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LED blinking notification when PC working is very useful. But, when you go to sleep, I hate all theses led light; im feelining like Im in night club !
Its will be cool to control this behavior : remove LED light when PC is not working. Please note: remove USB every day is not solution.
Together we will win!
I need to move 50 Gig from one share to another in my MyBookLive. Obviously, the only way to do so is by Windows Explorer!! It takes about 14 hours to move the files. Cause: the process writes the files from the WD to my local laptop, store it temporally and write it back to another share on my WD.
I will be very pleased, and other users as well, when the UI will be extended with functions to move files quickly. It might be not so difficult to add this function.
With kind regards,
Any ideas when the WD devices will support Chromebooks? Right now I use Chromebooks for everything except managing the files on my NAS, where I use my Mac. I'd like the ability to use the Web interface on my Chromebook to browse and copy files to the NAS, however that requires a plugin (and Chromebooks don't run plug ins).
Any chance WD could write a Chrome Web Extension to allow this?
It's really bloody annoying.
I purchased the WD My Passport 2TB Portable Hard Drive because it had hardware hardware encryption thus it shouldn't need a device driver like software hardware encryption programs do.
I've been trying to get a decently sized fast portable usb powered hard drive with hardware encryption and password protection that i can use on any PC regardless of account permissions for years now and i am still struggling.
Don't you hard drive companies understand that people wish to use their portable hds at work as well as at home?
The only company i've found to include locking / unlocking software that doesn't require admin rights is by Intergral but they don't do portable usb powered hard drives, only memory sticks
It's obvious it can be done, i don't just get why no one else is doing this?
Basically i've got a super small and fast 2tb hard drive that i can't take advantage of the hardware encryption / password software because of this silly issue of requiring administration rights to access a drive when password protected.
My work PC runs Windows XP and when plugging the drive in (without a password), it loads up without the the need for an admin account.
You NEED to have a downloadable emulator that will allow for the SmartWare software to allow for recovery of files after component failure (specifically micro-usb port). With the emulator the owner of the drive would be able to unlock it and recover the files using the same password that they set up. As long as you refuse to make a provision here you are effectively stating that when this part fails the owner's secure data is no longer secure as you are REQUIRED TO MAIL IT IN TO A THIRD PARTY THAT YOU APPROVE OF TO OPEN OUR FILES, ACCESS OUR DATA, COPY OR DATA, AND ALL WITHOUT THE OWNER BEING PRESENT. I ask you Western Digital if you would allow this to happen to your protected data? If you do you are mentally challenged and we should consider replacing you as a decision maker for the corporation. If not then take action to fix this immediately.
Today the needs for non-OS external harddrives playable for LCDs or other media player IS HIGH.
People need a secure drive that could be locked by some hardware encryption onboard the WD external hdds, like elements, passports.
Am I wrong that now there's wd product like this? I think I m right that no WD external drives are embedded with hardware encryption. Why is that?
Please consider this idea is a MUST for the oncoming WD products in the NEAR future.
I'd like to buy external drive with RAID1. Currently I can't fins such solution on the market. WD My Book Studio II would be a perferct solution, but it's only USB2.0. With capacity of couple of TB it's suicide to buy disk with USB2.0. Can we expect update to USB3.0?
I protect MyBook by password and use, among others, to store a disaster recovery image of my system.
Unlocking, however, as far as I know, is possible via its own software, in turn, via the OS only.
When my Windows collapsed the recovery bootable CD couldn't get to the stored image. I had to reinstall Windows (a blank copy, of course), then reinstall WD's software, then remove the password. After all this only could I start the recovery at last.
A direct way to unlock, e.g. by a bootable CD, would be helpful very much.
I own 8 different WD Elements external drives from the 500GB version up to the largest 3TB model. I have been waiting for a 4TB version to come out since WD announced that capacity drive. Any chance WD will tell us when such a product will be available?
I am completely happy with the USB 2.0 interface, but I agree with others here that it would be nice to upgrade it to USB 3.
i've been using these drives for 4-5 years with no failures and I am a strong WD supporter.
Hello WD. I have been a long time customer and I often recommend your products to peers and companies alike. That said, I would really like to see your company put forth a WD My Passport Essential with a Matt Finish instead of the highly scratchable shinny plastic that they currently have. I have at least 5 of these portable drives and plan to buy lots more, but every single one of them I have ever purchased became scratched and worn looking within the first day of use. I would love these drives so much more if your company considered applying a textured matt finish, maybe even something rubbery? Basically any finish would be better than the current shinny plastic one. It looks great for about 2 minutes, then it looks like someone pennied it.
For some reason I keep reluctantly buying these drives despite this severely annoying aesthetic flaw because I like WD but most importantly because I trust their build, integrity and reliability; but that said, every single time I get a new one I think to myself.. This would be SOOOO much better if it just had a matt finish. Such a small change for something that would make your drives so much more favorable in my eye. A friend asked me the other day for advice on a hard drive purchase, and I recommended these drives but I felt responsible to mention this aesthetic flaw and show him my scratched up drives. Ultimately, despite my good recommendation about their reliability, he chose another brand.
So please, please, please - consider my request and release the exact same WD My Passport Essential portable drive again that I have come to fully trust, but do so with a matt finish this time, and I promise you as a loyal customer that I will keep buying these drives forever without any discontent and recommend them to every single person who asks my advice on hard drive purchases for ever.
Dear Western Digital,
I am a proudly user of your products. I am a designer and I am using always 2 systems (computers) for my work, one PC and one Mac.
Wouldn't it nice if you make an external storage that has dual input/output. So that we could connect our systems to one storage and work easier. Perhaps there could be some problems for these two systems MAC/PC but it wouldn't be a problem for PC/PC over NTFS I think. Anyway most computer users, use more than just one PC these days. Most people don't want to deal with all the network stuff at all. And I think it would open a area for new applications.
Perhaps this idea would not increase the profit of the product that much for you but I am sure it would increase your competition power in the market.
I'd like to request that the new My Passport Studio 2Tb external drive's USB 2.0 port be upgraded to a USB 3.0 one. I'd like to buy this for use with my PC and prefer the aluminium case to the black plastic one for the My Passport 2Tb. I'm really surprised the new Studios were released witha USB 2.0 port in the first place, since the new Intel chipsets with on-board USB 3.0 mean that it's highly likely that the new round of MacBooks will have USB 3.0 ports. Thanks for reading this!
I look everywhere and there is only one way to add additional mass storage to the ipad. I heard that it would take too much power away from the ipad if they added support for hard drive connectivity. My idea would be for all tablet, PC, smartphone, Macs, etc...
My idea is this. (sorry if it has similar posts) I think if you guys made a device that would act as a LAN with it's own IP address and everything, that you could access all your files and save battery power too because the device isn't drawing power from your ipad. It would be like accessing the internet. The only difference between now and this is that your data is streamed to you. You can always add the option to plug in by USB too. This way you aren't stuck with only 32GB. And if you can work with apple to allow you to stream your movies to apple tv, ipad, ipod, iphone... then that's great. If not you have all the other devices that it will be compatible with. Think of it like icloud portable. would work great for camping. To access you info all you do is charge your HDD or plug it in, open your web browser up and type in the IP address. Voila! Your files are right there. The only obstacles that I can think of would be having the device reading the files. Like if you have a movie or video and having Windows media player open it. Or in the ipads case, it's video app. Which would be quick time I guess. Anyway, good idea. Just needs the edges smoothed out.
Upgrade Elements Desktop to USB 3.0.
If it's a conscious idea to separate the premium (My Book) from the basic (Elements) model by keeping the basic model at USB 2.0 then that's an unwise idea because
* it's more likely that it leads the customer to purchase Seagate Expansion 3.0 rather than My Book 3.0
* the reasons given in this discussion
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