I should of listened to all the bad reviews before I bought 2 of these WD My Book 2tb drives for my business.
I am a Web Designer\Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) and stored all my content on this drive for backup purposes.
Isnt that what the My Book was intended for???
All my Web Design templates are gone along with hundreds of hours of work!
Everthing was workig fine until last week when I tried to plug in the drive and it did not come up in Windows Explorer.
Then I went to the WD Smartware and said it was “LOCKED” and needed to be re formatted!
I tried everything in the forums and nothing worked.
I am on XP and nothing showed up in Disk Management but I used another Windows 7 PC and it at least showed up in Disk Management but when I tried to INITIALIZE the drive it said it was “WRITE PROTECTED”
If anyone has any ideas please help.
And as for Western Digital I should consult a Lawyer and we should get a Class Action Lawsuit for people have lost their data and time\money to thees horrible drives.
If you are reading this and thinking about buying a WD My Book just go on the Internet and buy the CHEAPEST external hard disk and you will be doing yourself a favor as it will perform much better than these overpriced paper weights.
And I love how the Admins on this site try to blame it on us users.
I cant believe WD is still selling these drives with known problems!