Question about Western Digital 500GB My Book World Edition 500 GB Hard Drive
No as I have the new WD My Book World Edition 1T drive and have no problems mapping it after running the firmware update, but had to pull the power cord before starting the update because it kept saying the drive was in use, but was not.
WHOOPS!!!!!!!!!!!! Bad WD... they do not respond with common sense easy to fix answers. I can only write to the drive sometimes, but cannot delete from the drive at all. Then the next day sometimes all of the data is gone from the drive. It is just insane that a big company like WD cannot pull their Head out there *** and respond to basic BIG Problems like this with their equipment.
Good luck and best wishes to ALL! I will probably return it and try a different brand... I do IT for a living... I do not know it all, but I do know they are out of their tree for not addressing a lot of common issues on their web-site or via tech support.
I have reset, modified security settings, rebooted, etc... but no luck so far.
I have a basic intel motherboard, Q9450 CPU, 4GB of ram, internal raptor drive, Gigabit NIC connected to a Linksys Gigabit Wi-fi router via cat5 cable to the switch, and the Famous Piece Of **** WD My Book World Edition 1T drive connected to the switch via cat5 cable.
O yeah, when I first connected the best transfer was 500Kbps... After the firmware updated it is up to 6MBps... Huge inprovement if I could reliably write the data, delete the data, save files, etc. and know that the data will still be there tomorrow.
Good Luck and Best Wishes to All!
Barry from Orange, California - USA
Posted on May 22, 2008
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