Summary: This hard drive is a huge disappointment. The Smartware backup software is complex and did not work. I tried to use the drive for normal storage, but kept getting "write protected". When connected to the computer, it appeared in Windows Explorer as a CD drice with only a few MB of capacity. I am having to return itto the supplier.
Summary: Been using this hard drive for a few weeks now and I'm really pleased with it. It's VERY small, quiet and does everything I want it to. The back up software works easily and has backed up everything I want it to with ease. It keeps all my back ups up to date too using the continuous back up functionality. No need for a power cable either like my old Iomega hard drive - but then again, I did buy that when God as a boy. The price is very good too. Don't hesitate - get one!
Summary: I bought this disc from Macrontronics,without knowing it is sent from Hong Kong. I have run the back up . I started at 2pm and at 11:30pm (9 hours 30min later) it backed up /copied 149GB of 351.24GB I left it over night. At 8:00am. It shows the back up was completed. (I do not know exactly how long it took to finish) Provided that I have updated Window, Software, Microsoft..net framework, SES driver etc.... as I was suggested by WD, IT IS VERY VERY SLOW TO BACK UP.
Summary: I bought this drive because overall the reviews where pretty good, and I needed a drive to do my Time Machine backups on my Mac. It looks great, huge capacity, good price. And I wanted a unit that did not need a seperate power supply. Followed the WD instructions that said there software would run in conjunction with time machine. NOT TRUE! The drive kept dropping off line in the middle of the back ups. Contacted there support.
Summary: Hi 4 weeks later and still no product not very happy....Why not comunicate with the buyer and say sorry we dont have it in stock or be honest!!!!!! I might be forced to take buisness elsewere!
Summary: The western digital external hard drive is a fantastically priced product and works extremely well it's small and compact well worth the money thankyou amazon for bring such an amazing product.