Summary: Not sure about manufacturer's warranty but I will look around into details. Hopefully there's something that'll be able to be done about this issue.
Pros: USB 3.0, 1TB of storage, Great portable drive, Had some pretty decent speeds via 3.0 on 2.0 it was just about average. Cable is of decent length and a rather thick gauge. Works great for me but may be a preference issue.
Cons: Died after 6 months of use. I've tried different cables and plugging it in multiple computers and other devices and it just simply won't read anymore. Will just power up and do diddly squat. I used this as a backup drive and as for files as well. Having this fail on me was a real drag for I don't...
Summary: Dropped about 3 feet onto a cement floor. Could read parts of it but not all. Disk fix and reformat both failed. Really miss the old Samsung external drives the the protective cover. Could make Windows 7 image backups to it, but could only find them when connected to a usb 2 plug.
Pros: Quiet. No issues until I dropped it.
Cons: Seemed about the same speed on a new usb3 computer as on an older usb2 rig. Not sure what was going on there.
Summary: I had little over 700GB on it, copied a few things over quickly that my sister needed, clicked safely remove, plugged it into sisters laptop, hardrive said unrecognized/needs to be formatted. So I hook it back up to my computer thinking its a problem with her computer ports, but nope!
Pros: Good speed No external power adapter needed Decent space Very portable
Cons: Cord could be longer Unreliable (see Other thoughts)
Summary: I've ordered several products from Newegg and this is the first problem I've ever had. I'd send it back for a replacement but I need it now and don't want to wait for another one to be shipped. Even with a few scuffs and scratches, $99.99 is a good deal to me for this product.
Pros: Great unit. At $99.99 the price was right. Free shipping! Really fast delivery!
Cons: The hard drive is advertised as "new". The unit I recieved is obviously used or refurbished as it is scratched and scuffed up on the outside. The hard drive is clean but the unit I recieved is not brand new.
Summary: After a year of faithful service, the connector has gotten so flaky that I have to delicately balance the cable otherwise the drive drops out of my OS and I get corruption errors. Unfortunately, because it's not an SATA drive internally, I can't pull it out and use it that way..
Pros: Small, requires no external power supply
Cons: Micro USB connector is tiny, uncommon, and fragile. Internal drive not usable as standard SATA drive.
Summary: If you already have 2 USB 3.0 drives, expect problems with this drive. Hopefully there will be a software update to address this soon.
Pros: sleek design and more compact than the older WD portables. usb 3.0
Cons: cable is really short, so for comp cases with top mounted usb ports you have to set it on top of the case if possible or let it just hang there. If you already have 2 3.0 external drives connected, you will have SEVERAL issues. Other drives not recongnized when booting, file transfer errors...
Summary: General comments: First of all, this drive is really small, a little bit heavier, thicker and wider than the previous generation Passport but much much shorter. It has almost a square shape. Upon pluggin in, you will have 930 GB free space, which is not that bad.
Summary: Ok so here's the deal. WD used to sell ordinary hard drives. Good prices. Decent reliability. Just hard drives like everyone else. I own two of the earlier generation 500GB drives and I love them. That was then.