Pros there not many neither one
Cons they should not manufacture pcb with micro usb connection, it limits the option of replacing sata to usb converters flexiblity if device fail to connect using usb
Summary its a crap not reliable, i will not suggest this type of solution to any body
Pros I have always hated WD products! Unreliable, short life, and poor support. But the specs (half star for potential only) on this drive were impressive enough for me to bite.
Cons When will I ever learn? Drive worked for one day, then quit working while I was playing some mp3 files that I had copied to it. After searching the web for over two weeks and trying a mulitude of suggestions, reinstall driver, update software, new usb c
Summary Recommendation... I hope you avoid the headaches, heartaches, and costs associated with using WD junk... How do you do that... easy, buy your hard drive from any other brand!
Pros Portable; no power needed
Cons I've bought two of these and they seem fine at first - very convenient - but they have BOTH failed in the past month. I tried to re-format and the re-format failed, on both. I'll never buy Western Digital again.
Pros Size - and thats about it
Cons customer service, quality
Summary I got this drive as a backup less than 3 months ago. it seemed to work fine and i had moved over 500GB of media files over. I am fortunate that I did not use this for any of my personal files because it turned out to be a piece of crap. Two days ago the drive has stopped working. The LED just blinks rapidly when plugged into the computer. I should have read these reviews before buying this cheap piece of garbage. NEVER BUY WESTERN DIGITAL!!
Pros No need for a power cord, 1 TB storage
Cons USB cord too short
Summary I bought my computer 5 years ago and at the time I thought 160GB (custom made Windows XP) would be more than necessary, as my iTunes library grew and as I started audio/video & podcast production hard drive space came at a premium especially since I bought a Samsung HMX H106 HD camera, this became a life saver, especially the storage demand of media. So I don't understand the bad reviews!!! And now that I'm using both a Mac & a PC, this is even more valuable!!!This is crap! At first when I read the reviews, I thought they were haters. Then all of a sudden out of the blue, it kept self ejecting and as a result I had to buy a new External HD (Seagate) thank God Costco gave me a refund for my drive because there was no Repair Centers in South Korea! Spent a little more on the Seagate 1.5TB drive and so far so good. From now on, WD = crap to me!
Updated on Mar 3, 2012