Reviews and Problems with Western Digital My Passport AV 320 GB USB 2.0 Portable (WDBABS3200ABK)
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Decent little USB drive
Bass Cadet, Amazon
15 September 2010
Summary: One can never have enough external hard drive storage. They're useful for backups or transferring files among different devices. This drive packaging says it is optimized for video files. So I decided to try it out with my HD camcorder, WD TV, and various computers. First off, I plugged it into my JVC GZ-HD7 using the supplied cables but it was a no-go. The JVC returned an incompatible device message. Oh, well.
Summary: I loaded up the AV320 with .avi movie files, connected it to my WD Live Media Player and I was good to go in just minutes. Of course, this drive can just be used as a basic, portable external hard drive, but WD has done something to make this unit run much cooler than regular portable drives which is why it's marketed as a "media drive." When you're using an external drive to pass movies through a media player (like the WD Live), game console, etc.
Summary: This drive is supposedly meant for people who are video recording professionals/hobbyists. At first glance that might seem to be the case. WD includes a truly thick USB cable that feels quite durable, and obviously meant for people who would use this drive on the go. There is also the Direct Copy functionality for use with the latest Sony camcorders (there is also an extra cord included to use with these camcorders).
Summary: Easy USB plug and play interface, about a 3 ft cord, has an adaptor cable for Sony camcorders, has a white LED light to show when it's running and comes with a U-shaped stand. It runs pretty quite and I'm happy with it. 320 GB is a good size for media storage like photos and music.
Nice small package, works on a lot of different devices
T. Tom, Amazon
25 May 2010
Summary: This external hard drive is smaller than it looks in the pictures. It can even fit in most pockets! It works well as it's marketed: as an AV storage device connected to a device in your home entertainment system such as to a PS3 or Blu-Ray player (check the compatibility list). Naturally, it can be used as a normal external hard drive connected to your laptop or desktop computer as well.
Summary: Chiunque tenga parecchi dati sull'hard disk del pc va incontro al rischio di prderli in caso di danno al pc. é quindi consigliato munirsi di una memoria esterna da utilizzare come backup. Alcuni mesi fa anche io ho dovuto affrontare la spesa di un hard disk esterno. Dopo lunga meditazione, interminabili consultazioni sul prodotto con il miglior rapporto qualità-prezzo e molti (troppi) consigli di amici mi sono orientata sull'HD esterno My Passport di Western Digital e a...