Pros external storage capabilities
Cons defective-bad customer support
Summary My name is Dizzy and live in Cumberland MD. I bought a TeraByte My Book from WalMart near my location. The price was fair(110 bucks), for a little more I could have got a NetGear....which I wish I had purchased instead. The unit seemed simple enough, pretty much plug n play. I opted not to install software from drive. Storage was pretty simple in regards to drag n drop etc. One day I woke up, turned on computer and my desktop was black, which meant directory to active desktop image was broken. I attempted to reconfigure image location and my j:drive (MyBook) was inaccessible. I utilized a recovery program with a 24 hour scan and was unsuccessful. I lost close to 70gigs of music, 20 plus gigs of software archives, design projects, images for design purposes, completed projects, documents, family pictures/video and much more. I ended up formatting the drive and re-establishing what was lost but no where near what I had. Losing what was irreplaceable, very depressing. I emailed customer service for Western Digital and to this day nothing was resolved in regards to even an apology for what had happened. No follow ups on their part. My fault for not keeping receipt for a successful return. WalMart will not touch item for even a straight across trade. After formatting drive and attempting to rebuild what was lost, I installed software from drive in hopes that would prolong drives life in maintaining integrity. A week later I watched the lights fizzle on the drive. Once again losing what was being rebuilt. My opinion if you are in the market for an external drive is to spend a few more bucks and get a NetGear or any higher quality item.
Pros Nothing. The most important thing a drive can do is store your data with confidence. It can have all the bells and whistles, but if you can't access your data, then it's useless. Western Digital drives cannot be trusted.
Cons Unstable. WILL LOSE YOUR DATA
Summary Despite minimal use, my MyBook self-destructed after trying to access it when my laptop was woken from sleep mode. Apparently, it is common for WD drives to mess with their partitioning when not properly shut down. So, if a laptop goes into sleep mode this apparently isn't "properly" shutting down? I can' access my data and now have to spend $500 to $2000 to retrieve it. DO NOT BUY THIS OR ANY WD PRODUCT. PLEASE NOTE ALL THE BAD REVIEWS!!!
Pros Has a large 2TB drive
Cons Automatically turns on when you boot up your computer
Summary You should be able to power it off and keep it off until you want it on. I would not have bought this drive at any price if I knew it did this. I will disconnect and not use this drive as a result. WD: FAIL
"Does Not Work"on by J1M1M1CK
Pros none. seriously
Cons -Software does not recognise the drive even my windows does
-Randomly the drive will not be discoverable
-Drive will cut out mid backup
Pros Cant think of one thing
Cons Not reliable
Summary I would sure chose another brand