Yes it is backup.
I backup my files by copying manually each folder every time I need to backup.
And yes, i have 2 copies for each files. 1 in my laptop and anoher in my wd passport. Well not all in my laptop, mostly when my laptop’s internal drive is full, I delete some files knowing that I have secure backup.
The problem is, when last end of ther year, my laptop got hit by some virus, it wipes some of my crucial data.
After formating and restoring my windows system, believing that I HAVE BACKUP,
When I want to restore some of my works back into my laptop, the drive takes very very long time to show in my safety remove icon.
After it showed in my safety remove icon, the drive name is gone. I label the drive as “VIDEO”. The label is gone.
When I open my windows explorer, and click my computer, it takes very long time for win explorer to show the drives that is in my laptop.
When I try to safely remove, it cannot and takes very long time just to show t cannot be removed. I shutdown, take out the drive, then windows becomes normal again, win explorer is normal to access all my other drives interna; and external.
Once I plug in that drive, again, it takes very long time just tobe recognised by safety removed icon.
Yes after a long time to be shown in my safety removed icon, I can see the drive in disk management being empty.
Of course, when i open my computer management, it shows the drive healthy with free space 1862.98GB without label.
On the middle is icare data recovery program. It shows E: is labelled “VIDEO” but the label and size doesnot showed in win explorer.
When I recover with icare data recovery, it took 3 days to finish searching, and I dont quite remember was it 2 or more days to copy the recovery data to another drive, and I can see the drive’s label “VIDEO” and their folders but the data that was recovered succesfully according to icare, are all error. Not even one avi file can be played back.
I have tried another data recovery programs, all data recovered are all error.
The motor si winding normal, I can hear the head reading sound, trying to read then stop, then after a while try to read again, until it shows in my safety removed icon.
So, backup using WD passport drive is useless, UNRELIABLE.
Probably not all person buying passport have the same problem as I am, but still, it shows to me an unreliable drive, for a drive that I specially used only for backup.
Thank you for your response.