Has anyone gotten the USB 3.0 Western Digital My Passport Essential SE (750GB, SN WX91A802881, firmware 1.008) drive working under Windows XP Pro SP3 using a desktop computer with a PCI Express USB 3.0 card? When this HDD is connected to a ST Lab PCIe x1 USB 3.0 (model U-510 with Renesas driver 126.96.36.199 and firmware 3027, auxiliary power plug connected to power supply), the HDD oscillates between being found and not found to an extent that nothing can be read or written to the Hard Drive. Note that this same USB 3.0 card and associated cable has no problems connecting to and reading/writing to the following USB 3.0 devices:
(a) COMKIA 2.5 inch USB3 enclosure containing a 2.5 inch Hitachi NTFS formatted 160GB SATA 7200 RPM HDD
(b) 500GB Fat32 or NTFS formatted ADATA USB 3.0 NOBILITY NH01 external 2.5 inch 5400RPM HDD
(c.) 750 GB Toshiba NTFS formatted USB 3.0 Canvio 5400RPM portable HDD.
The Western Digital drive connects and read/writes through USB 2.0 with no problems at all.
Anyone have any thoughts as to why the USB 3.0 Win XP connection to this HDD behaves this way? I indicate Win XP problems because a quick check on a laptop running Windows 7 and a USB 3.0 Express card from the same company appears to function OK. I wish to maintain the Win XP on the desk top so I’m not considering a move to another OS on it.
Thanks a mil,