Reviews and Problems with Western Digital My Book (WDBAAJ0010HSL / WDBAAJ0015HSL / WDBAAJ0020HSL)
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Sturdy & Reliable
L. Mitchell, Amazon
6 March 2014
Summary: I have been buying this brand of external drive for my macs for years. I have one that is 250 gig that is several years old and I've dropped it a few times. Still works great. I've never had one die (I know, "knock on wood").
Summary: At the time I bought this, I needed something with FireWire 800 to use Time Machine on a Macintosh. It's always been a bit of a premium for FireWire 800. But I trust the Western Digital name to store my data after 20 years in I.T. I will pay for peace of mind and known reliability and performance.
Summary: I use one one these drives as a continuous backup for my mac and my wife's mac using Apple's Time Machine. The price is good, the capacity is very good and the utility that it adds to our home computers is huge.
Summary: I've bought two of these fast FireWire 800 drives. The Virtual CD feature is an annoyance, but not a serious problem. The "digital paper" label, which shows the drive's name and free space even when the power is off, is a great idea, but it doesn't work unless you install their custom software on...
Summary: UPDATE: There is new software available for this drive that lets you completely eliminate the virtual CD. Great for those that don't like it popping up all the time. The drawback is that the virtual CD is required for drive encryption.