Pros Lower Price
Cons Hard drive with the firewire, the drive kept dismounting from the desktop? Read the WD Tech Note.
Knowledge Base Answer 1680: "This is an technical limitation between the FireWire interfaces on the Macintosh computer and the external hard drive."
Summary DO not buy this drive if you want to use firewire. WD told me they really have issues with firewire and the mac. The drive image will continually dismount and will not even show up on reboot and holding down the option key. If you try to update the firmware for the drive, you can not use firewire, only USB, This is ancient technology for any hard drive Company. Bottom line, Mac users should stay away from WD drives.
Pros HA! There were no pros, storage units are supposed to do just that, store... Now i have $500 dollars in paperweights...
Cons Priceless data GONE! Family memories, movies, music that i gave away all the original DVDs, and CD's all gone... 10s of thousands of dollars, guess i should have bought a backup, for the backups....
Summary I bought 2 500gb Western Digital MyBooks at the same time, both failed 1 year to date, within 3 months of each other. I dont understand how all the other WD units that ive purchased have been fine, but both $250 a piece units failed!
Cons WD manufacturing and selling defective products.
No technical support offered by WD.
Summary Purchased the External Hard Drive a few months ago, used it to store all my pertinent files, pictures and music. Two days ago, it just stopped working. Called WD technical support and after asking me three questions, they said the product was defective and I should send it out to a data recovery company to see if they could restore my data. WD doesn't handle data recovery and the technical support staff are clueless. How can this company stay in business and get good reviews??????? Find an alternative to WD.
Pros Easy to use. Just plug it in and drag and drop onto the drive icon.
Cons This is the second Western Digital that has failed on me. The first one was a passport. I am staying away from this product and I'd advise you to do the same.
Summary Customer Service tried to resolve it by sending a new usb cord, which didn't fix it. No I am out of 1TB of pictures, movies, music, and personal files.
Pros Its fast, easy to setup, lots of memory, silent, and great for storage.
Cons The software it comes with really slows downs my computer on boot.
Summary This is the first external hard drive i have owned and it is perfect for holding music and photos. Through USB 2.0 i get a 25 mb/s transfer speed.