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How do I access password protection on my WD Elements external HD before backing up data?

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SOURCE: Protection of external hard drive by password

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If you did not input a password when prompted, just hit the Enter key and that should work.

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Posted on Feb 02, 2008

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SOURCE: WD External Drive-USB recognize, but no icon, can't access

1. Right click on My Computer > Manage;

2. On the new window click on Disk Management, on the right side, right click in the USB Volume and chose "Change Drive Letter and Path..."

3. In the new window click on "Add..." to assign a letter to your USb drive.

Best Regards

Posted on Jun 24, 2009

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SOURCE: WD 500gb external hard drive 'elements' not recognised by laptop

Windows 98 does not properly work with drives > approx. 130 GB. This has something to do with the FAT* being not large enough for more cluster entries.

*(FAT = File Allocation Table; this tells the computer in which clusters on the HD a file is stored. What is the FAT good for? A computer stores files on HD like a very messy person: The first next free space is used; if it is not sufficient, the second next free space and so on. This leads to fragmentation, i.e. one file may be stored on many different sections of the HD. But unlike a messy person the computer keeps good track of where he puts all the pieces; this list is the FAT.

Here's how I worked around that problem: Partitioned them so that each partition was about 125 GB. Also: Cluster size must be 32 kB; if it is smaller you get more clusters and the FAT can't handle so many.

For example I have a 500 GB hard disk that is partitioned into four 122 GB partitions (just to be on the safe side; a couple of GBs not allocated). This works trouble-free.

You might do the partitioning with Windows's FDISK, though it gives you wrong indications about partition sizes. Use percent values (e.g. ''24%'' when specifying the required partition size in FDISK.

A partitioning utility I can recommend for ease and reliability is Acronis Disk Director Suite.

Posted on Sep 24, 2009

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SOURCE: WD Elements ext.HD not visible in My Computer

Hello Graham

Ok, have you tried changing the drive letter of all the drives in the device manager? This is sometimes the cause for the drive not showing in My computer.

Let me know if you have tried this already, if not, do this, it might just work. It is a 320GB drive.

Kind regards
Andrea

Posted on Dec 09, 2009

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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

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How do you remove the administration on WD Elements external hard dive to access your documents and to be able to play on TV.


You can send the drive to WD but it will come back with no data. It is a security password that has no crack.

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My 'Elements' WD 500G external hard drive is no longer powering up - it has an external separate power supply (it isn't one that powers via USB only). The power supply 'box' is flashing a green light. Do I...


If it is a matter of just the power supply failing, you can get a replacement. It is possible to remove the HD and place it in a new case with a new power supply, as well. However, if you suddenly smell something burning after that, you are on the trail to adventure. That might be a burnt out diode, easy enough for a PC repair shop to replace. Or, it might be something more serious and you would need an expensive data recover shop to get back your loss. You could call Western Digital customer service and see what they have to offer in terms of a power supply or make use of the following link:


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It make tic noise when the hard drive is running


This sound is the heads of the disk hitting. The drive should be backed up immediately to another.
You can put this drive into a drive enclosure to clone it to another.
This drive will stop working and there is no telling how soon that failure will occur.

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Something might have happened to the driver. You might need to reinstall it.

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hi there could be a couple of things you can try, you could, ( if you have xp ) have the drive in, then go to my computer, then tools, then folder options, click, view, then look down the list for show hidden files and folders, that's one, the other is to take the drive caddy apart, remove the hard drive ( as they are just normal hdd's in external boxes ) connect it up to a spare port on your desktop computer and see if you can transfer files that way, ( note! this will void the warranty on the drive case if you do this if it is still under warranty ) the other way would be to get a data recovery program, like winundelete, which you should be able to find on either your computer or the net for free, hope this will help

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Try running Scan Disk and defrag. Otherwise use a program like SpinRite to do a low level scan of the disk.

Good luck

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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).

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WD Elements ext.HD not visible in My Computer


Hello Graham

Ok, have you tried changing the drive letter of all the drives in the device manager? This is sometimes the cause for the drive not showing in My computer.

Let me know if you have tried this already, if not, do this, it might just work. It is a 320GB drive.

Kind regards
Andrea

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Western Digital Elements HD doing a clicking noise and no access


It might be the power adapter. I had one of these and two Maxtor external drives that just clicked that way and it turned out their adapters were bad. You can check with another adapter if you can borrow one from another drive, or use a replacement from Radio Shack. Make sure you get the same voltage and current rating marked on the original.

If the adapter isn't at fault, the small circuit board in the enclosure may be the trouble. You can remove the drive from the case and connect it to directly to a computer power supply to see if spins up properly.

If the drive still doesn't spin, it's bad. This is a common way for a drive to fail. Unfortunately, this leaves you with a drive that you can't read. Hopefully you've backed your important data up on CD or DVD.

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Drive runs almost continually - very hot as a result


You can download the data lifeguard diagnostic utility off WD's website.

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