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Use a Western Digital external hard drive? You might want to be careful before you hook it up to your Mac if it's running OX X Mavericks. As MacRumors reports, forum threads at Western Digital and on Apple's own Support Communities site have been abuzz with the news that users are losing their data after connecting their WD external drive to a machine running Mavericks.
According to an e-mail that was sent out to customers today, the culprit appears to be Western Digital's own software that comes with the drive, such as WD Drive Manager, WD Raid Manager, and WD SmartWare. In order to ensure that you don't have an unpleasant surprise after you upgrade to Apple's latest desktop OS, Western Digital recommends that you uninstall the software listed above.
Source: The Verge
Western Digital also added that they're taking further steps to thwart the issue. According to the e-mail, "The WD Drive Manager, WD Raid Manager, and WD SmartWare software applications are not new and have been available from WD for many years, however solely as a precaution WD has removed these applications from our website as we investigate this issue."
Western Digital added that the issue could affect other external hard drive as well, although the bulk of the issues seem to spring from its units in particular.
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