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Western Digital 250 Gb External My Passport Drive Died. Please Reply

All Rights Reserved. Would those be OK for video? I plug the drive in today to listen to some and the MP3 folder is apparently empty. ASOLJun 23, 2013, 4:13 PM fzabkar said: It does sound like a board fault.Is this a Passport? this content

Product Features Easy to set up, easy to use -- This drive is all about simplicity. That sisituation really sucks.. Western Digital external hard drive 250gb max with only 127gb usable. Everything went well until I started having problems with the ASRock board.

They are not meant to run for days at a time no matter what the manufacturers say. I really doubt it would save you any bucks. SO in the end you get a better drive buying seperate. sixxx 5:31 AM - 9 August, 2010 The shutting down issues as far as being slower is while using iTunes.

I did notice that i wasn't using my original USB cable it came with though. Remember, no drive will last forever. i've been using WD since the the early 90s and i have never had a hard drive failure. DO NOT just give the old drive away without making sure you erase and repartition the drive.

All I want is to retrieve the information that I had saved on the drive, thereafter, it's going into the recycle bin!!! They answer the phones from 9 AM to 10 PM EST 7 days a week. For more information and a list of computers affected, please see Apple Knowledge Base ID TA24323. http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/292548-32-free-data-recovery-dead-external-hard-drive-western-digital EDEEZ November 14, 2009 1:21 pm Reply # I stumbled across this website today with the hope that I could resolve a year and half old problem-retrieving the information saved on

djpuma_gemini 12:07 AM - 3 August, 2010 This thread is called don't buy WD drives. Well that would definitely save me bucks. Style Default Style Contact Us Help Home Top RSS Terms and Rules Copyright © TechGuy, Inc. If you run it 24/7 then it won't last as long.

My new fridge (supposedly a 20 year appliance) came with a 1-year warranty. http://dtidatarecovery.com/hard-drive-recovery-western-digital/ Any ideas on how to just get the drive to registar on my computer. The drive manufacturers compete very aggressively on price, price, price, with seldom a mention of reliability predictions. I would like to know if it has a life expectancy and should I eventually retire it?

I noticed a bunch of you are using 1tb drives. news crash) but i chalk that up to user error...installed the hardware, disabled the function...viola'! Crazy..... !!! So - how to encourage longevity?

So I got a Seagate, which has the same "feature" but their software was easy to install, switch the setting, then install and completely delete. by TreknologyNet / May 29, 2009 10:08 PM PDT In reply to: Is there a life expectancy on external hard drives? Wouldnt that fix the problem? http://simplecoverage.org/western-digital/western-digital-external-my-book-drive-making-a-humming-noise.php Check Disk Management and see if the drive is recognized in the lower right pane.

regarding the retrieval problems I have with the My Book! Voila'!!!!! You could clone it or copy all your data off of it, then replace it.

A third, and possibly minor consideration is heat.

Still the LED light is glowing but not blinking on startup. & it has some strange noise coming from, before it was operating silently. Maybe I'm just lucky though. If you have proven facts, laboratory researches done, or referenced materials done for this topic please cite those resource and links in your answers to give credit to those folks who Yesterday I noticed that the LED light on the front which is usually stationary was blinking.

Verify the external drive is functioning on the latest firmware release. Oh and Western Digital makes great drives if you get their Scorpio Blue or Black drives. Unless you're tossing an external drive around like a USB key, and allowing it bounce around in the trunk of the car, I fail to see why an "external" drive should check my blog DJJOHNNYM_vSL3 4:23 AM - 9 August, 2010 Quote: computer shutting down faster?

Please let me know how it goes.Boogieman_WD doraleedianeSep 14, 2016, 5:19 PM I'll try that. I immediately went to MY COMPUTER and it wasn't there either. Whoa... Is there software that I can download or do I need to send the drive somewhere?

Would that be too outdated for a new pc Windows 10 Could I get drivers for that. They were replaced under warranty and have been fine ever since (about 5 years now, maybe longer). a DJ 2:58 AM - 5 September, 2010 Quote: Quote: Try the western digital 2.5 Studio, I can run usb/firewire 400/ firewire 800 and all work fine (mac) Yes, I saw I had WD drives the past 3 years and they were cool, and I dropped a drive so I wanted to get a new one ASAP.