If we use that definition then the largest 32bit mbr partition would be. This also involves a western digital my book essential 2 tb. Wd my book not initialized unallocated page 2 windows 7. Oct 15, 2015 new to this forum, ive trawled for an answer to this problem apologies if its already been raised. The top model features a single 4tb drive and a usb3. The fat32 file system has a maximum individual file size of 4 gb. Wd my book 4tb external usb crashed techspot forums. How i rescued my data from a 3tb wd my book external hard drive. Hi everyone, i just bought the my book essential 3tb external hard drive and i wanted to create two partitions. Now the drive isnt showing up on any of my comps except in disk management as 2 seperate unallocated partitions see picture below.
I dont have personal experience with large wd external drives. Experience the convenience of alexa, now on your pc. My cdrom drives quit working right before i got this. Western digital my book essential edition 1tb usb 2. I bought a western digital my book essential edition 1tb external hard drive in july 09.
Nov 04, 2015 wd my book 3tb usb3 0 desktop external hard drive wdbfjk0030hbk wd30ezrs 00j99b0 771698 repair and. On the final vista pc i get the message no writable wd smartware partition found when i launch wd smartware after an apparently successful install. Designed to meet wd s demanding requirements for durability, shock tolerance, and longterm reliability, we back up pun intended. How to disassemble a western digital my book essential external hard drive duration. Unboxing partitionierung am mac wd mybook essential 3tb. If you need to use it with a 32 bit device, you should be able to partition the drive. The mammoth 8tb capacity on the wd 8tb my book is the largest i have seen to date of this size in terms of dimension, as it measures only 170mm by.
Western digital my book opening the case removing the drive. Some three months after seagate uncorked its first 3tb external hard drive, western digital has joined the party. I was able to access my external hd about a week ago, watched a movie off it and fell asleep. Im just trying to set up a new my book live 1tb for the first time for centralised backup storage for 5 home pcs.
I lost files from my wd my book hard drive think of a case wherein you just plugged in your wd my book external drive to your system, in order to carry out a data transfer. I really need some help i purchased a new wd my book 4tb and have all my videos and pictures on this drive i have always disconnected the drive properly but tonight. A line of external hard drives by western digital, styled after hardbound books. Partitioning my book essential 3tb problem external drives. Wd my book 3tb ext hdd unknown not initialized hello, new here to this forum. I called wd and they told me that their drives have a hardware encryption etc. Dec 14, 2015 wd my book 3tb ext hdd unknown not initialized hello, new here to this forum. My book essential lot of 5 external wd hard drives. Find low everyday prices and buy online for delivery or instore pickup. Ill discuss the western digital my book from the following aspects. I think that in this case it does not mean that there is an error, but instead means it has a problem with the formatting or two ntfs partitions i put on.
New to this forum, ive trawled for an answer to this problem apologies if its already been raised. Recently my 3tb wd my book gave up and would not power on, this is how i managed to rescue all of my 2. My book drive, with the wd backup, wd drive utilities. Shortages are expected to run into q1 2012 so pick up your drives now. Unboxing western digital my book essential 3tb external hard. How to solve my wd hard drive not recognized in windows 10. I am guessing, but it may be to do with exceeding the 2tb limit. Brand new baracuda xt 3tb 6gb all in ntfs 1st partition 100mb created at win installation 2nd partition 120gb windows 3rd partition 950gb drive t. The ports of my western digital mybook has broken off and have removed the hard drive from the enclosure in attempted to plug the drive into a hard drive docking station.
A corrupt mft list on my wd 3tb spread while file after file disappeared during a 3 week time period and before i knew it the whole thing was unreadable. Wd my book 3tb usb3 0 desktop external hard drive wdbfjk0030hbk wd30ezrs 00j99b0 771698 repair and. If youre worried that your desktop drive wont be able to keep up with the tranfer rates of the future, then look no. My brother bought a 3tb hitachi external drive that. May 24, 2017 the mammoth 8tb capacity on the wd 8tb my book is the largest i have seen to date of this size in terms of dimension, as it measures only 170mm by 140mm. Equipped with social media and cloud storage import, password protection and perfectly paired with wd backup or time machine, my book desktop storage helps keep your files safe. I have a 3tb mybook essential it worked great for about 6 months was a backup for all my photos im a professional photographer. Wd my book studio 3tb external hard drive firewire 800 usb 2. My 160gb my book still works as though it was brand new. For me, the closure was not receiving any electricity. Using unreliable partition formation tools on your external disk, can eventually lead to partition. Sep 26, 2011 i have a 3tb hdd where i installed win 7 64bit on. When you started with the process, you unfortunately faced a system shutdown that caused the loss of your valuable files from the corresponding drive.
Am running w7 64bit pro and wanted to split my new drives single partition of 2794. There were some files that came with it on the harddrive originally and i wanted to just shrink the drive in half, rather than copying them over and making two separate partitions and copying those back. Why is my wd my book 3tb hard drive not showing up. Your my book drive is formatted as a single ntfs partition for compatibility with all updated windows operating systems. My book essential user manual about your wd drive 1 about your wd drive welcome to your my book essential external hard drive, an elegant, highcapacity storage solution for all the chapters of your di gital life. If you want to use the drive with a mac computer, see reformatting the drive on page 44 and troubleshooting on page 57. Problem repartitioning 3tb my book essential wd community. Tips for getting started with the wd my book backup drive.
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Malware attacks by downloading files from suspicious sites into the western digital my book, can cause harm to your files and makes the partitions inaccessible. Western digital has taken a more is better approach with its latest iteration of the wd my book essential hdd. At the time the problem was solved but this is just to make you acquainted with the situation my hdd stopped all of a sudden. New western digital my book essential 160 gb usb 2. If it is, right click wd hard drive, choose properties and click update driver under driver tab or click on uninstall. The my book drive is trusted desktop storage designed to complement your personal style with a massive amount of space to store your photos, videos, music and documents. If your product is not listed above, please visit the product page. Been searching and reading for the past week trying to get my hdd to work.
I mainly want to use it to store pictures and music. Ive migrated my friends wd mybook 2tb out of its enclosure into his pc as an internal sata drive and its data is now inacessable. The following wd my book data recovery guide is done with recoverit data recovery for windows. My book essential edition user manual about your wd drive 3 about your wd drive drive format this wd device is preformatted as a single fat32 partition for compatibility with all updated windows and macintosh operating systems. Windows 10 wd mybook not recognized anywhere on my dell. Fix wd external hard drive not recognizedworking with light. Designed to meet wds demanding requirements for durability, shock tolerance, and longterm reliability, we back up pun intended.
The next time its best to shutdown the computer so it forces the saving of the files. Our latest edition features visual, easytouse, automatic, continuous backup software and drive lock security protection. It was working fine, and then all of the sudden, my laptop isnt recognizing it at all anymore. In both drive cleanser and dd10 my partitions created on a 3tb western digital mybook essential show up having a c on them. How to decrypt a wd mybook drive after its removed from the. Apr 29, 2020 the following wd my book data recovery guide is done with recoverit data recovery for windows. Alternatively, for additional benefits including a custom elabel display, you might want to take a look at the my book elite range from western digital. Western digital caviar green 3tb and my book essential 3tb. So, my trusty my book drive suddenly wouldnt turn on. Wd my book not initialized unallocated windows 7 help.
Something told me it was not a problem with the drive itself. Recover data from broken western digital mybook spiceworks. Your my book essential drive is preformatted as a single ntfs partition for compatibility with all updated windows operating systems. Western digital 3tb my book desktop external hard driveusb 3.
Like its predecessors in the essentials line, the my book is marketed primarily as a backup storage device. Please make sure that your wd my book external hard drive can be recognized by your computer. Its backwards compatible with the previous generations, like usb 2. Oct 15, 2015 hi everyone, i just bought the my book essential 3tb external hard drive and i wanted to create two partitions. Western digital mybook drive lock encryption failure and. As luck would have it, last week western digital announced its own 3tb external drive. The external hard drive with massive storage capacity. It appears as a raw file system in disk management and i have run testdisk to see what i could gather. Aug 17, 2012 i just bought a wd my book essential 3tb hard drive and want to use on both my mac book pro mac os x lion and my pc laptop windows 7. The 3tb drive itself is mechanically much faster than the older wd my book drives i have. When i awoke the next morning, powered on my laptop, it wouldnt boot up so i shut it down and. Used a lot of wd elements drives that ive never had a problem with but bought this 3tb mybook as needed it quickly and 3tb elements were out of stock. At the same time i purchased a 3tb wd mybook essential for use as backup for both pc and mac and generally as network storage primarily movies, music and photos.
Sep 02, 2014 hi, my first post here i really need some help i purchased a new wd my book 4tb and have all my videos and pictures on this drive i have always disconnected the drive properly but tonight when i. Click disk drives and check if there is a yellow exclamation mark with wd hard drive disk device. I have successfully done so using the wd smartware install facility on the cd for 3 vista pcs and 1 windows 7 pc. I moved all my music, photos and personal files onto this hard drive. For the same great functionality with additional storage capacity, check out the my book essential 1. My book western digital speichern western digital store. I purchased the wd my book essential 1 tb to expand existing dvr space. My first question is can i go into my book and just delete old backups to make more room on my drive or would i have to erase all contents to free up space. If you want to use the drive with a mac computer, see reformatting the drive on page 35 and troubleshooting on page 39. Then, you can restart computer to see whether the wd hard drive is recognized by windows 10. Millions of people around the world trust their data to my book desktop storage.355 463 128 628 1399 154 955 1440 158 207 986 577 1305 1470 193 1012 1260 102 377 1062 1326 1453 264 1180 181 750 845 1264 1237 970 1486 1167