I really like these passport drives. My only problem is that if you move the drive while it's plugged in, the cables can lose connection. But overall, they're easy to take back and forth to work and they look great... shiny, clean lines.Read the full review →
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Used with Win XP, Vista & 7, Mac OS X Leop and Snow Leopard and also in concert with the WD Live TV device. Had great success with all. This is NOT a "ruggedized" portable hard drive such as the one you've seen with the orange rubber surrounding it, and given that the shell is...Read the full review →
I use this for TimeMachine and so far I haven't had any problems with it. The "backing up" indicator light is quite bright and may wake you up at night.Read the full review →
I have a 250GB model #WDMER2500TN. Have had it for 5+ years and have not had any problems. It is very quiet and portable.Read the full review →
This external hard drive has served me very well. When I bought it back in 2008, I bought the 160GB model just based on price. I've been very happy with it. I've packed it up and taken it on plenty of plane rides, and never once has it faltered. Pretty surprising! But it wouldn't surprise me if...Read the full review →
Pro: large (up to 1 tb) works on usb power cons: mine died after 6 months (WD replaced it, but still...) It's nice to move around large amounts of data, the fact that it drws power from usb is a huge pro for huigh mobility users (less cables less stuf to forget) but you should not use it to...Read the full review →