I own several Western Digital Mybook external harddrives. 4 1TB USB2.0 disks as well as 1 3TB USB 3.0 Disk.
Recently I read that all the MyBook disks utilize a special USB to SATA chip with encryption so that the internal disk cannot be read on a computer if the disk is taken out of the MyBook enclosure and connected to the internal SATA port of the computer?
Is that true? If so I wonder why?
If this really is the case I will backup my data and remove all drives an put them in aftermarket cases and throw the MyBook enclosures away. I have chosen the MyBook series because I really like the design and I trusted Western Digital.
I was planning on getting a Mybook Duo 12TB for extra storage for video editing as well as a MyBook Cloud to try them out - but in this case I’m definetly NOT going to buy any further WD hard drives.
Instead I’m going to buy a proper NAS in conjunction with Hitachi drives. If I need further USB storage I will buy a enclosure and a seperate hard drive - and the drive won’t be Western Digital for sure.
Goodbye WD for me.