Reviews and Problems with Western Digital My Passport for Mac USB 3.0 (WDBGCH5000ASL / WDBGCH0010BSL / WDBKKF0020BSL)
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Extra Fu, Amazon
18 November 2013
Summary: I think this thing lasted like 3 days before it crashed and I had to send it back. I'm sure it's probably rare that that happens. Still, my next major storage investment will be in a SSD. Tired of failing HDDs.
Summary: My first WD Backup drive failed slowly - so I bought a second one in time to get my most valuable files (family photos, the last photo taken of my dog before he died) transferred to the new WD. I don't know why I went with the same company. Unfortunately, I did.
Summary: This external drive stopped working less than three months after I received it. The icon no longer shows on my mac. It can't be repaired by Disk Utility. Very disappointed. This has been a waste of money.
Summary: My WD Passport for Mac, purchased less than a year ago, died completely after a 1-foot drop onto a carpeted floor. Two data recovery experts I consulted (one independent, one at Tekserve in NYC) specifically said that the WD Passports are notoriously unreliable.
Summary: I have a few WD drives. They are good, reliable drives. I bought a My Passport for Mac, 2TB, 3 days ago. Today, I can't even see what I saved on the disk. It makes weird noises, and it just appear to have stop working.
Summary: I'm pretty conservative with my gear, and I especially use my kiddie gloves when handling expensive electronics like this. I kept this at home to use as a backup for my laptop's hard drive. I took a road trip when I moved back across country.
Summary: Drive has failed and MAC OSX says it is not repairable. Was not abused. Used only slightly as backup drive for Macbook Air. Now must figure out how to replace. Seems there should be warrantee for more than 60 days.