Question about Western Digital 320GB MyBook External USB 2.0 Hard Drive

1 Answer

Hello there... I have an WD3200ME-01 external HD.. its working, when linked by cable to the pc then the comuputer recognizes it, the light is on... however I cannot get into the HD? when I click it then it says "insert the disk" or a problem occured... Is there anything I can do about this???? have lots of data inside and need it. I bought it officially in Thailand on vacation....and will not get there anytime soon... thanks a lot

Posted by on

  • Lal Mohan Jan 24, 2009

    I have WD3200ME (Western Digital 320GB) external USB hard disk. When I plug this into the USB port, the lights on the disk burns immediately. However after few seconds, I get the message "USB Device not recognized". I have tried connecting the device in all the available USB ports of my computer. Has anyone found a solution for this?

  • SgtGordo Apr 19, 2009

    Same problem with same unit. I note that the WD web site for this unit only displays products with the WD logo on the black plastic case. The unit I have displays no logo, and was built in Thailand. I think the solution to this problem is to either buy only products with the WD logo, or bypass products made in Thailand. I had a similar problem with an external Seagate Free Agent, product of Thailand.


1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

Same problem, same unit.

Posted on Jul 26, 2010

1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

My 500GB Elements external hard drive is not being recognized by my computer

check usb cable first might try another cable to be certain it's not communications

and afterwards, you might consider running this utility to optimize your ext drive

Jun 16, 2012 | Computers & Internet

2 Answers

Harddrive not working. When it's plugged in it shuts down after a few seconds. I see a light flicker inside but it isn't sustained.

Test your PSU or replace it if your power supply units fan is not working your PSU is faulty
make sure the lead/s that attach to this drive have a secure seating and are not bad/faulty the light on only tells that its getting power it might not be getting enough power you might test the lead/s or
just replace the cable of the hard disk, when you plugged the external disk drive you got that windows could recognize the USB device change the cable everything should work fine again, sometimes the wires inside the cable will be damaged due to bending or stretching or placing heavy equipment upon the cable,
hope this helps

Apr 10, 2011 | Western Digital My Book Essential 500GB...

2 Answers

I have an external 500 GB HD. I try to plug it in to my laptop and the light on the front just flashes. The laptop doesn't recognize the HD, and there is no sound coming from the external HD

For that make sure usb cable works fine.
Try with different usb cable.
Also connect usb cable in different usb ports of computer.
Right click on my computer then click on proeperty then hardware->device manager.
Then click on sign of usb controllers then uniunstall all usb drivers 1 by 1.
then restart computer.
Then check.
If still not recognized then when you power up the computer press F8 key then enter in safe mode.
then check.
in normal mode again.sometimes harddisk need to start in safe mode .
Let me know if you need more assistance.

Nov 05, 2009 | Western Digital My Book Essential Edition...

1 Answer

WD320 GB 2.0 USB external hard drive is not working.

bad driver chip... call the manufacturer.. have the HDD changed...

Jul 09, 2009 | Western Digital Passport 320GB External...

1 Answer

External Hard Drive will not show up. Tells me to format it.

I have a Western External Hard Drive 320 and when I plug it in the computer will recognize it and allow me to access my files but after a short while if I go to click on a file t open it the WD 320 will click off for a minute and then reappear in the auto run mode.

Jun 20, 2009 | Western Digital Passport 320GB External...

2 Answers

Need help with western digital wd3200me passport

if it came with a driver disk or an install disk then try running that before hooking up your harddrive

Jun 01, 2009 | Western Digital Elements powered by WD 320...

1 Answer


Here are the differences

WD3200TN has

Compact design
USB Powered
Sync & Encryption Software
Backup Software
Remote access
Soft Touch Finish
Capacity Gauge

WD3200ME has

Compact design
USB Powered
Sync & Encryption Software

Apr 09, 2009 | Western Digital My Book Essential 1TB...

1 Answer

Western Digital 120GB Hard Drive not Connecting

change the hd from external case. . the chip in the case is bad.. or the hd.
hd can be taken out.. open it if its out of warranty to test it directly to pc cable inside.

May 04, 2008 | Computers & Internet

Not finding what you are looking for?
Western Digital 320GB MyBook External USB 2.0 Hard Drive Logo

Related Topics:

2,008 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Western Digital Computers & Internet Experts


Level 2 Expert

191 Answers


Level 3 Expert

71525 Answers


Level 3 Expert

4336 Answers

Are you a Western Digital Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides