Reviews and Problems with Western Digital My Passport Essential 2.5" 5400rpm USB 3.0 (WDBACY series/ WDBADB series)
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Died and is not repairable.
J. Burke, Amazon
29 November 2013
Summary: With fairly light use it died in less than two years. That's bad enough, but when I opened it up with the idea of swapping out the hard with an extra one I have, I discovered that they are custom made hard drives. The USB connector that you plug the cable into is soldered onto the hard drive.
Summary: I have never written a product review (good or bad) before. This product is so bad that it shouldn't even be on the market. The one thing you want to know when you buy a hard drive is that you can rely on it - you want to know that you can access your data.
Summary: I purchased 2 of these. After a week one stopped working and WD replaced it. Now 5 months later both of the devices I have been using have ceased working. When I attach the drive I get a message from from out of the blue that says the disk "was not repairable"--- .
Warning, Very Disappointing--This Product Has Changed
Dutton Peabody, Editor "C D Mann", Amazon
31 March 2012
Summary: The first ones were great little drives. However, the newer ones have a really bad micro USB connection that does NOT want to stay connected. So, if a butterfly flaps it wings 100 yards away, the cable comes unplugged. Totally unacceptable for what absolutely needs to be a rock solid product.
Summary: I bought this to have a separate backup storage of digital pictures. The drive's packaging claimed to take about 54 seconds to transfer 500 pictures over USB 3,0, and 2 minutes over USB 2.0. I tried this on 3 different computers total.
Summary: I loved the size and weight of this for travel and the price seemed quite reasonable. I hooked it up and got several gigs of data transferred over and was feeling pretty good about it. Two days later, the drive failed.
Summary: Hey guys, You might be thinking what I was a week ago: it's cheap, the reviews are pretty good, maybe you owned a WD drive in the past and it sucked then, but at this point it was a few years ago, so maybe they've improved, right? Wrong.