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Download Quick Install Guide or download the manual:

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You need to have the WD Sync program on your computer; you can get it from your WD Passport, or, over the Internet. Once you have the software on your computer, you can synchronize. WARNING: Do not think that theyourWD Passport, using the WD Sync software, is a
backup drive; it is NOT !

As per the documentation with this device:
"synchronization software is intended to synchronize the data from a
computer to the drive (WD Passport) and SHOULD NOT be used as backup
software. To use this software properly, we advise that you do not wipe or
erase the data from the internal hard drive (computer) and resynchronize, as
this will cause the data that WD Sync stored to the Passport to be deleted."

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90% of the time this is a power problem. The USB port on the computer can not supply enough watts. Use an external USB hub that has a 5V power supply.

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U need to update windows XP , USB drivers will be installed



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You need to try it on a differant computer. That will let you know if the problem is the external drive or the usb ports on your computer.

Usually it is the usb interface on the external drive. You can buy a new usb enclosure and take the hard drive out of your passport drive and put it in the new enclosure. That will get you acess to your data again. You can find enclosures for as cheap as $14 so this is worth doing.

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I am using the passport essential 500gb on my macbook pro. I dont use time machine...i just backup files manually. I tried to transfer an item to the passport and it told me that it couldnt be moved...


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This is mostly a power issue, although higher speed devices also tend to need shorter cables due to latency. Light & electricity travels about 1 foot, or 30 cm, in a billionth of a second; this limits the size of high speed devices. In layman's terms, latency is the Brontosaurus effect, since the head takes a while to talk to the tail.

Western Digital recommends using a 22" USB 2.0 Power Booster Cable (WDCA029RNN) to combine the power of two USB ports into the one Passport Essential USB port--it is also a bit longer than the original 18 inch cable. For all EXCEPT the black Passport Essential drive, you may also the WD Passport™ Power Supply Adapter (WDPS021 for the US voltage version). See Western Digital knowledge base ID 1296 for more on this issue. Also see ID 1048 for European Support info.

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