Cons: .Very big vibration and audible buzz. :( 2.Slow speed (Read speed 28Mb/s and write speed 25Mb/s. 3.Short length (50cm) usb cable 4.Short warranty period 5.Had all of my pics and music about 300GB each now all gone 6. Horable customer support
Cons: 1.Very big vibration and audible buzz. :( 2.Slow speed (limited by USB2.0). Read speed 28Mb/s and write speed 25Mb/s. 3.Short length (50cm) usb cable. Need for minimum 1-1.5m. 4.Short warranty period - two years for Europe. Seagate give 5 years...
Katrina Black "aka Kat Black of Touchstone an..., Amazon
12 July 2010
Summary: We bought two of these drives for our video clips for live VJing (video DJing), as they were the first 1TB USB-powered mini drives we could buy. Unfortunately for us, the power-saving function of these WD drives means that the platter stops spinning regularly (every minute or two) and there are 6-second freezes in the video. We thought it must be possible to turn this 'function' off, but we've just been advised by WD that it can't be disabled.
Summary: I purchase WD portable USB harddrives in order to backup my PS3. I use my Mac (OS X Snow Leopard) to format the unit as FAT32 and then move it to my PS3. I previously owned a 160GB model (WD Passport) and I've upgraded to this 1TB model. So, far I've backed up my PS3 and it works flawlessly. I've also tested it on my XP desktop and formatted it as NTFS. Also works fine.
Summary: I do not own this hard drive and don't want to slam it unfairly. But Western Digital's one-year warranty on this product certainly doesn't inspire confidence. The typical warranty on hard drives is three years, and many Seagate drives (including their 1TB FreeAgent Go portable) are covered for five years. This makes the Seagate 1TB portable a much better value, imho.
Summary: I needed and bought 2 Western External Drives and 1 Western Portable External Drive. Apple had recommended this brand (along with a couple of others) so I knew it'd be compatible with my Mac. Apple also provided me technical assistance in utilizing the external drives. The drives are allowing me to edit family videos and other projects without having to buy another computer. I also use them for external back-ups...not wanting to lose any data.
Summary: It's hard to believe that this tiny device holds a TB of data. I didn't want an external hard drive that required its own power supply, but I wanted more than 500 GB, and this is perfect. I'm a Mac user, and it took all of about five seconds to format it for use on my computer. I bought two, one for my extensive anime collection, and the other to serve as the back up drive for my computer (though I'll only use about a quarter of its capacity if that's all I use it for,...