Question about Western Digital 500GB My Book World Edition 500 GB Hard Drive

1 Answer

My Book has stopped backing up my Mac?

I have a new 500 GB home edition of My Book by Western Digital.  It performed a couple of backups and has stopped working. I want to exchange it if it won't work but how can I erase the files on it ?

Posted by on

  • RiverRat47 Mar 06, 2008

    Thanks for your response.   I disconnected the drive and then reconnected and restarted and it's working again.  I think when I shut down my computer last time I somehow disconnected or turned off the external drive. Thanks again for your response.




    RiverRat47

  • Anonymous Apr 03, 2008

    I was editing  a video in final cut express after i finished, I turned off my mac and the external hardrive turned off as well( my book home edition 500 gb)


    for some reason i needed to disconnect the power cable from the external hardrive and i did. next morning i plugged it back in and turned on my mac again
    it seems the external drive is working but does not appear on my descktop anymore
    can someone help me?

×

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Genius:

    An expert who has answered 1,000 questions.

  • Master
  • 3,587 Answers

Hmmm..perhaps it's full? how big are the backups, and how is your backup set up, overwrite or overlap?

Posted on Mar 06, 2008

×

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

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

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

2 Answers

My Book Home Edition 500 GB hardrive has been shaky lately and now everytime i plug it in it says K: Drive not formatted do you want to format now? It doesnt even pop as My book just the K: drive and when...


This is a sign of a failing drive. Its probably, bad sectors; or a pcb that is about to fail. I would advise you to backup this up promptly. http://techrxgb.com for more information on data recovery.

Jul 23, 2010 | Western Digital My Book Home Edition 500...

1 Answer

How do you start a backup on WD My Book


There are so many ways to do that.
1) Run the backup utility software that comes with the drive. choose the files you want to backup and select the drive as the destination for the backup.

2) Use Windows 7 backup software from start, Control Panel, system and security, backup and restore. Select the files you want to backup and select the drive as your destination for the back.

3) you can copy and pest the the File you want to backup to the drive.

Jun 07, 2010 | Western Digital My Book Home Edition 500...

1 Answer

Strange clicking sound from my book home edition 1TB. Disk is not visible in any system Mac or Windows.


Is the clicking sound continous? Did the disk fell down or did something else hit the dis? The symptoms are bad for the data you have in the disk... If the sound isn't constantly, leave the disk on the computer for a long time, it's possible to work again....

Stelios.

Feb 22, 2010 | Western Digital My Book Home Edition 500...

1 Answer

WD My Book Studio Ed. (Mac) - 2TB - stopped working for no reason


plug your drive in to your computer, right click
on my computer and bring up disk manager,
open disk manager and see if your wd drive
shows up. then reinitialize the drive and this
will hopefully solve your problem.

Aug 21, 2009 | Western Digital My Book Home Edition 500...

1 Answer

Erase complete backup from external hard drive. Also, how do I erase individual backups. Thank You.


Just format the drive - unless you have other stuff on it.
Be careful - make doubly sure that the drive you are formating is the extenal drive!!

May 19, 2009 | Western Digital My Book Essential Edition...

1 Answer

Western digital 500 home, is it mac compatible


My mac reads it and I can work from it, but it's much slower than on my PC

Apr 01, 2009 | Western Digital My Book Essential Edition...

1 Answer

Western Digital My Book ES Edition 500 MB


Hi calicali,

Are you using Western Digital's built-in software to try backups, or just dragging or copying/pasting manually?

If you can use more detail I can help you.

Ben

Mar 04, 2008 | Western Digital My Book Premium ES...

1 Answer

Compuer doesnot see the my book


Only the Proedition2 and the studio edition are formatted for a mac

Feb 13, 2008 | Western Digital My Book Essential Edition...

3 Answers

My Book firewire not bootable on mac


I picked up a couple of My Books lately( via Ebay), and noticed that i can not get them to work on the Firewire interface with my Dual Core Intel Mac. Shows up on USB2.0 fine however.I found an online reference that said Apple changed some things on the Firewire interface year or two ago, and that vendors had to update their firmware (it related to Firewire devices reporting a unique ID to the Mac).

Jan 12, 2008 | Western Digital My Book Essential Edition...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Western Digital 500GB My Book World Edition 500 GB Hard Drive Logo

Related Topics:

179 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Western Digital Hard Drives Experts

Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan

Level 3 Expert

27725 Answers

Mark Taylor
Mark Taylor

Level 3 Expert

728 Answers

joecoolvette
joecoolvette

Level 3 Expert

5660 Answers

Are you a Western Digital Hard Drive Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...