Sorry to start like this but WD External HD products seem to be the biggest pieces of ■■■■ I’ve EVER come across!
What’s worse is WD software and support seemingly **bleep** AND are non-existent!!
Why do people buy external HD’s? To keep data SAFE… stuff you DON’T WANT TO LOSE!
What CONSTANTLY happens with WD External Drives? Systems no longer recognize them and simply ask you to reformat the disk!!! Therefore your “safe data” is GONE!
This has happened twice to me with the same disk.
I have colleagues that have the EXACT SAME ISSUE with WD Mybook drives. Seriously WTF is the problem? I have other external Drives made by Lacie and other brands… NO ISSUES… EVER!!
I have about 300GB of vital data on my 2TB MyBook (mirror edition). The most important data is a 240GB IMAGE I created of my PC that has completely crashed! Installing the WD drive manager it reports that the “RAID has FAILED” and wants me to reformat (as usual). It shows up in disk manager but cannot be found nor accessed under My Computer. I currently am using it in 2TB mode not in 1TB mirrored mode (well I was using it in that mode until it decided not to be recognized AGAIN).
I tried updating the firmware. It finds it, starts trying to update and just exits with “FAILED”.
I hope someone here can help, however I doubt it… seeing that pretty much 100% of the posts on here have gone un-answered or NOT successful…