I just purchased this Western Digital My Passport Essential SE 1 TB USB 3.0 (WDBACX7500ABK) a few weeks back and it is mainly used for watching movies. It is connected to Samsung 3D LED HDTV (UN55C8000). I am able to see and play the contents in the hard-drive just fine. However, after half an hour or so while the movie is still playing, the harddrive shuts itself down. It causes the “USB” device to disappear in the “Source” and i have to annoyingly getup and go to unplug and plug the hard-drive back in. Has anyone experienced this before? If so, is there any solution? Installing some software maybe?
FYI, I have not installed whatever pre-loaded software in that hard-drive yet. Reason: I just want to make it simple as other hard-drive I own.