Question about Western Digital 1TB WD ELEMENTS USB 20DESKTOP EXTERNAL HARD DRIVE

1 Answer

Wd elements hard drive i/o error - Western Digital 1TB WD ELEMENTS USB 20DESKTOP EXTERNAL HARD DRIVE

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Western Digital Master
  • 27,725 Answers

Two of the most common causes of I/O (Input / Output) device errors are driver based. Typically, either the device's driver is not enabled or it is out of date. The driver component has an important function, as it acts as a motor like force that propels USB/plug-and-play hardware into a driving action within the computer. It is the connecting communicating link signaling the CPU to a desired movement. And while not all I/O device error solutions are simplistic, as a good starting point, you can try troubleshooting using a few basic steps, and you might not need to attempt anything else.
Access "Control Panel" from the Start menu and then choose "Performance and Maintenance." Click "System" and then go to the Hardware tab and click on "Device Manager." Find the device that is registering an error by expanding the nodes of the appropriate category. If the device has a red "X" on the icon next to its description, the hardware is disabled; Otherwise, Go to the General tab and click "Enable Device" found under the Device Status section; then press "OK." (Note: You may have to follow prompts, as indicated through an enabling device wizard. If you do, continue to click "Next" and follow the prompts until the process has completed.) Test the hardware. If an error is shown. Go to the General tab and click "Troubleshoot" found under the Device Status section then press "OK." Follow the prompts to solve the issue. If an error is still shown Go to the Driver tab and click "Update Driver." Follow the prompts until the process has completed and then test the hardware. Hope this helps.

Posted on Jan 16, 2013

Ad

6 Suggested Answers

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

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

Hi,
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.
Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad
mikeslab
  • 87 Answers

SOURCE: wd element 250gb usb hard drive

you'll find that the external chassis is buggered, get a new one and put the hdd in and see if your info is still there.

Posted on Apr 23, 2009

Crankstart
  • 696 Answers

SOURCE: My wd elements hard drive of 1 terabyte will not turn on

Hi,

Usually if this happens it's either a dead AC adapter or a failed circuit board inside. If you have nothing crucial on the drive take it back to the store you bought it from or contact Western Digital for warranty.

If you do have crucial files and don't want to loose them by simply warrantying the drive, take it to your local PC store and void your warranty by having the techs there move you hard drive into a new enclosure for testing. If it works in the new enclosure buy it and be on your way. If it doesn't your problems are more severe and will require some specialized assistance from a Data Recovery Pro. If this is the case ask the techs to place the HDD in a anti-static bag then reply to me with your Country, State, City and I will refer you to a nearby Pro who can access your files and save them for you.


Hope this helps FixYa,


Chris

Posted on Aug 19, 2009

  • 61 Answers

SOURCE: Elements by WD, AC Adapter Failed

There are replacement models for this 5V/1.5A power supply that the AD6008 uses.

One of them is made by a company called "Asian Power Devices" [APD] and their model number for the replacement for this particular unit is: DA-30C01.

I've seen them for sale on www.amazon.com for around $25.00.

Posted on Feb 22, 2010

Testimonial: "Thank you very much. That's eactly what I was looking for. I appreciate you speedy response."

SOURCE: Hard Drive elements by WD is not recognized

hi Stefan,
i suggest to run the check command
in run type cmd then you will see black screen type this command chkdsk x: /f /r x is the dirve alphbet.
even that does not work try this http://www.roadkil.net/listing.php/C1/Data%20Recovery

Posted on Jun 15, 2010

technical114
  • 1851 Answers

SOURCE: How do I make the

I suppose that your WD Passport is formatted in NTFS format and mac can't read this kind of format. I suggest you to reformat the WD passport at another format compatible with mac. You can do it with either of the 2 options:
1.You could use "disk utility" (you found it in folder utilities inside the applications folder) to format the WD Passport in the mac filesystem hfs+.
2.Plug in the WD Passport. The disk should mount on its own. Open Disk Utility (Applications > Utilities > Disk Utility). The flash drive should be listed on the left side of the window. Click on it. Click the Erase tab. Make sure FAT is selected as the format and click the Erase button.
At both of these cases you will loose your data that are already in the WD Passport, so create a back up before, using a system that is capable of reading WD Passport.

In case of a problem or clarification or further details needed, don't hesitate to post me a reply before rejecting my answer.
If you are satisfied, rate my solution with the "thumbs" or (even better) add a testimonial.

Thanks and regards
Please kindly rate this solution
Stelios
direct fixya link: http://www.fixya.com/users/technical114

Posted on Feb 01, 2011

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

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

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Cyclic Redundancy Check error appears in wd element 1TB hard disk. how to repair to open it. It contains lots of data.


Opening the drive outside of a clean room (meaning a special room with no contaminants and air filtration) will allow the drive surface to be contaminated and cause more problems than you have. Best solution is a data recovery specialist and expected cost is in the $500 to several thousand dollar range.

Apr 03, 2015 | Western Digital Wd Elements Se 1tb...

1 Answer

Why can't I access any of the files on my WD Elements external hard drive?


If you have not reinstalled a new OS the drive should be seen after starting your unit.

Disconnect the USB drive and reboot your unit.

After the unit comes up, plug in the drive.

If the drive is new to the system, it will locate and load drivers.

Afterwards it should give the opium to view files.
It should also be seen in your device manager, under disk drive.

You should be able to go to prosperity's and see sharing opium's ect. ( Security ) Try to make your changes here

May 20, 2014 | Western Digital 2TB WD ELEMENTS USB...

1 Answer

External Disk WD Elements problem


did u format the wd 320 gb already
you have to format it first to work from it

Apr 06, 2010 | Western Digital Elements powered by WD 320...

1 Answer

My Mac will not store data on my wd external hard-drive


Take it back to where you bought it, and get a replacement,
or at least get them to demonstrate that it _does_ work, when connected to a Mac computer (not a Windows computer).

Dec 26, 2009 | Western Digital Elements powered by WD 320...

1 Answer

I purchased 2 WD elements 1TB. I have pluged it


right click on the drive , format it and it should work, if this not solves your problem go to the shop and use your warranty, it may be broken.

Nov 16, 2009 | Western Digital Elements powered by WD 320...

1 Answer

WD External Hard Drive 320GB Cyclic Error


Windows Delayed write file error

Read this

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/330174

since your talking about the External drives, a lot of reasons makes this happen. if the resolution above link cant help you, then try this:

Make sure that update the driver of your PC hard drive. Usually, this errors appear if your moving from one hard drive brand to another ex: seagate to samsung etc....

updated hard drive driver resolve this.

Make sure the cables are alright. Or at least have the latest service pack. USB drivers causes issues as well. I updated mine and the problem did not crop up anymore. hope this would help.

Feb 22, 2009 | Western Digital Elements powered by WD 320...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Western Digital 1TB WD ELEMENTS USB 20DESKTOP EXTERNAL HARD DRIVE Logo

178 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Western Digital Computers & Internet Experts

Arora Singh
Arora Singh

Level 2 Expert

180 Answers

Alun Cox

Level 3 Expert

2678 Answers

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

78936 Answers

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

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...