I have a WD passport (1T) that I connect to my MacBook Pro OS 10.7.3 - and I have had the hard drive for a year or two and have taken good care of it. I’ve never had any problems until recently. If I barely move my hard drive on my desk (it IS portable, after all, right?) - I get the following message:
"Because a USB device was drawing too much power from your computer, one or more of your USB devices have been disabled.
To prevent damaing your computer, the USB device drawing too mcuh power has ben dsiabled. Other devices may have also been disabled. When you disconnect the device drawing too much power, your other USB devices will be enabled again."
Nothing else is ever connected to my computer, and it doesn’t matter if my computer is plugged into a power source or not - the battery is usually fully charged - and I never had the message pop up so frequently until now.
Is it the beginning of the end for my hard drive or is there a way to stop it from disconnecting because it’s apparently “drawing too much power”?