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2.0 out of 5 stars Slows your computer down - even when not connected, 4 Oct 2012
This review is from: WD My Passport 500GB Portable Hard Drive - White (Personal Computers)
I bought one of these some time ago and it did work but the continuous backup slowed my machine down badly so I disconnected the drive, only connecting it again one evening a week so it would backup overnight. That seemed fine, but my computer still seemed to run slowly - even though the disk was not attached and its software not running. Eventually I realised that it must have installed some sort of device driver that was hindering the action of the Windows driver, and so I uninstalled altogether. It worked - the computer now runs much quicker. I now use the drive as a backup device under Windows Backup, and it works fine. So, nice drive, shame about the software!
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