I have a 2T Passport that has a solid, slow to fast (when accessing) blink on the cord side edge of the device. However, a similarly new 1T has no light at all.
Both units run WD Backup schedules and both are visible thru Win10 Explorer. I can manually see the backup entries in the Backup.swstor folders, and can access files/folders that are additionally stored on the 1T, even with no light.
1T p/n wdbyvg0010bbk-0b (no lite)
2T p/n wdbyvg0020bbk-0b (yes lite)
Also, I’m I correct that these Passport devices do not have a Sleep Mode (or one that can be controlled)? I did not see any option when I looked at the WD Drive Utilities…settings was grayed out like the erase…although I did read somewhere about Sleep Mode on WD devices.
Does the Utilities need to be synced to the drives before use? When I open the utility, I see the 2 passports, but only Diagnose is blue, the other 2 are gray and not pickable.