What a waste of 130 dollars. I bought the 2TB My Book approximately two weeks ago; I needed the space for the files I require to move with me to Asia at the end of the week. Three days ago the drive simply stopped working. I brought it to a tech friend of mine after trying every fix I could find via Google. I was reluctant to let him open the casing as it would void whatever warranty was on the drive, but I needed my files.
He was completely unable to access the files, even when he voided the warranty. So now I’ve lost everything save a few things that were still able to fit on my old hard drive. Thanks, Western Digital, for ripping me off with the shoddiest hard drive I’ve ever laid hands on. Three weeks has to be some kind of record.