Update: Thinking of buying one? Don’t, they suck.
The Western Digital “My Digital” External Hard Drive pictured right, is my latest IT purchase.
The reason I went for a WD drive, instead of a trusty Seagate? Price. The WD was 20% cheaper. Oh, and I wanted to see how it compared to the Seagate.
CHEAP gets a tick as, well, it was 20% cheaper than it’s competitor.
FAST. It is notably faster than the Seagate 249GB External drive. Truecrypt users might be interested that it took 10+ hours to format the drive. The average write speed dropped to 9.5 MB/s.
GOOD. Fails this. It’s made to a price and it shows. Want to use it with a USB1 equipped computer? You’ll pay extra for that cable. The case scratches easily.
No, I would not recommend buying one.