First off, this is my first post here, and although I’ve had a quick read through the guidelines and searched the forum for similar topics (I have not found any), I apologies beforehand if there’s anything that’s in violation of the rules.
Moving on… as I mentioned, I’ve searched the forum for similar topic, and although I didn’t find any, I did find A LOT of topics related to broken micro-usb connector port, which often times can’t be fixed and leads to data being lost.
Being marketed as a portable had-drive, I don’t understand why Western Digital continues to use Micro-USB Type B connection port on the drives, as this is very unreliable and easily broken. If you forget the cable plugged in and you put it in a travel bag, you can say goodbye to it, as it will inevitably brake during travel. It offers nothing in terms of robustness.
USB Type C would be a much better choice, or something similar to Type A.
I’m not a computer genius or science geek, so there might be issues with speed and/or charging, but I’m sure small investment can be made in order to research this further and move past the issue.
So… WD, can we get some portable drives that are more reliable and we don’t have to worry about breaking them so easily?