Summary: occasionally while working I will get the message admonishing me that I did not disconnect it properly and all my data may be lost or damaged. I did not disconnect it at all. I checked the connections and they were fully hooked in and tightly connected. It also takes a long time to "warm-up and open when I click on it.
Summary: Western Digital's WD30EZRX hard drive drive is often available at a lower price as part of this MyBook unit, than when purchased by itself. Coincidentally, this indicates the worth of the MyBook enclosure, which is anywhere from "zero" to "negative value.
Pros: I bought one of these in August 2011. It contained a WD30EZRX hard drive, which has been 100% reliable since then, and was a bargain at the time. It is a nice fast drive. Suitable for installation in a quality drive enclosure (see below) or as in internal disk.
Cons: The MyBook enclosure is absolutely worthless. Mine failed after ONE day of use, connecting only as a USB 2.0 device after that.
Pros: Good amount of disk space for the money. It is a decent external hard drive.
Cons: Expected USB 3.0 Tranfer rates for single HDD disappointing; there is no description of the HDD used inside the external case in plain sight, so there is no telling whether it is a HDD equal to or greater than that of a 5400rpm device. Expect more USB 2.0 speeds rater than 3.0.
Summary: Be prepared to spend a lot of time getting your backup set up. When I thought I was finally done, then it did a software update and I had to spend another couple of hours. I'm thankful that was only backing up 100GB!
Pros: Fast. Easy to setup. No obnoxious bright lights.
Cons: I've noticed that it powers down by itself. I've messed with the settings and told it to never turn off unless unplugged, and it still powers down. It's really obnoxious. I have to un-plug and then re-plug in for it to turn back on. If I had known it would do this, I would NEVER have made this purchase. Other than that, it works as expected.
Summary: I use this with Windows 2003 Server. When I tried to copy 35 Gb files to the HDD, it fails as I received the HDD. But when I format it NTFS using Windows 2003, then larger files can be copied to the HDD.