OS windows 10 Home 64 bit
Brand new, working WD My passport 4 TB external USB 3.0
I got this drive today, it works fine but I did some undelete tests and found out that I am unable to undelete any files once deleted and recycle bin was emptied.
This is completely unacceptable !!!
I got this drive for protecting my data and I need to be able to recover deleted files if needed.
Here is how I did the test:
1.Copied a folder with 2 sub directories full of files to the WD my passport drive.
2. Immediately deleted that folder and all its content
3. Immediately Emptied the Recycle bin.
4. Immediately Started Recuva Free utility, it scan the drive, found the files but all files has 00 bytes.
Just for reference, using exact same test sequence, I am able to undelete from my PC internal HDD with no problem !
I can also undelete from 2 other older WD My Passport (2TB and 3TB MP Ultra) that are connected to my PC along with the new drive !
So something is definitely not OK with the way this new WD my passport 4TB is house-keeping the files.
Is it due to the encryption chip ? If so I would like to disable it as I will never use any encryption.
Is that some kind of a TRIM command same as for SSD drive ? If so I would like to disable it if possible.
Please note that I did not install any WD utlity, I am using the windows native drivers, file explorer etc…