Question about Western Digital My Book Essential Edition (WDG1U5000N) 500 GB Hard Drive

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I have a 500gig wd drive, i pluged it in and nothing, the computer doesn't detect it. I do not think it is the computer because it detects all of my other hard drives and other things fine. Its full of stuff and the light on the front is blinking. I would love to access this drive can you help?

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  • nic_mil_x Sep 29, 2010

    Yea i looked for it through my antivirus software and the antivirus does not read that there is a drive there at all

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Have you installed it with USB firewire driver

Posted on Sep 29, 2010

  • nic_mil_x Sep 29, 2010

    no and honestly i do not know how, it is not though connected through firewire but a usb cable

  • Brian Sullivan
    Brian Sullivan Sep 29, 2010

    Transfer speed still limited by USB only connection, must step up for FireWire port
    hope this helps

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Install a anivirus and scan for it . it might be a virus

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  • Rubensam Sep 29, 2010

    you need scan whole computer. if no virus . check your usb wire .is the wire can plug and play type if you need to find new wire and test it

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