Originally Posted by VirgoGirl
I tried using my Kobo with Calibre it corrupted my Kobo so badly I had to do a factory reset. Luckily I had only 200 ebooks on it at the time, so bringing it back was only a matter of about 30 minutes. Yes, it was back in October 2011, but I haven't tried using it with Calibre since.
Looking at the date, it's entirely possible that this was an issue with Kobo's firmware rather than with Calibre. I seem to recall people running into issues with database corruption back then, whether they were using Calibre or not.
And I don't blame you for not updating Calibre by rote. It has an obnoxiously frequent update schedule. Then again, I suppose it has to in order to keep up with the latest devices and firmware releases.