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Fast drive but WD support tools are terrible
July 20, 2018
I have had numerous types of HDs. Samsung, Crucial, WD, Maxtor, etc. Anyway this is a decent enough HD. Unfortunately WD cheaped out on their support to tools for this. Many people probably will be cloning their drive like I did. I only have 1 bay for an M2 drive so I kept my existing drive inside the PC and used an enclosure to clone the HD. At least this is how I have done it in the past on many other types of HDs. However, if you use WDs tool (Acronis) then it requires that your original drive also be manufactured by WD or it wont even open the application. Secondly, they ask that you download the full version of Acronis if your original drive is not WD...which costs $60 by the way. So right there thats pretty pathetic. Crucial and Samsung both come with utilities that are good for cloning all types of drives. I ended up using a free tool called Macrium Reflect since WD decided to not bother supporting their customers properly. It got the job done well.
So once I had it cloned there were no problems whatsoever. I did have to resize my partition manually afterward but no big deal there since that is standard procedure. Maybe that is why the WD drives are a few $ cheaper than the competition because their support tools are not very good.
You shouldnt have any problems if you are doing a fresh format or anything. But if you plan to clone your drive, keep this in mind.