Reviews and Problems with Western Digital WDBGMT0010BAL
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Ronald J. Dougherty, Amazon
11 January 2015
Summary: Outstanding portable hard drive. I bought a Lacie 500 MB drive in 2009. It's fairly large, heavy, and not at all portable. Also couldn't secure the data. I was shocked out how small this WD drive is.
Summary: Very light and very handy. After a lil research, I found out this is the lightest in its domain and within my budget of $70. Have all my documents, movies, music and pictures in it. Got 1 TB since I kinda conserve on saving stuff.
Summary: Great hard drive. I very much recommend it if your looking for a sleek, compact, and durable hard drive. WD is a great brand in the business, but this drive still surprised me - go for the slim, you wont regret it.
Summary: I tried to use this in my Windows 8 PC. The PC never found the drive. Yes, I tried every single piece of advice on this and other sites. (I'm a Microsoft Certified Professional, by the way. I tried even the most technical approaches.) Tried it on my Windows 8.1 PC. PC never found the drive.
Summary: It's a tiny box that can sit next to my desktop without bothering me, and it's easily portable.
Pros: This drive is very small and feels well-made. The material has a nice feel and look to it. Other than that, it seems to perform fine for my needs, but I didn't care to do any benchmarks on it.
Cons: I don't care for the little clicking noises these things make, but I can understand it. Besides, I'm very picky about those things, so me saying it makes little noises shouldn't mean much to you.
Pros: I purchased this for use with my Tablo over the air DVR for my cord cutting experiment. It has been perfect. I love that it is running off the USB connection for power rather than using an external power supply.
Cons: I have never used it as a back up drive, so I can't really comment on that aspect of it.
Summary: Have had it for just two weeks or so. Ordered it primarily for my Microsoft Surface Pro which has only 128 GB for storage. It was immediately recognized by the Surface and my Win 7 desktop as well after it was plugged in to the USB port. It IS compact and quiet and runs cool.