I have two WD My Passport drives both usb 3.0 @ 500 GB
0740 (glossy black) and 0748 (matte black, checkered pattern)
connected to onboard backpannel USB 3.0
on Asus Rampage III Formula
not using any WD utilties
default Windows 7 x64 drivers
and USB 3.0 host drivers are update
The 0748 runs great
// running a virtual machine a host can sleep and wake with no issues; drive will reconnect and VM still running
not true for the 0740
have to manually disconnect and reconnect drive; sometimes even requires cmd prompt:
Power Profile: Overall power setting High Performance, have disabled usb selective suspend
1200 watt PSU so overall juice should not be a problem
Have tried both ports, 1 drive at a time and both drives
no issues with 0748
0740 will never ‘wake up’ with out manual reconnect.
Could not find any firmware updates
Just performed full format and waiting on full chkdisk to complete.
I did read the big post about all the other issues.
Any other suggestions?
Still under waranty but was provided through my University so RMA will more than likely be a hassle.
And if I RMA won’t I just get stuck with another 0740?
Does the 0740 have a standard 2.5" sata and power connector?
I am thinking of just ripping it out sticking it on sata controller.