Ok, I get the point. Still though,… it is a ‘portable’ external drive. And apparently WD intended it to be used as a backup device.
I’d expect a ‘portable’ drive, intended to be used as a ‘backup device’, to be somewhat robust. It should be able to handle normal day to day use, and stuff like an accidental little nock over on the desk, without any problem. I certainly will handle it with care, and be carefull not to drop it, or spill coffee or so on it, ect. ect. … But still,… as a backup device, I’d expected it to be more robust and reliable then even the internal hard-disk. Otherwise, what’s the point of having an external PORTABLE BACKUP device??? It’s intended to be carry around (is it not?), chance are it will get an occasional bump. It should be designed to be able to handle this without any problem! I certainly would NOT expect to handle this ‘portable’ hard-disk like delicate porcelain, which is the FEELING I’m getting right now.
I’m starting to feel sorry I bought this thing. For two reasons,… one, I’m reading, the Smartware that comes with it, seems to just killl the performance of your computer,… and two, now I’m reading, that apparently, you run the chance to loose all your data, by the slightest nock over on the desk, or if you happen to remove it improperly just once, or any slightest ‘external’ mishap that could happen, while you carry this arround.
If what I’m reading is true, then I feel WD should inform the buyer of this!
They should PUT “HANDLE WITH CARE !!!” on the box + the device itself.
Aftrer all it seems like you’re buying “fine china” here, and it should be handled as such. With GREAT CARE!
They should inform the buyer/user how to properly handle the device, and perhaps it’s NOT THAT PORTABLE after all.
Btw, … my WD Passport, didn’t even come with a one piece paper of “quick instrucitions”. I wonder why, because this thing surely requires you to read instructions on it! I went online and search for the manual myself. There was not even a small piece of paper indicating you should download the manual. Thankfully I did, … there’s where all my questions began, and that’s how I stumbled on this forum.
I for one, am going to handle this thing with a LOT OF CARE.
Use it, very careful, then store it safely in a desk, till I need it again.
I’m not planning on carrying it around (anymore).
Gosh,… maybe I’ll even replace it with something better, as soon as I get something better.
I’m dissapointed. Thought WD would deliver better products.
I’m not sure what to think of this. Seems kind of odd, just to read all this, and getting concerned whether data/files and/or backups I save on the Passport will be save. Gosh, this shouldn’t be happening. I bought a device to give me piece of mind, not to fill me with concerns.
Ps. What happen to those poor 8 of 1000 people that get a defected device right out of the box?
I suppose they at least get a refund.