Question about Western Digital Passport WDXML800UE (WDXML800UETE) 80 GB Hard Drive
I have the WD 120gb and I have had a lot of trouble with it. When I synchronise my files it removes my files that I have deleted fom my computer, even though I transferred them onto the Passport. It seems to read that the files have been removed from my documents, then removes them from the passport. I have lost over 40gb of music and Videos. why does it do this?
WARNING: Do not think that theyourWD Passport, using the WD Sync software, is a backup drive; it is NOT !
As per the documentation with this device:
"synchronization software is intended to synchronize the data from a
computer to the drive (WD Passport) and SHOULD NOT be used as backup
software. To use this software properly, we advise that you do not wipe or
erase the data from the internal hard drive (computer) and resynchronize, as
this will cause the data that WD Sync stored to the Passport to be deleted."
This is why you are hearing so many people saying that they are deleting the
WD Sync software, reformatting, and using the WC Passport as a true backup
drive where you can actually see the files that you are backing up, rather
than a bunch of unrecognizable sync files that likely don't have all the files that you thought you "backed up".
Posted on Jan 18, 2009
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