My WD book 1tb sometimes blocks


#1

i got a WD My Book Home 1 TB from few months it blocks continually when i use it…es. when i copy something the Hard disk block it is like it goes stand by. also when i browse it sometimes it blocks

please someone can help me??


#2

if what you mean by “blocks” is that it stalls, hangs or kinda’ freezes… then I have the same problem. Unfortunately I bought two MyBook Essential drives last week and both are acting the same way whether I attach them to an old G4 iBook, a G5 PowerMac or my intel Mac…

They’re unusable. I updated the firmware and the software…even though I didn’t want to install anything just to use a hard drive, but I was hoping it would solve the problem. It didn’t.

I have been using WD drives for years and own many different models and up until now I was very pleased. After spending hours trying to get these brand new drives to function properly I’ve given up. Either these were a faulty bunch or these new MyBooks have serious technical flaws.

I’m sorry that I have to throw out two brand new drives… and I’m sorry that I won’t be buying any WD drives for a very long time.

BTW: Mac OS X 10.4.11 and Lepard 10.5.8

I’ll also mention that I reformatted both drives to HFS+ Journaled


#3

:cry:  I have the same problem…I was wishing that someone have a solution for this big mass

please help us


#4

Have you tried contacting WD’s Technical Support about this?  You can contact them by phone or email.

To Contact WD for Technical Support
http://support.wdc.com/contact/index.asp?lang=en


#5

:smiley:Thanks Bill…I keep reading the forum and I fund that WD have a new firmware…then a download

and it work!..well for this time …anything looks and work fine


#6

This sounds exactly like the problem that I have been having with my world books - long pauses of inactivity. I used the WD_MB_Home_1034_1_03.exe program to update my firmware, although WD Lifeguard Diagnostics reports the firmware as 01.01A01. Can somebody point out the location of the new firmware updater ? I can’t seem to find it.

Thanks.