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3.0 out of 5 stars
Not that bad after all, 8 Dec 2009
As some have mentioned, this (My Passport Essential 750GB) external USB drive from Western Digital suffers from frequent disconnects. Which is very annoying indeed. Apparently this is due to loose connection of the supplied USB cable. I contacted WD support with this issue and they offered to ship a replacement Micro-USB cable. This actually did the trick. I haven't had any issues with new cable.
So, to all those who have experienced unstable bahavior - contact WD support and I am sure they will be glad to help you.
one more thing, the virtual CD-ROM provided with this portable drive can be disables if it annoys you, check WD support page for the solution!