Question about Western Digital 500GB My Book Pro-External 500 GB Hard Drive
It must be formatted to FAT32 or ExFAT format. TV cannot read NTFS format.
Posted on Dec 18, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Is your hard drive power-up?
Do you hear your hard drive just spinning?
If so, your PCB may went bad. If you hear the hard drive clicking then your PCB or the heads went bad. If you need the data, you might have to ask the data recovery guys to get them back for you or find the PCB on Ebay.
If you don't care about your data, send it back for the warranty replacement
Posted on Apr 18, 2009
Is this a new external with no data on it? If it is, it may need to be formatted.Go to disk management to see if the drive is there. It may need to be initialize first before you can formatted.If it has not been initialized, a message will pop up for you to initialized it. Once it is done, formatted--This should be done only if don't have any data on it.
Posted on Jul 23, 2009
The drive was giving you a sign that its about to crash. Try many more time to see if it could still connect and backup the data in it and replace the drive.
Posted on Dec 28, 2009
If your hard drive is under warranty, Western Digital will do this for you. You can find more information on their web site.
If not, you'll need to either put the hard drive in your computer (given that it also supports Serial ATA hard drives), or purchase a SATA Drive Enclosure to put your hard drive in.
As far as I know, Western Digital cases are snap-close cases, which may result in unrepairable damage to the case if you open it. The hard drive inside is usually a standard SATA drive so you should have no trouble plugging it into your computer/drive enclosure.
Best of luck.
Posted on Mar 27, 2010
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this will not work by it self you will either need to buy a computer with media software that will support your hard drive or a DVR that will support you hard drive.
the hard drive connected to the device you have tried to connect to are not smart devices they will not support a stand alone external drive even though there is a usb port.
Posted on Mar 18, 2011
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