Don't know what some thing starts running and it's whirring noise comes up and the computer freezes up for a while until its running is done.