Reviews and Problems with Western Digital My Book (WDBAAJ0010HSL / WDBAAJ0015HSL / WDBAAJ0020HSL)
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Looks like a second hand product!
Adil B. "AYB", Amazon
18 December 2013
Summary: The came in a plain brown box without any packing, documentation or anything. The only thing that came along was a 18" long firewire cable. The WD software I have already installed (for external drive diagnostics) didn't even recognize this and I'm guessing that the hard disk inside isn't genuine.
Summary: The external hardrive is a great backup in case the files are lost on the mac. My mac friend suggested this. This Hard Drive quit working after one month. We had a tech to our house 3 times. I consider this JUNK, and will send it back.
Summary: I have used it since August 2011 when I bought it. It seemed a great drive, fast, easy, very silent. I am not stressing it too much, using it at home only twice day a week when I want to access my photo library.
Summary: I dont really review much, but this drive gave me such a headache. First off the wdware is complete crap. It keeps doing what it wants eventhough you configure it differently. I kept locking the drive, and then the password would not work.
Summary: The fact that I purchased a hard drive that comes with software I neither wanted nor can remove is worse than annoying. You can still use the drive, but it forces another useless, read-only drive to pop-up on your desktop.
B-House "Married with five kids. Professional military & Sports photographer.", Amazon
3 December 2010
Summary: I don't care about the firmware but I do care about what I store on my drive. I have a few of these and it worked great for about 6 mo. to a year until files started getting corrupted (even new ones). I salvaged some (had most on a second back up) but many files are toast.
Summary: I bought TWO of these and the speed is OK but the remarks of other reviewers on the aggravating "smartware" are on the mark. Worse still is that neither drive lasted more than 7 months - both are now dead.
HATE the smartware on this drive, you can't delete it and can't recover the lost space.
Sir Lancelot, Amazon
14 July 2010
Summary: WD put some very unsmart 'smartware' on this drive, on a CD partition that shows up on your desktop every time you use the drive. You can disable it from showing up, but it'll take you several hours trying to figure out how. However you can't erase that partition.