1640 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Feb 21, 2010 3:23 PM by KJK555
WD drives and external drive systems have a poor record of compatibility with Macs, especially in the last year or so. They have implemented a variety of new firmware upgrades that essentially render the drives incompatible with Macs (and very likely even some non-Apple hardware.) From the variety of flak I have seen recently I would be inclined to stay away from WD drives, especially new and "green" models.
If possible I'd return the product and get a different manufacturer's drive like Hitachi or Seagate. Personally I'd stay away from the so-called "green" drives unless it's really important that you save a watt or two per day.
Looks like you are not alone:
I'm actually a WD FanBoy. I won't be buying any of their external drives or "Green" drives though.
I love their Desktop and Enterprise class drives. There seems to be a quality difference of Night and
Day between some of the products in their product lineup.