Reviews and Problems with Western Digital My Passport Essential SE 750GB USB 3.0 (WDBACX7500ARD/WDBACX7500ABL/WDBACX7500ASL/WDBACX7500ABK)
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A. Ralph "alphie", Amazon
7 October 2010
Summary: Like so many others, I have a nightmare with the cable on this product! It is small, compact, speedy... in fact, it should be a great product, but the USB cable connection is very loose. Sometimes you merely need to tap the cable and it will disconnect and it comes up with the Device Removal warning. I have been using this product this morning, for example, and it has disconnected more than 6 times.
Summary: The main problem I have with the new passport is that it causes my computer to crash every time I remove the drive. So I have to switch off my PC first if I want to remove the drive. This probably will not affect you but be aware that it might happen. The drive essentially consists of two parts. The hard drive and a flash memory that appears as a separate drive on My computer. The flash memory contains the Smart-ware backup software.
Summary: Bought this drive as it was the biggest capacity available without a mains lead, intending to back up lots of files from various PC's. Agree with the previous reviewer in that: 1. The non standard USB lead is irritating - if it gets lost then none of my other leads bought with previous WD drives will work. 2. The drive does definitely want to run as a back up drive and the non-removeable software is intrusive. 3.