09-12-2012 08:43 PM
I just unpacked my WD Elements 1.5TB drive and followed the minimal quick install instructions.
The OS (Win 7 Home Premium 64-bit) found a driver (the driver is: WD Ext HDD 1021 USB Device
which I can read if I select the device in the Computer window and select Properties/Hardware)
The Drive appears in the Computer window as a BD-ROM with no removable media installed.
If I launch "Computer Management/Disk Management"
I see a 1.397GB drive with one partition
I'm sure this is the WD Elements drive.
But I cannot access it since, as noted above, Windows thinks it's a BD-ROM drive.
This error does not show up on the first page of a Google Search. I would appreciate help from the wise heads here.
My PC is an HP laptop, dv6-2150us
09-12-2012 09:00 PM
It seems that I misinterpreted that BD-ROM icon, which I'm not sure what it is (possibly virtual clone drive).
But I noticed that in Computer Management/Disk Management
the 1.4GB device did not have a drive letter assigned. After assigning one, the WD Elements drive shows up in the Computer window and is accessible.
09-13-2012 08:45 AM
Good to know..... I was wondering while i was reading the first post about that BD-ROM first time I see this.