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Windows 7 - Devices & Printers (Device Staging) - realistic icons

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by ‎02-04-2012 05:12 AM - edited ‎02-04-2012 05:15 AM

Hey guys,


my external WD My Passport Essential SE hard disk drive doesn't get a realistic icon as it's supposed to do.

A problem on my end can be excluded, because WD already confirmed that there's currently no realistic icon for _any_ WD drive available.


Please vote for this idea, if you agree that it's nice to have and that WD should submit such icons to Microsoft for proper display within the Device & Printers section of Windows 7 or later.


Thanks in advance,


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Android Support

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by on ‎12-08-2011 08:15 AM

I Just bought myself an ASUS Transformer tablet, running Android, and although it will recognise the drive when I plug in via USB, I can't access the encrypted partition.

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Thunderbolt External Hard Drive for Mac

Status: In Review
by on ‎09-25-2011 05:45 PM

Dear WD:

How about creating a Thunderbolt-enabled external hard disk drive for the Mac? If it had USB 3.0 that would also be nice. Thx for your great products!

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tri-band 5GBit WIFI portable Element HDD

Status: In Review
by on ‎06-30-2011 01:00 AM

I would like to see WD's response to Seagate's GoFlex Satellite portable HDD.

I would suggest WD to have tri-band GBit WIFI connection in 2.5" Element portable form factor (with built-in Lithium Polymer battery).


'Qualcomm recently released the AR9004TB chipset. This tri-band wireless setup adds 60GHz WiGig to the usual 2.4 and 5GHz dual-band 802.11n formula for "multi-gigabit in-room performance." Though far from finalized, the 802.11ad standard being pushed by the WiGig alliance should be able to hit speeds of 5Gbps."


At 5Gbps, it will be as fast as the new USB 3.0 standard! But now WD don't have to worry about the "weak cable problem"

inherited in all of its product.


The slogan would be "completely cable free!"

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Wireless enabled disk drive.

Status: In Review
by on ‎06-06-2011 09:08 AM

There are many portable hard drives available for home use that requires USB connectivity.  Though USB connectivity is ideal for data transmissions, developing a portable hard drives that also provide wireless connectivity would help for homes with many desktop/laptop/Mac/IPAD devices to share the wireless enabled portable hard drive as a shared drive over the home network much as wireless printers do and facilitate sharing of music, photo and video files easily. 


Please feel free to post your opinions on this idea.



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