500 GB WD drive for $100.00

Posted by: NucleusG4

500 GB WD drive for $100.00 - 03/20/08 02:29 PM

Wow!!<br>$90 with Google checkout. <br>With Free shipping too!<br><br>I'm on it.<br><br><P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by NucleusG4 on 03/20/08 05:31 PM (server time).</EM></FONT></P>
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: 500 GB WD drive for $100.00 - 03/20/08 05:37 PM

It doesn't have an off switch. <br><br>
Posted by: NucleusG4

Re: 500 GB WD drive for $100.00 - 03/20/08 05:49 PM

That's OK... it's gonna be my TM drive.. It can be slow... and I never turn my external off anyways...<br><br><br>
Posted by: DLC

Re: 500 GB WD drive for $100.00 - 03/20/08 05:54 PM

wahdda ya mean it has no off switch <br><br>Yes it does ... the power plug ! <br><br><br><br><br><br><br>David (OFI)<br><br><br>PS Hey Nucleus... Thanks for the tip - I snagged one... <br><br>I owe ya one buddy !!
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: 500 GB WD drive for $100.00 - 03/20/08 06:07 PM

The trouble I ran into with using my WD MyBook as my TM drive is that whenever I logged out and then slept the Mac, when I woke it up again I got an error message telling me that the WD was read only. I would have to unmount the WD by ejecting it, then turn it off, and then turn it on again for TM to work. Without an on/off button, that would get old really fast. <br><br>Edit: <br><br><br><br>thread is here<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by dreed2 on 03/20/08 09:20 PM (server time).</EM></FONT></P>
Posted by: NucleusG4

Re: 500 GB WD drive for $100.00 - 03/20/08 08:09 PM

Hmm.. that's weird. O hope it doesn't happen to me. Of course I never log out though.<br><br>If it doesn't work with TM .. I'll still have a 500 GB drive.<br><br>
Posted by: NucleusG4

Re: 500 GB WD drive for $100.00 - 03/20/08 08:16 PM

A quick look at Apples discussions shows it's a well known issue... since last Oct with the GM version. It happens with other brand names too.<br><br>http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?messageID=6277068&#6277068<br><br>
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: 500 GB WD drive for $100.00 - 03/21/08 04:21 AM

I read that thread and it never ceases to amaze me how the first thing many people suggest is to erase and reformat. <br><br>I always log out when I'm done using the Mac and sleep it, so I kept the WD next to my monitor and got in the habit of ejecting it and turning it off before logging out. That solved the problem for me. Restarting the Mac also gets TM working again, but it's easier to restart the external drive. <br><br>Anyways, your new drive will be fine, since you don't log out. Maybe the newest TM update fixed the issue. <br><br>
Posted by: SgtBaxter

Re: 500 GB WD drive for $100.00 - 03/21/08 05:37 AM

<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p><br>I read that thread and it never ceases to amaze me how the first thing many people suggest is to erase and reformat. <p><hr></blockquote><p>lol...<br><br>The funny thing is, erase and reformat is usually the correct answer zero percent of the time!<br><br><br><br>Hey I'm an F'n Jerk!
Posted by: Trog

Re: 500 GB WD drive for $100.00 - 03/21/08 06:49 AM

Do you use a common computer, one that you don't want others to see your files? I can't imagine going through the PITA of waking from sleep AND logging in every time I want to do something. I'm annoyed as hell by the 3-4 second wait for my moniter to wake up. <br><br>
Posted by: polymerase

Re: 500 GB WD drive for $100.00 - 03/21/08 06:57 AM

<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>I'm annoyed as hell by the 3-4 second wait for my moniter to wake up. <p><hr></blockquote><p> That sucks. I'm annoyed at the 400 milliseconds I have to wait after I open my Mac Book Air. But once I swap out that ancient spinning drive for solid state it will be down to 90 milliseconds.<br><br><br><br><br><br>