Summary: We've been using this drive as a back-up to our internal hard drive for almost 2 years. The My Book operates fast (our computer has a USB 3.0 port) and has a nice form factor. We use it with Folder Clone software to back-up our files. It's supposed to be an automatic back-up, and it is... sometimes. The problem is that frequently when I check the computer drives, the computer has 'lost' the My Book. No clue what the cause is.
Summary: My power cable for my WD Hard Drive died and this was one of the better prices for the adapter I needed for my computer. I got it right when Amazon said it would be here. The only problem I have with it is that the cable is so much shorter than I was used to. The length of my original cable for the drive was about twice as long as the one I got from here, so when I plug in my extra hard drive it sits on a chair near the desk instead of on the desk since the cable from my...
Excerpt: When I purchase an external hard drive I expect to plug it into the wall, power it on, and use it at full operational efficiency. It should not be any more complicated than that. I have only purchased two commercially built external hard drives in my life, the first being an Iomega many years ago, and have been dissatisfied with both. The Iomega did not even have a power switch on it. You had to remove the plug from the wall in order to power the unit down.
Summary: I bought this while I was deployed to back up my itunes so I could free up space on my netbook. When I got home and plugged it in it worked good until I unplugged the USB it tore the connection right off the card, lucky a local computer shop was still able to recover all the data. Most western digital products are rated very good. maybe just got a lemon.