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if you use WD My Book external drives, heads up!


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The announcement from Western Digital was regarding My Book Live and My Book Live Duo: https://community.wd.com/t/action-required-on-my-book-live-and-my-book-live-duo/268147


I have an older WD My Book external hard drive that I use. It isn't a My Book Live device, though. I never did delete the software from it. But I have the My Book partition and a partition I use for some backups; I never even mount the My Book partition. This external is getting real long-in-the-tooth (lol -- same here!). Haven't decided what to replace it with. Anyway, looks like I don't have to worry about this problem with the data being deleted.

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Not an issue for me because I removed all that factory Malware/Spyware from it by reformatting my 8TB WD Book Drive to ext4 file system and installed full disk encryption on it. I only attach it when I do backups.

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