Top critical review
It failed in under three months.
October 30, 2017
The drive stopped being detected in under three months. It spins and sounds fine, but Windows does not see it, nor does the WD software, and neither does the Linux kernel via lsusb. Therefor, I conclude that the internal bridge adapter (which converts USB to SATA) has failed. One can't even dismantle the enclosure and connect the drive to SATA, because the bridge is integrated onto the drive, which is a very consumer-hostile thing to do.
I don't particularly want to send WD the data on this drive, so I'm screwed. Buyer beware, Avoid this product.