Western Digital's "MyBook" drives are very convenient and popular storage options, but if the drive stops working then you might have success by giving it a quick love tap.
Western Digital announces the availability of a single-volume 3TB external hard drive for Macs.
The Western Digital MyBook World Edition is a simple-to-use NAS drive that makes remote access and file sharing easy for even beginners. Only its slow data transfer speed gives us pause.
80GB external hard drive is on offer at a 50% reduction.
The Western Digital MyBook Essential Edition external hard drive is a slightly pared-down version of the MyBook Premium Edition. It's a good option if you need additional storage without backup software.
If write speed isn't a top priority, the Western Digital MyBook is a good deal at around $300 for a 500GB drive. It'll look good on your desk or bookshelf, too.
The 750GB Seagate Pushbutton Backup drive packs a lot of data into a small space. Unfortunately, it's a bit pokey when writing data to the drive, which would be frustrating to anyone who backs up a lot.
No rebates! The Hitachi XL Desk offers a whopping two terabytes of external-storage goodness for just 70 bucks out the door.
All your digital music, photos, and movies a bit too spread out? Western Digital's My Book Live could be the plug-and-play answer.
Users have reported that the latest AirPort firmware update (7.4.2) has caused the external hard drives connected to their AirPort Extremes via USB to lose connectivity after only a few minutes of operation.