Again, if the drive works in other places, there’s no reason to suspect anything is wrong, is there? If it doesn’t work in other places, then you have something to complain about.
I dont know exactly, I admit. maybe ps3 is using some proprietary port which somehow works with elements but not with ultra. But that has nothing to do with WD per se. Sony has a track record for proprietary stuff in all their hardware.
People don’t understand what the WD security software is and just keep blurting out stuff about deleting some hidden partition, files etc. Fact is, it doesn’t work that way. First of all , if you don’t have it locked, then the WD virtual CD partition will not even be visible. - simple, just a plain harddrive.
if you do have it locked, yes the virtual CD partition will show up and you’ll be able to unlock it only on a mac or PC with windows. if this is a problem, remove the password. its that simple. There is really nothing more to it.
and btw, the virtual CD partition is dynamically provided to the OS by the firmware. It doesn’t reside on the usable part of your drive and there’s nothing you can do, or need to do, to remove it.
Oh. I have one last point: Its just possible that because of the design changes in the ultra vs elements, the ultra needs more power from the USB port compared to elements. maybe the ps3 port is not supplying that power. Just because the led lights up doesn’t mean that there is sufficient power to run it correctly. If that’s the case, then yes it won’t mount at all on the ps3. There is no easy way to verify this, unless you want to use a multimeter and know how to check the voltage and current flow thru the USB port.
Here is a blog which talks about the power problem with drives powered using a single cable: ref