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

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Keeps going off line and then freezes / can't turn off

My WD 500GB keeps going offline - works fine for about 1/2 a day but then when I go to access it at some point, it says I have no rights/permissions to access it. It appears on my network, however, and so must be connected. Then it won't let me turn it off via the power button on the front. When I unplug and then plug back in again, the thing turns over and over (wurring and ticking) and the light won't even go on. The only way to get it back online is to wait a couple of days with it unlplugged, then plug it back in again.

I'm not using MioNet by the way.

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  • shoot2kill Jul 30, 2008

    Me too...I have the same problem...Heck I dismantled the HD and plug it to a desktop...the HD can be detected but the file system cannot be seen. It is most likely the files are there but windows cannot recognize it. Using software recovery tools also does not help. Someone told me Linux can help...I probably ask a friend to help for I know nothing about Linux....

  • Kushanku61 Aug 07, 2008

    I have a 1TB My Book World Edition. I am not using Mionet but had same problremwhen I did.Shows up ok when it statrs but being on a few hours it locks up.The only way I can restart it is unplugit from the back. The drive I have now is a RMA drive from WD and it does the same thing.

  • Anonymous Aug 20, 2008

    exact same problem

  • burgemark Aug 22, 2008

    Same issue with the 1TB drive. Freezes, won't turn off. WHen i reboot it, Vista recognizes it for a few hours, then it locks and it doesn't show on the Network any longer.

  • Anonymous Aug 24, 2008

    chaulk up another one on this list.

  • redlizz Nov 03, 2008

    Exact same problem. It has worked fine for months, but 2 days ago started to act this way !



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I'm getting issues like this too...ready to throw the thing in the soon as I can figure out how to get files off of it.

Posted on Jul 25, 2008

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Hi there

I had some of those issues, they stopped after switching of the
WD anywhere access.
Started with firmware 2.00.xx
Maybe that helps you

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