My (brand new) Passport 4 TB is not working in Windows 7

I just purchased the My Passport backup unit on November 30, 2018 from Target.

The unit is not recognized on my PC.

When I plugged it into my MacBook Pro, the following message appeared.

What is it telling me?

Tuxera NTFS

Tuxera NTFS could not mount /dev/disk2s1

at /Volumes/My Passport because the following problem occurred:

CBCIO activated with:

cp.fildes=3

cp.blockSize=524288

cp.items=32

cp.mode=1

cp.flushInterval=1000

The disk contains an unclean file system (0, 0).

The file system wasn’t safely closed on Windows. Fixing.

WARNING: ReadFully - I/O error while reading from file (5: “Input/output error”)

WARNING: failed at: CSIOPread(3, 0x102303000, 524288, 3115319296, 0x7fff5fbff3b8);

WARNING: bytesRead=0

ntfs_attr_pread_i: ntfs_pread failed: Input/output error

Failed to read NTFS $Bitmap: Input/output error

NTFS is either inconsistent, or there is a hardware fault, or it’s a

SoftRAID/FakeRAID hardware. In the first case run chkdsk /f on Windows

then reboot into Windows twice. The usage of the /f parameter is very

important! If the device is a SoftRAID/FakeRAID then first activate

it and mount a different device under the /dev/mapper/ directory, (e.g.

/dev/mapper/nvidia_eahaabcc1). Please see the ‘dmraid’ documentation

for more details.

WD wants to charge me $5.00 for shipping it back to them for a replacement using an RMA.

I don’t agree that I should have to pay anything for shipping if their unit fails to work.

Perhaps, I should just return it to Target, but I’m not informed as to their return policy for electronic items such as this.

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Hi,

You may contact Western Digital, to see whether they would be able to provide you the shipping label without cost.

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