Wd products are reliable; install software is not
I've bought wd products before, and they have always been reliable. I purchased the 2 tb ssd drive here, and went to install it using acronis true image for wd, a piece of software found directly on the wd website. In five install attempts i received the same message--specifically, that one of the products being installed must be wd to use this software. So the wd website features a wd-specific product that doesn't recognize a wd drive. Sad that wd doesn't seem to be monitoring its own website. Sad as well that the website administrators are so clueless. Instead i downloaded and used macrium reflect disk free (trial), which worked fine. Watch an online tutorial before you install. Simply specify the drive to be cloned along with the destination drive, then drag and drop drive partitions--in the order that they appear on the source drive-- to the new ssd. You can even shrink or enlarge partitions as needed to fit the new drive. Now my asus laptop boots in about 12 seconds, not 2 minutes. This is probably the single best upgrade you can make to any computer. This upgrade can extend the life of older machines until the new i9 core processors become cheaper and more widely available. Btw, i have no monetary interest in macrium or wd. So i'm subtracting one star from an otherwise strong product for the frustration and hassle of having to search for and find the right install software elsewhere.