I have this HDD that was faulty from the first week I bought it a about a year ago…I didn’t had time for tests then. Was used a few days to connect to a LCD TV with USB connection.
The problems are:
When I connect to my PC sometimes is shown as: “unknows device” connected to USB port or “My Passport 0730 USB Device” in Disk drives.
If is recognized as a hdd has only the drive letter but no size (0MB)
If I try to format / check errors in winXP nothing happen…all HDD management programs quit sudden if I select this HDD. (including WDFirmwareUpdater, WDSmartWare)
The other ISSUE is that my TV actually detect this drive after a couple of attempts and all the files I had are there.
No other PC can acces the drive…maybe because is detected just once ( TV try to acces many times until is available)
Maybe someone know a program who tries to acces the partition table a couple of times until I can make it avaiable for format/ error checking.