I bought a passport SE 1 TB and installed the drive on my mac about a week ago. It has worked well as my drive for time machine. Today, time machine sent a popup that said that it could not find the passport drive. I looked in finder and saw this to be true. I tried using disk util and was able to bring the drive up in the utility and both verified and repaired the drive. Both said the drive was okay. I don’t understand how disk util can see it but my mac cannot. Odd.
I tried connecting the drive to a windows xp machine and it recognized the drive and loaded the needed software. Once the software was loaded I could not find the passport drive in windows explorer. Hmmm likely a problem with the drive?
Should I reformat and see if that helps? 1 week of backups is not going to be such a big deal but I hate to reformat if I don’t need to. Anyone have any ideas about what to do with this? Should I just contact WD support and try and get a replacement?
Any help will be much appreciated. Thanks