Good morning, I just bought the TB My Book Essentials on Sunday. When I plugged it in, I had automatically clicked on the Windows 7. WD My Book Essential Not Recognized, Stopped Working · WD External Drives Newer My Book drives use standard Windows drivers. Sounds like either the driver isn't recognised or it requires updated drivers or it's using an incorrect driver, under device management right click.
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Elegant design. This book-like shape takes up minimal space on your desk and allows two or .. My hard drivers came NTFS from FACTORY. I formatted MAC. Hi everybody My external harddrive works perfectly untill 2 hours ago, than came a message that the driver couldn't be found. I have. My Book Essential Edition is the perfect add-on storage for In addition to the drivers and utilities, this WD product is shipped with free trial software which can .
How do I restore a corrupted/deleted driver of a WD My Book Essential External Hard Drive?
It lasted a long time. I will have the data recovered. Thanks for your reply. Which application are you referring to? However, it is not a backup by default. All hard drives Internal and external from all manufacturers and market segments From Home to Enterprise will fail at some point. Some unfortunately sooner than later. It is not a matter of if , but when.
Making sure your data is backed-up A copy is the only way to minimize data loss. RAID is not a backup. RAID is a fault-tolerance system able to withstand individual disk drive failures. It is still susceptible to a controller failure Killing the whole array or data corruption. Of course I do.
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Features at a glance Automatic, continous backup Illuminated capacity gauge Password protection and hardware encryption WD SmartWare software 2-years limited warranty Smaller, sleeker, more streamlined design - We've made these award-winning drives even smaller, sleeker, and more elegant. A unique visual interface lets you see the drives connected to your computer. WD SmartWare will automatically scan your computer and find all of your personal files, including e-mail.
Content category gauges show how much information you have to be backed up in each category. You can even mouse over a category to see a file count. As your backup is running the category gauges will change color showing you the backup as it happens. You only have to do this once. After the first backup your files will be backed up automatically every time you change or add a file. Restore files and folders by categories — photos, music, video, for example.
Find a lost file with the search function. Go back in time to retrieve an older version of a file.
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Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Important information Legal Disclaimer We do not accept returns. See questions and answers. Share your thoughts with other customers. Write a customer review. Read reviews that mention western digital hard drive external hard book essential backup software tech support works fine external hard drive power button transfer rate internal hard device manager extremely slow every time plug and play data is lost failure rate far so good great drive much better.
Showing of 97 reviews. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Verified download. While it worked, it was a great drive, you can format it to remove the smartware, there is a built in PCP board that encrypts the data however. So if the enclosure malfunctions, you can't recover your data, even if you pull the sata hard drive out and try to put it in another enclosure or put it into your computer as an internal hard drive.
After a little under two years, the USB became loose, stopped responding and broke. Don't believe me, check out western digital's forums. See the sheer amount of people who have had trouble with their units. They are all their looking for help and responses. The responses paint a bleak picture, nothing you can do, you lost your data, send it to a professional for repair.
Everything I'm saying is not the words of some guy who has a grudge, personally, I think almost all the backup storage drives are poor and honestly should not be used for important documents and you should not expect them to last.
Remember when you get this, you'll probably love it, I did.
Its not that, it works great in the beginning. Its later on, that it dies. I've heard Seagates are no better. So the two biggest companies for backup storage are equally garbage. But don't take my word for it, don't even take the word of anyone here at site.
Check out the western digital forums, read all the complaints. See that this is a widespread issue and all the WD items have problems. Just see for your yourself. Like most technology, I imagine lighter users will have less problems while heavy users, users who use the drive all the time, will have more problems or have problems quicker.
I would definately say I am a heavy user. But beware, its not meant to last.
If you must download it, use it in short bursts and if your data is important, don't leave it on there long or don't ever put it on this drive. Because once the enclosure fails, the data is lost.
You may be able to salvage the hard drive, wipe it clean and start over with a new enclosure or as an internal hard drive for your computer. But that is it. I have always bought Western Digital for the reliability of their drives, and this one seems to be no exception in that regard. As for the WD SmartWare, this seems to be just another case of a vendor thinking it knows better than the consumer, so it goes and protects its software on a hidden partition. When I download storage, I expect to be free to decide how to use the whole darn drive.
The fact that it is only MB is beside the point. This software, which loads a Virtual CD Drive when it runs thus using up an available drive letter cannot be removed, only disabled. For anyone in need of instructions, they are furnished by Western Digital here: I would imagine that most consumers are looking for two things when it comes to storage: The few consumers who are actually concerned about a variety of sleek designs have got to be far outweighed by those who would prefer uniformity if they have several drives.
I'm sure if you're at the point where you need 2 TB of storage, you probably need even more than that and perhaps own multiple drives.
For the sake of those who do, why not keep the design the same, since it wouldn't really matter anyway to a first time downloader that it's a new design?
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I hope that when the next size drive is released by Western Digital, they would've learned a bit from their customers here who seem almost universally disappointed with their irremovable WD "Smart"Ware.
First let me say I'm an IT professional, so I'm more comfortable with hardware than the average consumer. I'm working with a data archiving project and this 2TB usb drive is a cost effective solution.
I have four of these so far and plan to download more of the same as needed. The first thing to note about this is that of the four I've received, two were not aligned in their casing on arrival, so the power and usb cable ports didn't line up with the holes in the casing. One snapped into place with a little fiddling and the other is just horribly misaligned, but I was able to get them all up and running. Windows does still allow safe usb removal for both drives as one item.
I don't use manufacturer supplied backup software, so won't comment on it. Appearing as two drives isn't going to be a problem for typical -offline- storage where you just need to backup your data as I'm doing and disconnect, but it could be a problem if you want to keep many such drives online as it will eat up available drive letters. If you are comfortable adjusting hardware and need 2TB of usb storage for offline backup purposes, its a decent drive.
Otherwise, you'll want to look elsewhere.
Then choice your model and download the firmware utility and the vcd manager. Follow the quite long 24 steps but otherwise easy procedures and remove the wired partition. Is more on the safe side even if not strictly mandatory I guess. Good luck. Excellent Hard Disks!. See all 97 reviews.Log in. Then click the Change settings that are currently unavailable option. Select Choose what the power buttons do at the left.
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