My workstation does not recognize one of the two WD 1.5TB My Book drives that were originally configured out of the box on my laptop.
I have one laptop and one workstation that both run Windows 7. The laptop used to be my primary computer and I configured 2 new 1.5TB My Book drives with it. I then connected other external drives to my laptop, transferred all of my image and video files to My Book (1), and then transferred everything from My Book (1) to a second My Book drive: My Book (2).
I now have My Book (1) connected to my workstation, which is now my primary computer, and have been saving all of my image and video files to it. It is now time to backup My Book (1) to My Book (2) but strangely, when I connect My Book (2) to the workstation, it does not show up in the Start | Computer window. The workstation does not recognize it as being a valid drive. When I go to Windows 7 ‘Disk Management’, I can see the drive, but it lists the file format as ‘UDF’. For some reason, the workstation does not recognize the NTFS partition on My Book (2).
I thought that maybe I had just imagined that I had configured My Book (2) and had used it to backup My Book (1). I was 30 senconds from reformatting My Book (2) when I realized I had initially used my laptop to configure both My Book (1) and My Book (2). I connected My Book (2) to my laptop and - lo and behold - it’s recognized by the laptop and I can see all of the files on it.
Why does my workstation recognize My Book (1) but not My Book (2)? They were both configured according to WD recommendations. I would really like to fix this, otherwise, I’ll have to move all of my files from the workstation to the laptop, and use the laptop to backup all the files to My Book (1), and then backup My Book (1) to My Book (2).
That would be very inconvenient.
Thanks in advance…