Bought this used to have a small server, where it would be one of the disks in a RAID1 configuration in Debian Jessie 8.3.
Having driven it in one half weeks now, and unlike the similar Toshiba 2TB disk I previously purchased the setting itself this is not impossible in sleep modes. mdadm in Debian has no problems with using the disk in the RAID configuration over USB 3.0. Quick is also around 100 MB / s over USB 3.0.
Temperatures are good too, during a night of load step it up to around 42-45 degrees in a room at 20 degrees. With an external 80mm fan blowing on it as it stands at around 33 degrees during the spinning inactivity and rising to around 41 during longer loads.
The dishes are also really quiet. Have slept in the same room as it passed over medium work without problems, feels like the future when the IT equipment keeps the flap.
Tried the Debian Jessie 8.3, Windows 7 and Windows 8.1, works as desired.
Should we complain about something it would be good with some form of rubber sheath to protect it from bumps and scratches. The cord that comes with the soft and fairly long, but angled plug had not been wrong from the beginning, bought one of those from eBay (it is common micro-USB 3.0 connector) which facilitated the connection.
SMART values can check on both Windows via CrystalDiskInfo and Linux via satellite smartctl -A -d / dev / sd [XY]. The disk seems to have no G-sensor, in all cases, it will not play any such value in either Windows or Ubuntu.
However, a few bad experiences with WD. An acquaintance had a WD My Passport that after a few years of study were improperly really slow (file transfers trögade down to a few kilobytes per second). Then I had 4 x 3.5-inch 750GB drives in RAID, of which 2 were errors that had hardware RAID controller to deny them. So will having this disk under observation - do not rely entirely on the WD.
But In sum, a willing labor tiny portable hard drive that is well suited to the small hobby server.