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    A drive to avoid!

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    And by trying to force me to like small pants, they've alienated me.

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    Re: A drive to avoid!

    There will be nothing wrong with the drive for normal use .
    The software WD Anywhere Access is what should be avoided
    The DRM is for streaming content over the net
    I'm guessing that if the software was used to stream copyrighted material then WD could be liable in some countries......... (classed the same as P2P)
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    Re: A drive to avoid!

    Yeah its the software, but by buying products that "protect" us like this we are giving them the wrong idea
    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen View Post
    And by trying to force me to like small pants, they've alienated me.

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    Re: A drive to avoid!

    Amazing. This is just what I was waiting for. Thank the lord for this product.
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    Re: A drive to avoid!

    That is absurd, what the hell else are you going to fill a 1TB drive up with?... Word documents?.. File extensions aren't even a remotely reliable method of banning file types. And why the hell does WD care what users do with their HDDs in the first place?
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    Re: A drive to avoid!

    Backhanders along the line somewhere?
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    And by trying to force me to like small pants, they've alienated me.

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    Re: A drive to avoid!

    Quote Originally Posted by Agent View Post
    Yeah its the software, but by buying products that "protect" us like this we are giving them the wrong idea
    Haven't Symantec been doing this all decade with their Norton brand?

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    Re: A drive to avoid!

    They dont care what users do with their HDD.
    They care about being sued for aiding piracy ( i assume ) P2P apps have been sued for a similar thing
    the WD 250 and 500 externals i have came with google search i think but was never installed
    the drive is ok the software is not for everyone ( anyone ! )
    just dont use the software
    mind you WD may be better just not including it as its giving them a bad name in blog world
    Last edited by s3ds; 07-12-2007 at 11:30 PM.
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    Re: A drive to avoid!

    Unfortunately in this case the software is apparently pretty damn good. Typical.

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    Re: A drive to avoid!

    WTF? I can't believe how these things are going......

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    Re: A drive to avoid!

    More on WD’s Hard Drive That Won’t Share Video - Bits - Technology - New York Times Blog

    "Ms. Scott said the company needs to be conservative when so many Internet services that enable file sharing in one way or another are getting sued by Hollywood. Mionet, in fact, resembles a private version of Napster, orchestrating peer to peer exchange of files."

    cut and paste from above link
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