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Hard drives western digital essential edition 500gb

Just got this yesterday im not sure how to use it or how do put stuff init instead of useing my computers drive is their a program too use

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Re: hard drives western digital essential edition 500gb

Start with this document - You should have received a CD with your drive that has all the software you need on it. Additionally, you will need to have a home network hub or switch to connect your computer(s) and your drive. For additional information on home networks and how everything is connected, see this article:

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Why is there a question mark on my WD My Book 500 external Hard drive short cut?

Wow, Im amazed at the guy who threw his WD into the freezer for a week after a fatal crash and was able to get most of his stuff back! I was so frustrated after my second WD crashed that I gave up and used it as a door stopper. I was too bummed out to even bother returning it for an exchange, and when I did think of doing that, it was too late. I decided never to buy WD again, their drives are pure junk!
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My 500GB hard drive isn't working anymore

There have been issues with the western digital Mybook on the enclosure itself as the connector usually fails. The actual harddisk, however, is not damaged so you just needed to take that out and mount it to your computer or put it in another USB hard disk enclosure.

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Well im trying to format my 500gb to be a fat32 instead of ntfs so my xbox 360 can read it. how do i go about this?

the maximum memory capacity for a fat 32 drive 18 gb(approx.) if u want to format your WD my book, u have to make a small partition out of it of appropriate memory size. then u can xbox 360 integrated with ur drive to unleash gaming experience

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Hi there, I have a MyBook essential edition 500GB and its not being recognised by my laptop when i plug it into the USB. What do i do? I've used it before and its worked fine

Try a friends computer. If that dosent work, check the ac adapter, replace is nessary. if that dosent work put the hdd in a nother enclosure, still not working, the hdd istelf will be broken, tae the drive to a data recovery centre

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Western Digital 500GB won't turn on.

If nothing is broken inside the harddrive it is possible to retrieve the data, all you need to do is take the hard drive out of its housing and plug it into your dvd drives slots, eg, using the power supply cable and the cable that actually reads the info from the dvd drive. once this is inserted boot up computer and see if your computer reads it. i have personally done this with my broken external and it worked, but note it only seemed to work in the first dvd drive so you may have to unplug your first dvd drive.
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500GB MY BOOK hard to clear "disk error" & use again?

when you reboot your computer, do not have the hard drive attached. As far as the error goes, im not to sure about that.

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There..but not!

didn't fix it..can't ..on disability..don't have money for your plan..I thopught yous were a tech support that we could get help period..not one of these where people always had to pay first. too bad sometimes people weren't just older ones on disability could use that.i have a put to gether extra money,,and was just in need of help...and everything always costs but its coneccted but not there and isnt working as my book so i have no idea. thanks but i cant. Diane

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log on to Kaizer v8.1 antivirus coz the hard drive has a virus download it and run it over for sure it will be okey.

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