Question about Western Digital My Book Essential Edition (WDG1U5000N) 500 GB Hard Drive
Close everything and try this....
Once you get there, your drives should list out along with their capacities and drive letters.
See if the MyBook shows up and if it does, it most likely just needs to have a drive letter assigned to it. Do that, click ok and reboot your machine.
I have about 4TBs of MyBooks sitting on my desk. Some of them I've had to manually install. Some of them just auto install.
Don't trust these things as "sole" back-ups though. They're not very reliable and Western Digital will make no efforts to recover lost data on your drive should it crash....
Good luck. Hope this helped you..
Posted on Jan 14, 2009
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