Joe - I’m missing the point of your message.
WD have acknowledged that they are having issues. That was over 2 weeks ago. Since then they haven’t said anything. I’ve asked for an update. I don’t understand why they are remaining silent and hanging their customers out to dry.
There is certainly a lot of other posts on the web that suggests that brands other than WD have also experienced problems, and these might be genuine, or just people latching onto seemingly a related coincidence.
Who knows? Actually, WD would know. But they aren’t telling us.
I’ve stopped using ALL external drives until there is some guidance - if it’s confined to WD only and no other brands then I’ll start using the other external drives that I have. If however it’s widespread and the root cause is an Apple issue then I certainly don’t want to risk other drives.
Communicating with customers is never a bad thing.