Basically, when I bought the drive, I reformatted it (NTFS), deleting the pre-written files in the drvie (which includes the autorun etc.) Then I proceeded to back-up some of my data from the computer (Windows 8.1) to the drive.
The following morning when I started my PC, the drive _ was not recognized. _ When it was connected, _ its light still glowed and the disk platters were spinning, _ so no doubt they were working. However, they didn’t show in the “This PC” part. I also tried to go to Device Manager and refreshed it and/or rescanned the disks, but it still didn’t show up.
I went to my main desktop and opened it there. For once, it worked quite well. I immediately backed up my data to another external hard drive (My Passport model [you can really see I’m a loyal person to WD]), and tried to connect my faulty drive to my first PC.
The light still glowed and the disks still spinned, but it was not recognized. When I put it back to my main desktop, it was not recognized anymore.
This disk is REALLY brand new (Just a day old at the time of writing) so I’m particularly disappointed with WD, or my computers, whichever the case.
BTW, I also tried connecting my WD Elements Portable hard drive to my MacBook Air; it still didn’t show.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. I think I might return this to the shop.