Passport Ultra recognized but is it working?

My Passport Ultra (not wireless) is recognized by my pc and the light blinks then is steady, then blinks. I don’t have any indicator if the backup is actually taking place or not. I did follow the setup steps but was never given the option of a custom setup, just went to end and clicked on finish. I think the extras may have been installed before. It has been connected to my pc for an hour now and I still have no indication if it is or isn’t backing up my computer. What now?


Are you able to see the access the drive manually and copy files to it?

How is the passport showing under disk management?