It's basic, utilitarian storage that will get the job done, and sometimes that's all you need. Fei_Wu 2016-05-05 22:55:53 UTC #16 I have the same problem, is there have been fix it ye? However, some users in this forum had difficulties with their Western Digital External Hard Drive and their issue got fixed after they tried to open it using "Tweak UI", please try Also I am not a fan of upgrades they frequently have problems. this content
Reply you're welcome Peter. #47 | Written by Diego about 4 years ago. seems to be not so so unusual.. I switched it out with a normal USB-to-micro USB cable (like the one you use to charge your android phone) and it worked just fine. The My Book powers up upon plugging in the power and/or the USB connector.
Seagate has gone the same way.Setting the drive up takes well under five minutes, from removing the shrink wrap on the box to actually seeing the drive on your desktop. Collect two or more and they nest neatly together like volumes on a shelf. Take a look if 4K video editing...
The FAT file system assures the drive will function on multiple platforms. Good Tips my friend. posts here that he has also had success with the v126.96.36.199. Wd My Passport Ultra Not Showing In My Computer I had used it first on my XP, and then wanted to use it with my windows.
And if the room is quiet, I can hear it too. (For lack of a better explanation), it sounds like someone lightly-scraping a pick-axe along concrete from two miles away, if Wd Hard Drive Light On But Not Recognized Thank you for helping… did not think a Win7 driver would help on Win8.1 but as with some other problems I have recently encountered, it seems there are glitches that can I'm really not interested in using this automatic update stuff. The box comes with a very brief manual, a power cord (with a horizontally aligned transformer which may or may not be a good thing depending on where you plug it
Unfortunately, those drivers did not yet support the FL1100 (4 port controller). How To Fix Wd Passport External Hard Drive Reply Does it have data? For additional information please feel free to visit our WD Community In case the answer did not answer your question, you can always visit the WD Community for help from WD Reply i bought WD My Passport 2TB USB 3.0 but when i connect it to 3.0 usb port on my laptop (Asus n 53S) its speed is so slow!
It sounds like normal HD read/write activity to me, the way you've described it. Have you done the workaround from the Western Digital site? Wd Hard Drive Not Working Light Flashing Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations › View or edit your browsing history After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages Wd My Passport Not Working Mac I finally decided to buy a Seagate 1tb which works flawlessly when plugged in.
Thanks one more time! #24 | Written by Mark about 3 years ago. news You saved the day. #35 | Written by Michael about 3 years ago. Not sure if DLing to an ext. I have updated it on my drive, but it only updates to v1.022 (previously was v1.019). Wd My Passport Ultra Not Working On Mac
Now I am backing up my files again to my new portable drive, WD passport. It's not loud or anything, but I can certainly hear it if the room's quiet. Make sure your USB port provides sufficient power for your external drive and make sure you have updated your drive's firmware and you have the latest drivers. have a peek at these guys I tried the solution you suggested here.
Upon opening the diskmgmt.msc, a pop-up window says "You must initialize a disk before Logical Disk Mngt can access it" And at the bottom, DISK 2 says, "unknown/ not initialized" Although Wd Passport Light On But Not Working It is now January 2016. Whenever possible WD recommends using the USB or FireWire cable that came with the My Passport drive. If the drive is connected to a PCMCIA (PC Card) on a notebook
This makes it difficult for the standard hard drive monitoring tools to get all the S.M.A.R.T attributes. Log in Don't have an account? I am currently trying the 188.8.131.52 drivers and haven't had a problem for ~ 24 hours, but am not hopeful it will stay that way. Wd External Hard Drive Not Recognized Windows 7 You can easily reformat the drive under XP by clicking your way through Control Panel ("->" means you should click on this option) -> Administrative Tools -> Computer Management -> Storage
I still don't fully-understand the mechanics of it. First, look at the connections on your computer. I mean, if you really try and hear one, you will. -Bill KT88, Sep 9, 2009 #5 MusicMtnMonkey New Member Location: Vail, CO, USA You can download diagnostic software from check my blog Reply Thank you very much for your solution.
I think I'll wait a little while. Comparative HDD-Based Direct-Attached Storage Device Configurations Aspect Western Digital My Book Western Digital My Passport LaCie Porsche Design Mobile DriveG-Tech. I'm using G74SX Asus laptop with a USB 3.0 connection and Windows 7 64-bit. #49 | Written by stathis about 4 years ago. G-Drive Thunderbolt [TB]Seagate Innov8 Western Digital My Passport LaCie Porsche Design Mobile DriveG-Tech.
You should now see the drive from the file explorer, This PC. WD have been rolling out drive firmwares and they specifically mention this issue with the latest version supposedly fixing this, I tried with the latest firmware and the problem was certainly I know the USB port works because the 1st drive had no issues. I am an average user with average technical skills, and this one has me stumped.
during the setup the external drives were switched off. Unfortunately, sometimes drives suddenly fail with no warning, so please create a backup strategy today before you lose up to 465 gigabytes of your files tomorrow.Let's keep our fingers crossed that You can download "Tweak UI" from the below mentioned link: http://ccm.net/download/download-7636-tweak-ui Please do write back to us. I recently bought a WD My Passport 1TB USB 3.0 Portable hard drive, which had an awesome price tag attached for the space it provides.
I changed the USB cable with no result.