Worse peice of electronics I have ever bought.
Look at this forum! WD’s own forum. There are millions of posts here with users all suffering the effects of dead or non-recognized hard drives.
Same old story here. WD My Book Premium 320 gb. Right off the bat I realized their **bleep** software would not do a proper backup after struggling for hours. Then realized that even Windows (XP) would not do a proper backup to this thing. Then weird intermittant issues of the drive not being recognized…just disappears from “My Computer”. Sometimes disconnecting and reconnecting the power would restore it.
Now I’m dead. And all my data is presumabley dead. I do not have a computer science degree from MIT so I doubt that I’ll be implementing any of the extremely complicated forensics/ rescue techniques, nor could I pay someone to do this.
So I’ve lost data. WD obviously is doing nothing for the thousands of unhappy customers. And I’ll never buy another WD product for the rest of my life. And I’ll tell everyone for the rest of my life, when involved in tech discussions, to avoid WD like the plague.
It’s like a fire extinguisher that fails to operate when you need it most- and the company offers a refund for the device if it’s on warranty. And what about my house that just burned down?
The funny thing (there’s got to be humor somewhere, right?) is that when I registered to post in the forum, the username "unhappy " was already taken! But really, I’m more of an “infuriated” kind of guy!
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