I love WD external drives because of the durability but now I am really concerned by the My Book series due to its built-in hardware security encryption. According to my experience as more than 10 years computer science engineer, modern hard drive is much more stable than the PCB circuit (thanks to WD, I won’t credit Seagate for this comment), but now for My Book, I cannot easily (almost impossible) recover my data from a broken chassis. I already had a 5TB Element and I want larger Element without hardware encryption. WD, please build one before forcing me to buy Seagate
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