Unfortunately I bought two 1TB MyBook Essential drives last week. Both constantly hang or freeze whether I attach them to an old G4 iBook, a G5 PowerMac or an intel Mac.
I updated the firmware and installed the updated software that’s available on the WD site. I didn’t want to install software just to use a storage device, but I was hoping it would solve the problem
I’d like to mention that I own a bunch of WD drives…14 to be exact… so I’m not a newbie.
After spending hours trying to get these brand new drives to work properly I’ve given up.
These new MyBook Essential drives with the VCD (which genius came up with that idea?) have serious technical flaws.
BTW: Mac OS X 10.4.11 and Lepard 10.5.8
I’ll also mention that I reformatted both drives to Mac HFS Extended.