I have a WD 1TB it worked properly for some time but now when i am starting the system the external is also getting on & it is working properly for sometime. But after some time it is not showing up in mycomputer & computer management but it is showing up in device manager. so plz i need urgent assistance.
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Honestly, any USB brand will cut it for you. What you want to ensure is that you are purchasing the proper version (1.0, 2.0, or 3.0) for whatever device the key will be associated with. Also make sure you don't buy too little or too much memory. But if you know all this and you just want a reliable brand, I would go with SanDisk.
The electronics in the hard drive is damaged and cannot be repaired by us mortals. There are companies that can recover data from damaged hard drives BUT it will cost you an arm and a leg for their services.
WD has had major issues with one of its chipsets (pitted IC due to thermals).
Have you tried the hhd on other machines and got the same issue? Again, it is just a serious issue WD had with their "My Book" products. Don't fret, the data is still on the hd and you can utilize it once you get the proper pcb for it.
First of all, restoring a hard drive rarely affects data stored on it. I usually just adjusts the supporting software that allows it to run properly. Definately check the manual prior to restoring it, though. Formatting it will absolutely erase everything (unless your the FBI). I'm about 99% sure that restoring it will leave your stored data completely unaffected.
You're better off performing the work using the newest OS available. BTW, your BF can plug into the internet and get upgraded to 10.4.11 as well for free and it doesn't take long.
Mybook does not require any additional driver to work on systems from Win XP onward, same for recents Linux and MAC OS.
If the drive is not detected on more of one computer, then it is usually because of a fault.
Try a replacement cable (mybook uses Mini USB to USB, available at computer and at camera shops). If still no luck contact WD, mybooks have one year warranty.
If you want to recover data, the disk must be mounted on a different enclosure, that service can be asked when discussing repair.