I have a My BooK Essential 2TB USB 3.0. After 8 months one day (last week) I saw when I plug the to the PC it took 5 minutes to recognize.
Now it’s a same thing. I’ve tried with another computer (MAC) it’s a same and takes few minutes to recognize and bit rate is around 700 KBs. I’ve treid another cable and it didn’t work.
I took the hard out of the box! I put it in MAC Pro and it recognize but it couldn’t mount any partition!
I bought another hub for SATA, I try with that and it’s not working either! It’s like WD locked this hard with its software or sth (is it true?)
But once again, it’s still working with its own WD case but it’s awful. I can’t get a back up of 2 TB data with 700 KB/s!
What are you guys suggesting? How can I get this work with out any hub or case? Is it really lock and not recognize by any other hubs or software.
note: there is no password set for this hard and all computer that i’ve tested have WD SmartWare installed.