Just out of warranty!!! A loud crack, my power adaptor stopped working and the surge protector it was plugged into has also ‘blown’. The hd is sat well away from residual heat from my pc but I have been concerned about the amount of heat coming off this device and the fact that it obviously has no ventilation, for some time, looks like other people think the same.
I suppose this now means a new hd and data retrieval and I know from previous experience with a failed internal drive just how much this can cost.
Very disappointed Western Digital.