I recently purchased the subjected (model WDBAAF0020HBK) and all has been going fine. It is mainily used to watch and playback my media on the PS3.
I noticed that very randomly and infrequently - although extremely frustratingly - the drive would disconnect. Educated guesses and initial assessments pointed to possible power, but could not really put my finger on it. At the time of the disconnects, I could make out a vague clicking like noise. Other posts have suggested that this was either a faulty drive or lack of power getting to it…
I also thought it may be the PS3 not providing the drive with enough power as I never experienced such issue on my 1TB drive and thought that 2TB may require more power.
After researching on here, I did find a few other community users experiencing similar problems - for example:-
By chance yesterday I came across the WD announcement and new firmware. I was so happy to see the release notes, which seems to point that it is actually a WD fault that was causing my issue:
"Firmware 2.018/2.019: This firmware update fixes the drive’s handling"
It also seems that this was not the only drive affected.
Has anybody else experienced such issues and more importantly, tried the new firmware updates? Any joys?