Re: WD My Book 3TB in Ubuntu 12.04.4 - Should I return it?
I don't know if ALL the WD Passport drives come this way, but we get a LOT of complaints from folks that discovered that theirs came with solftware preloaded that requires booting into Windows to access the drive. If this is firmware built into the drive I/O interface, then there's no way around it.
Personally, I would avoid WD and look for some other brand that does not preload the drive with encryption software.
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