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This review is from: Western Digital My Passport Essential 750GB USB 2.0 Portable External Hard Drive - Black (Personal Computers)Bought this drive as it was the biggest capacity available without a mains lead, intending to back up lots of files from various PC's.
Agree with the previous reviewer in that:
1. The non standard USB lead is irritating - if it gets lost then none of my other leads bought with previous WD drives will work.
2. The drive does definitely want to run as a back up drive and the non-removeable software is intrusive.
3. It crashed and would not work with some of my (presume older) PC's, insisting on installing a version of the .NET framework, which would not then install and caused blue-screen crashes. Hardly convenient on a simple drive bought to make back up easy.
Regret buying this one - posting review so others can be aware.