Summary: My 500g is finally dead after working on and off for about 2 years. During the 2 yrs, I never felt it reliable, sometimes, you can get access to it, often times, you just have to reboot your computer in order to find it. It is terrible!
Summary: This piece of junk failed after 2 years-- one day my PC simply would not recognize it. Cost me over $500 in data recovery. I never dropped it or did anything to make it fail. It just crapped out. I replaced it with a Seagate.
Summary: I purchased this unit for my iMac G5 over a year ago. It had a good price, and good amount of storage space so I thought this would be a good solution for my backups. Ever since I got it I've only been able to back up my data about 3 times.
Summary: Listen...It works GREAT for a FEW months then...it completely fails to be read by any computer. Years worth of pictures and business documents were transferred to it are now GONE!! ...and they want to charge me 600-2400 dollars to see if they can fix it.
Summary: I bought the WD "My Book" external hard drive because it was on sale and it had SO MUCH memory. I didn't expect the thing to go buggy on me right away. The first thing WD's "My Book" did was to "drop" itself from my PC. It was always wandering off somewhere where my OS couldn't find it.
Summary: I am a reasonably tech savvy person (I could build my own computer easily) and I think this hard drive works well. It hasn't broken down on me, it's consistent, and it hasn't lost or deleted any files without my input. Really, what more can you ask in an external hard drive?
Summary: Died after 10 months Used on a Vista OS. Also had to often unplug and replug it in to get my computer to see it. All to often it just wasn't there. That is you couldn't find it in windows Explorer. So person isn't going to send it back to the manufacterer with your data on it.