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    WD MyBook - supplied with Torrents?

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    WD MyBook - supplied with Torrents?
    Folks,

    just bought a Caldigit dock, and a WD MyBook 4TB external disk to go with it.

    I found that the WD MyBook contained a folder with two films in it, obviously Torrent download. I personally am not familiar with downloading films (movies), but it seems to me that they should not be on a fresh disk from the store. I suspect that this disc was not new... However, I could be wrong.

    It says, eg, ' Torrent downloaded from ' h_ttp://w_ww.Demonoid.com*'. Weird that WD should supply such stuff as an extra..

    Anyone else here have this kind of disk and found similar stuff on it?

    Thymen

    * added underscores to remove the hyperlink

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    WD MyBook - supplied with Torrents?
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    Take it back and complain big time. Sounds as if staff has been torrenting movies with stock hard drives.
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    WD MyBook - supplied with Torrents?
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    What harry said I have bought many of the WD's and outside of their Smartware they should be blank.

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    WD MyBook - supplied with Torrents?
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    My guess is this hard external hard drive was purchased by someone, they used it for a while, returned it to the store, and the store put it back on the shelf for sale without checking it out first.

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    WD MyBook - supplied with Torrents?

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    So no bonus material it is..

    I performed the complete drive test from the WD Utilities, and it passed that test. There are no scratches etc. on the drive (the plastic cover protection was/is still on it), so I assume that it is ok. I already had it registered, it contains a lot of data, and it will cost me a lot of time to re-do everything.

    However, I am going back to the store, and make a remark about it. I still want another of these drives, and I am going to suggest that they supply me a brand-new one at a refurbished price to compensate for the refurbished (?) one I paid the full price for...

    I guess it was not intentional, so no grudge... but it should not have happened.

    Thanks for the response,

    Thymen

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    WD MyBook - supplied with Torrents?

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    Went back to the store, and returned with a brand new disk in a sealed package. Two actually, I bought another one for Time Machine.

    I am going to return the 'bad' disk soon, after having retrieved all data from it, and erased it's contents, for a full refund. And in the meantime the disk got cheaper, so I saved 15 Euros as well.

    Store admitted the mistake, offered solution and will report it to QC, so that's that as far as I am concerned.

    Thymen

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    WD MyBook - supplied with Torrents?
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    Well a six pack of your fine Dutch Christoffel “Nobel” beer will hit the spot with the euros saved!
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