Top positive review
Fast, reliable, extremely quiet, but what's happened to the activity light?
April 7, 2017
I've purchased three of the earlier My Book Desktop External Hard Drives. All three continue to function very well. One is my primary Time Machine backup drive, a second is a backup Time Machine drive stored at a step-daughter's house that I visit a couple of times a month (a true disaster recovery strategy requires an off site backup; I prefer Time Machine backup to the incomplete versions offered by cloud storage services). The third is my step-dauther's primary Time Machine backup.
If your computer supports USB 3.0, these drives are fast, reliable, and extremely quiet. My one complaint with this newest model is the elimination of the light that indicates when the drive is actively operating (or not). I can go to the trouble of querying my computer for the status of the drive, but that's far less convenient than glancing at a light. Come on, WD, put the light back!