Pros Small and easy to operate (when it was working)
Cons Simply dont buy any WD external hardrive.. They have known problems and a very high failure rate. Maybe cnet can run a poll?
Summary Have just called WD as my 1 t mybook has suddenly stopped working. no power at all. They said to return to my place of purchase and see what can be done. I asked about the data and they told me to call a data recovery place here in Sydney. Having just spoken to them they said this is a very common problem. They have had up to 30 wd mybooks in one month! In good faith I purchased this product... I have all my tax info stored on this, agreements, company logo's, spreadsheets and much more. Now I have only one option... pay up to $1000.00AUD to have my data recovered. Just avoid this product at all cost or like me... live to regret it.
Pros Pretty decent for its price, i have not encounter any start up problem. It always is connected to my computer and works the way I want it.
Cons a little bulky,
Summary Nice hard drive for backing up all your files, but if you have a lot of music and pictures, i would suggest might as well go for a bigger storage. But if you just have files and data, it is pretty good.
Pros I have nothing good to say about this product
Cons Failure of these drive is widespread
Software is way below par
Not a reliable way to store data
Summary Just check out the WD forum to see why you should stay away from WD external drives. Plain and simple these products should be recalled and customers should reimbursed - BUYER BEWARE!
Pros 1) Realatively inexpensive for an external mirrored drive 2) Easy to use 3) Dependable 4) Relatively quiet
Cons 1) Bulky 2) Not the fastest drive but on par with other external drives 3) Shinny Plastic 4) Huge blue activity light can be annoying if left operating in a dark room, but it's not as bad as past models with the round ring.
Summary I've owned several MyBook drives over the years and have never had a problem with a single one. In fact, I keep all my data on an external drive now rather than on my local system. So when the mirrored version became available, I picked one up for home figuring it would be ideal to have the data stored on two drives.. And I liked it so much, I picked up a couple for work.
Pros It's heavy enough that the papers under it don't blow away even with an industrial fan.
Cons Ugly paperweight.
Unreliable piece of garbage.
Not even worth the half star that cnet made me give it.
Summary It has problems connecting with any of my three computers. It will connect sometimes, but even then it will not stay connected. Sometimes my computers say it cannot identify the usb device. If by chance it does connect it loses the connection intermittently. It was truthfully the most worthless thing I've bought that wasn't in a quarter machine.