Possible power supply and reformating problems?


#1

I’ve used various models of My Passport, and think it’s a great product.

I need to use either the 500Gb or 750Gb versions, but have heard of potential problems with the necessary power supply requirements and inability to reformat the drives.

I’m using a new(ish) WinXpPro laptop, and considering using specific backup software (Rebit) on the drive, not the default WD software.

Could anyone advise?


#2

i don’t see there would be any problem with PASSPORT on your LAPTOP…

plugin the USB cable directly to laptop no usb hub , no extendsion cable…

if still the drive doesn’t work the last solution would be to use POWER BOOST CABLE and that should be it


#3

Thanks for this. I’d heard there could be power supply problems with the larger WD drives, but I will try it out.

I’m more concerned with being able to reformat the 750Gb My Passport drive for use with other backup software.  Again, I’d heard that there could be a problem removing or disabling the default WD software, which I don’t want to use.

Both comments were from Amazon customer feedbacks on the My Passport range.