Summary: I own a 2013 MacBook Pro and purchased this hard drive for it's price and positive reviews. I've owned this product for about 4 months now and everytime I eject it, it stalls for about 10 seconds and then prompts me to force eject the hard drive. Everytime. For what reason? I have no clue. Then the other day I transferred a semi-large folder (about 90mb) from the hard drive to my desktop to replace some files.
Summary: I had high hopes for this drive. It's nicely packaged and the speed reviews are great. However, when I attach it to my 15" MacBook Pro it mounts and then after a few seconds dismounts. I unplug and replug and get the same result. I don't have time to mess with it, so I'm returning it for a refund. Disappointed.
Summary: bad sectors and 2 years warranty Hi, WD hdd has a short warranty period - only 2 years. I bought WD Passport SE two and a half years ago. I used it for backup but not so many times. Because backup is an annoying job - you know. I don't remember exactly when it started to make noise like clicking sound. And then backup speed became slow and slow. Finally I checked bad sector with a utility program. There are so many bad sectors. OMG...
Summary: I have had two of these drives now fail after minor drops or bumps, things that most drives would have ignored. For such a small, portable, drive, this is not made to be moved EVER. Drop it 3 inches and lose all your data. Will never buy another one of these again.
WARNING: Very fast for a non-SSD driver... but failed after 3 days....
Wilkes "wilkes_mcd", Amazon
13 March 2012
Summary: POSITIVE: 1. The drives works extremely fast in RAID 0 (Striped) configuration. According to my Blackmagic it's over double the speed of my WD My Passport Ultra (USB3 connection on a MacBookPro). 2. The fan doesn't come on very often. 3. Price per GB is excellent compared to Sold State Drives NEGATIVE: 1. The fan in the unit is EXTREMELY LOUD. It sounds like cheap hairdryer. Loud enough for people in a coffee shop to start looking around to find the source of the noise.
Summary: Just like every other review has said, WD forces you to keep software on the device that pops up every time you connect it to your computer. My other major gripe is that the micro usb port is very poorly designed and constructed. It worked fine when I first plugged the microusb into the external drive but then I had to take it off when I was traveling. When I tried to put it back in, it would wobble from side to side.