Summary: Mine went bad. Seems to be some issue with the controller. For some reason it has become extremely slow on any computer/OS I try it on. I'm currently backing up my files to a new hard drive. Current estimated completion time? THREE WEEKS.
Avoid Western Digital hard drives like the plague.
3 October 2014
Summary: This hard drive failed on me and I lost tons of data. I originally purchased a Western Digital HD because I thought it would be reliable and high quality and wouldn't fail. Apparently they are not as I learned the hard way. My next HD purchase was a Seagate brand and it's still going strong.
Summary: Ten months after purchasing this item the USB connector failed. Hopefully most of the file contents are backed up elsewhere. I don't know what the two year warranty entails, but I don't want to return a hard drive full of sensitive financial information in order to get a new one.
Drive failed after 27 months - Data not retrievable at home
4 August 2013
Summary: I purchased the 1TB model from Best Buy 4/2011. My reason for purchase was for a place to store my wife's 13,000+ photos from her childhood/teenage years up until we met. Many of these pictures were of her now deceased younger sister. Needless to say, these pictures are very important to my family.
Summary: These are rotten drives! They are cheap WDEARS-type Green HDDs that are prone to failure early, even worse, the SmartWave software ranges from intrusive to downright evil. There is also a chip on the USB to SATA converter that makes it impossible for one to save their data, if they choose to make it...
Summary: WDs famous opening line....We appreciate your feedback and apologize for any inconvenience that you have experienced. Written thousands of times around the world. Plain and simple, they make this drive's enclosure PCB board to encrypt your data as its written without you knowing.
Summary: I bought 2 of these drives on the advice of my computer repair person. I do lots of pictures, I need the storage, and backup. I had troubles with these drives right from the start. They will not fire up with the computer, and they have to be unplugged to turn off.