I have an odd problem I experienced. I just bough the WD Portable drive 1TB, and I was doing a Windows Backup onto it.
I have programmed the keys on my Microsoft keyboard… for example, the “Mail” button, I have re-assigned to logging off the computer (locking it), instead of opening Outlook.
But while I had the WD drive plugged in, when I pressed that button, Outlook would open. This had never happened before.
I didn’t install Smartware and was just using the drive.
My other question is… are USB-powered external drive generally slower than external drives with their own power supply? My old Verbatim 1TB drive with its own AC adapter backed up my computer in 6 hours. This WD drive took 12 hours.
Thanks for taking the time to read this! I just got this drive and wanted to check this.