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on 8 July 2011
External hard-drives are great. You can load them up with all your files, transport them easily and plug them in to whatever computer you want, in order to work on your files.

Not this one.

WD, in their infinite wisdom, decided that being a plain usb mass storage device was not good enough for them. Any time you plug this device into a windows PC it will nag you to install an SES driver. Not very handy of you're using a work, university or public PC and have no chance of installing new drivers. Without the SES driver it may mount as read-only - a problem we haven't managed to fix yet. The WD forums are awash with complaints about this driver nonsense, and the 'unremovable' virtual CD.

On the positive side, it works fine under Linux (Kubuntu 9.10). No driver issues here.
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on 11 May 2011
What a great Hard Drive. Had it about a month now and it has delivered my needs perfectly. Doenst need an external power source which is excellent compared to my hard drives in the past. well designed, compact and light, perfect for travelling with. I shopped around abit and decided to spend the extra cash for this one. TRUST ME, its worth the cash. IOMEGA are the worst hard drives ever but cheaper, 2 of them have corrupted on me in the past and lost all my data, so the WD brand is worth the extra money.

As for software issues, just don't install any of the preinstalled software, delete it and use it as a normal drag and drop drive. Its THAT simple. Can't believe how many people have moaned about this issue.

Packaging was excellent and arrived exactly on time.
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on 28 November 2011
The western digital external hard drive is a fantastically priced product and works extremely well it's small and compact well worth the money thankyou amazon for bring such an amazing product.
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on 14 March 2011
Prompt delivery
Passport suitable for my needs
Works well
A little expensive for the storage space but future proof with the 3.0 USB, so worth the extra
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on 28 September 2014
Does what is says on the tin!
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on 28 April 2016
does what it should
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on 29 June 2012
This hard drive is a huge disappointment. The Smartware backup software is complex and did not work. I tried to use the drive for normal storage, but kept getting "write protected". When connected to the computer, it appeared in Windows Explorer as a CD drice with only a few MB of capacity. I am having to return itto the supplier.
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