They are very delicate. Even and especially with the portable drives, I don’t move them once I connect them to the pc. It can cause wear damage to them. I’m convinced that many of the failures we see with portables and externals is due to people picking them up and moving them while they’re plugged in, or just handling them too roughly.
The fact is, I have one of the original WD passport drives, the silver/blue passport. I’ve been using it for about 5 years now, and I just recently gave it to my daughter to use.
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