|High-speed storage, conveniently placed controls and easy-to-use scheduled or on-the-spot backup make the WD Dual-option external USB drive an ideal solution for much-needed additional storage. It’s a perfect place to store your valuable data, music, photos and movies.
Works for me7/17/2006
I have four of these externals. 1 at home for personal use pics, vid and music and the other 3 I bought for backups at work. I have not had trouble with any other than the original disk size. For some reason the entire disk does not show available. I would say about 15%. Otherwise I would highly recommend.
works like a charm6/22/2006
Had many, many WD drives, and I have never had any problems with them. I've had this one 4 months, and no problems. Runs like a champ
Died in 6 weeks4/6/2006
After 6 weeks I started having trouble writing to this backup drive. Now it neither writes nor reads and is completely dead. I have sensitive proprietary data on the drive so the warranty is useless as I can't send it back. I have two others of WD's drives which work well however, some say 2 out of three ain't bad, but it doesn't help when dollars are lost so quickly.
Seagate is Better2/23/2006
I'd go with Seagate, namely SCSI, or SATA (make sure it has min 3- 5yr warranty ...just in case, but you'll probably not need it). I've had my SCSI Cheetah 15,000 RPM drives for almost 4 YEARS+ running everyday, with no flaws or breakdowns... Talk about quality and performance!!! Suggestion: Go with Seagate, and if ya can afford SCSI or even faster interfaces from them, go for it:) its workth every penny.
WD Delivers a Broken Drive ... Again2/15/2006
It's been twp years since I have purchased a Western Digital hard drive. I had two WD drives go dead on me (within a month) back-to-back, and that scared me off of them. I decided to give them one more try with their new external drives. The delivery by Buy.com was great - fast and well packaged. However, the drive was dead upon arrival. Not only that, but WD's e-mail support (I wanted to check with them before I returned) has yet to respond to my e-mail query. It is now 5 days and counting. I finally called them and they told me to return it to buy.com. WD has proven to me, for three drives running, that they produce a very inconsistent product.