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Reply Lovely Stathis. I haven't experienced any over heating at all and i use this drive constantly, because i play my movies that i keep back up copies of. This usually occurs when the system is idling, such as when it is asleep, but at times may happen in the middle of file transfers or when browsing the drive for The drive seems to mount, is visible on the desktop and in finder, but does not seem to load anything within it. weblink

I never had a problem until El Captain Crunch (I call it that because of the puerile UI and dumbed-down utilities). SUBSCRIBE AND FOLLOW E-Mail: Email Address Help Support MacIssues! When I go to "Get Info" it recognises that there is data on the disk, but again it is actually inaccessible. Start by plugging your passport to a usb 2.0 port and see if the drive works properly. Homepage

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Check Disk Management and see if the drive is recognized in the lower right pane. Then use the Verify Disk option in the First Aid tab to check the drive for errors. Other options are to obtain a USB 3.0 dual power Y shape USB cable (the ones that let you power your device from two USB ports), although that is definitely not

They were all USB 2.0 - I use them for large storage, anyway, so transfer speed is not an issue. wd is sending me a new cable to see if that is the problem, i hope so. It could be the enclosure or the eSATA chip on my board of course. #22 mikeymikec, Jun 4, 2013 Insert_Nickname Platinum Member Joined: May 6, 2012 Messages: 2,790 Likes Received: Western Digital My Book Troubleshooting It is working perfectly now! #36 | Written by Doruk about 3 years ago.

I am having the same issue with my Macbook Pro and an external Lacie Thunderbolt drive. Western Digital My Book Won't Power On Reply Thank you very much for your solution. are there any add-on card that have the Intel controller? #14 AnitaPeterson, Feb 20, 2013 Insert_Nickname Platinum Member Joined: May 6, 2012 Messages: 2,790 Likes Received: 39 AnitaPeterson said: ↑ anchor Both work great! #53 | Written by stathis about 4 years ago.

Did you try to downgrade it to that described in my blog post above? #50 | Written by Ian about 4 years ago. Wd Hard Drive Not Working Light Flashing I've bought 3 USB 3.0 Ext. Just in case, don't connect anything, but the drive (in case power is split between ports). And both your drives will be able to work again together.

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I know for sure that WD uses proprietary cables (on the HDD end), can't remember if the Seagates do as well. https://www.eightforums.com/drivers-hardware/34191-seagate-external-hdd-problem.html Similar Threads - external drive turns External Hard Drive, 5400 vs 7200 RPM jeyges, Mar 14, 2017 at 8:31 AM, in forum: Hardware Replies: 6 Views: 90 plodr Mar 14, 2017 External Hard Drive Won't Power Up If the drive works on another computer, then the problem most likely lies with the computer system you started with. My Seagate External Hard Drive Wont Turn On I had the exact same problem with a WD My Passport 1TB USB 3.0 Portable hard drive and my Fresco FL1000 USB3.0 driver on Windows.

Unfortunately the Pro card is reliant on Apple drivers so there isn’t anything we can do to change this behavior. http://controlpanelsource.com/hard-drive/computer-won-39-t-detect-external-hard-drive.html Unfortunately, installing WD SmartWare didn't do the trick. I have disabled ALL USB power/sleep/hibernate functions in EVERY place possible. I have a drobo that has dealt with Ejection issues on and off since I don't know when (I think it was sleep related), but this WD drive just started doing Wd My Book Power Button

See if you can replace the Asus-supplied driver and helps solve your problem (at your own risk of course :) ) gl #5 | Written by Kennedy about 8 months ago. Page 1 of 2 1 2 Next > AnitaPeterson Diamond Member Joined: Apr 24, 2001 Messages: 5,518 Likes Received: 1 Hi folks, I'm experiencing the damnedest thing... It happens with my MacBook Pro so often that I can't use the Time Machine. http://controlpanelsource.com/hard-drive/how-to-fix-wd-passport-external-hard-drive.html My theory is that that there is some error in the USB driver code.

El_Gozzy 2015-01-28 22:57:36 UTC #5 Ok , i will try it on another computer with a native usb3 and check what happen. Wd My Book Not Turning On This is, of course, only a hypothesis. For context, I'm running a late 2013 Mac Pro (the cylindrical one) under OS X Yosemite 10.10.5.

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That shouldn't be the case. This happens on my HTPC and is 100% repeatable... #23 Insert_Nickname, Jun 4, 2013 mfenn Elite Member
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Moderator Sabb Super Moderator Joined: Jan 17, 2010 Messages: No improvement, my passport is disconnecting continuously. Western Digital External Hard Drive Power Supply Failure what is the problem? #68 | Written by stathis about 3 years ago.

According to the release notes (at http://support.wdc.com/download/notes/Win_Univ_FW_Updater_ReleaseNotes_v3.2.0.8D.pdf) it is firmware v1.042 which addresses the connect/disconnect problem. As I am limited to just 3 ports, these are obviously filled with printer/scanner, small USB 3 way splitter and card reader (saves me trying to find the slots in the Thank-you! this content If all else fails head to the WD community forums and ask there. #7 | Written by Incujay about 2 years ago.

Once your password is supplied, the drive will begin the decryption process, which may take a few hours to complete, but when done, should reduce the layers of complexity through which Given that you tried the WD on other laptops and it works without problems that does point the finger to the Asus laptop. Therefore I find their poor support disproportional to the problems their bugs have caused to unsuspecting users. I had a western digital that disconnected on USB 3.0, but I was also running it on a hackintosh with experimental USB 3.0 drivers.

However usb3 port refuses to work after hibernate or suspend (a restart is needed everytime to restore functionality). After following the articles guideline's about what to do and still having the problem, I tried something different: Instead of connecting the drive directly to my computer's USB 3.0 ports I All Rights Reserved. We certainly know that you're not alone in this (although it isn't much help).

Turn off drive sleep and system sleep Go to the Energy Saver system preferences and uncheck the option to put hard disks to sleep when possible. Verify the external drive is functioning on the latest firmware release. Reply Very helpful. Blake Sue October 5, 2016 at 5:09 am Just been reading through these posts because I'm trying to find out if other Mac users experience the spontaneous ejection of an external

v3.0.100.58 works just fine on my Asus N53SV. M.Cox December 20, 2015 at 12:05 pm I had a perfectly functioning external hard drive under Yosemite that ejects about every 5 minutes under El Capitan, so not a hardware problem. This is the solution: gather the other peasants, storm the Apple castle with torches, convince them that we are grown-ups and use our Macs for grown-up purposes and demand that their Loading...

black-wolf, Jan 19, 2012 #3 Intel_Xtreme Joined: Jan 7, 2012 Messages: 491 black-wolf said: ↑ I have a Seagate external and it does the same thing.Click to expand... So, my current #1 hypothesis as to why my drives were spontaneously ejecting relates to HEAT. This is not the solution: do the few disk utilities that remain on Captain Crunch, move the data off a 3TB disk, reformat the disk, put the data back, change all win 10) with your Asus, so you can have a fair field to compare, at least as far as the OS goes.

Don't know how to turn off though. So, I gather that my suspicions are correct: USB 3.0 hardware/software is still half-baked, and may or not work correctly with something as basic as external storage.