Question about Western Digital My Book Essential Edition (WDG1U5000N) 500 GB Hard Drive
My western digital 650GB freeze up during windows and I am wondering what is going on with my computer and hard drive. I tried re formatting on another computer and after the format was complete it worked but after I disconnected the USB from my laptop it stopped working. What I have is a Toshiba laptop and I was wondering could it be doing this because there is not enough power going to the hard drive? I have Windows XP media Center could that also pose a problem.
Thanks everyone I am going insane trying to figure out whats going on.
This happened to me too. My BIOS wanted to boot to this external drive and not the internal drive which has the OS on it. At startup, I had to enter the BIOS and change the boot order to boot to the internal drive first.
Posted on Dec 11, 2008
These drives are too complicated and they die like crazy.
It sounds like it's fairly new so you shouldn't have problems with RMA.
You are lucky you didn't have any valuable data on it...
Posted on Nov 07, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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