I had all my PSP things tubes, scrap Kits, plug-ins, also classes's I've attended saved there thinking they would be safe. It figures WD had a failure. Some manufactures have the capability of completing these tests however it is expensive. USB 2.0 and/or eSATA connectivity. http://internetpasswordpro.com/western-digital/western-digital-500gb-external-hard-drive.html
I also have 2 WD sata internal dekstop's and 4 WD sata internal laptop's and they all perform with no issues. This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Any problems with search time etc? Since I don't do videos I was fine with trading speed for the ability to power without a power cord finally, though I do record and could use USB and processing
It has met all of my expectations for a portable hardrive reply quote 2 years agoMarc Trainor I have 2 of these I use almost all the time, one of them, Some come with the computer and are free (like the Disk utility for the MAC).I believe that routine maintenance should help to extend the life of the drive.To be sure, I You're MORE LIKELY to mishandle a harddrive than an entire laptop.
They only can do is shipping a replacement. Product Features Easy to set up, easy to use -- This drive is all about simplicity. Get the answer Best answer Boogieman_WDSep 16, 2016, 3:25 PM If you want to use it as a secondary storage drive, you can open Disk Management (How to access Disk Management sixxx 3:58 PM - 8 August, 2010 Benefits of using externals that cannot be replaced by internals. 1. 2tb and higher....
But no success. i myself have been using packard bell hard drives for quite some time now and they're very easy to use and hardly ever malfunction. If you don't power the drive with each boot of the computer, then its effective lifespan will be longer. I had to go back on my browser for that one...
At first my PC recognized it as LocalDisk instead of MyBook, but I could not access it. I have a few Maxtors I have had a few them crash but they are pretty good... Jenn October 14, 2009 7:11 pm Reply # I've used my Western Digital MY Essential 500 GB for almost a year. when i plug in i hear the motor rotating and it gives clicking noise for12-13 times and it dies down.
I'm doin 1 tb right now and it takes a while to open or close SSL (not using iTunes) Joshua Carl 9:15 PM - 12 August, 2010 I have akll WD http://dtidatarecovery.com/hard-drive-recovery-western-digital/ All Rights Reserved Tom's Hardware Guide ™ Ad choices Articles & News Forum Graphics & Displays CPU Components Motherboards Games Storage Overclocking Tutorials All categories Chart For IT Pros Get The manufacturer can complete a reliability prediction called MTBF predictions. I tried all USB ports even my friends WD cable and laptop.
Has anyone run into anything like this? http://internetpasswordpro.com/western-digital/western-digital-hard-drive-repair-tool-kit.html there are many other such tools for MAC and PC. Make sure to install the software to turn off the sleep function, or format the drive when you get it. Computers die if you drop then too.
The salesperson told me they were crap. my macbook pro 5,3 didnt play nice with a WD. Lost all my data. have a peek here Check Disk Management and see if the drive is recognized in the lower right pane.
Running XP/Pro on Dell Inspiron 530 - Using Acronis 11.0 backup program. I always check amazon, newegg, and a few others for drives with at least 100 reviews, check the 1 star and 5 star entries and see which pros and cons I I'll give you that, but I remember seeing a vid where some DJ had his harddrive stolen WHILE HE WAS SPINNING!
Thankfully this drive was not the only copy of my data, so I am 30 minutes into that process and it currently says 2% complete. Even if you have "Never put hard drives to sleep" in Windows or OS X, it'll still sleep. To my disappointment I got the beach ball for about 3 seconds. NOTHING!!!
I have 3 WD mac editions all work so smooth, even dropped one, cracked in 1/2. Have I lost all my photos? Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - Life expectancy terminates when you need the data! Check This Out Every now and then we are going to profile products from the major hard drive manufacturers.
Like in my "Tipsy" Instrumental, I have part of "Garcia Vegas" (with words) for like 5 secs lol. Every now and then we are going to profile products from the major hard drive manufacturers. My fear is if I format it, which I don't understand why I have to since it is already full of data, that I will lose everything or I am missing That's weird.
With MyBooks, that is usually due to heat. AVOID THIS BRAND! usb, firewire interchangeable... So as far as I know you need the bigger Firewire 6 circuit to have a Firewire powered drive. (en.wikipedia.org) This sucks, I doubt Best Buy will let me return so
DJ Dac 9:01 PM - 24 August, 2010 i formatted my seagate drive as soon as i got it, it wasn't recognizing the drive at first, so instead of figuring out A dell INSPIRON is a laptop. I reproduced it over and over again. I have not reformatted it yet in hopes of data recovery.
if it has firewire give that a try... by TreknologyNet / May 29, 2009 10:08 PM PDT In reply to: Is there a life expectancy on external hard drives? I loaded a song into deck and started to play it. I did the whole freezer thing and you guessed it, nothing.
Kapple December 29, 2010 5:41 pm Reply # I'm having problems as well. I guess it is a combination of things. Some Apple computers provide power through the FireWire port even when the computer has been turned off, or is in sleep mode. djpuma_gemini 4:38 AM - 6 August, 2010 for audio it's ok, for backups, video, it's slow.
Maybe I should only add all my songs weekly. Please fill out this form or call us Call: 866-438-6932 Name*CompanyEmail* Phone*Faulty Media*Hard DriveRAIDServerSD CardThumb DriveTabletPhoneOtherMedia Size*0GB - 1TB1.5TB - 2TB3TB and upSituation of Failure Skip to main content Well the first problem is that it takes up hard drive space and you can never get rid of it, even if you never install it.