I picked up a 1TB My passport to backup mov. files. I have a mac pro with OSX 10.5.8 (intel based) … I partitioned the drive - selected GUID - and loaded the files. Then, when trying to access them I am stonewalled by a “device removal error” message that says “the device was put away improperly” - which isn’t the case - I’ve never ejected it improperly. Then it disappears from the desktop. I can reconnect it - and it appears temporarily - until i try to use it - then it errors again and disappears.
The kicker is, the same thing happened on the same computer with a different (brand new) 500G My Passport previously. I compiled some files for a family member and had the same result. I bought another WD HD thinking it was an anomaly. I’ve tried re-partitioning the drive with no success. A very nice rep tried to help me on the phone - but his suggestion of repartitioning and clicking the GUID checkbox didn’t work.
I’ve tried everything i can think of - the cable is perfect, i re-formatted multiple times and tried different USB ports…
I’m absolutely stumped. Thanks for anything forum dwellers!!