01-09-2012 10:56 AM
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01-09-2012 01:04 PM
Contact WD ant they will probably send you a Power Booster cable. It uses 2 USB ports and may solve the low voltage problem.
01-09-2012 10:42 PM
Thank you for the quick reply.
I will do that, even though it sounds weird even e-Sata port is not powerful enough.
Since I use this port to connect a hub, mouse, keyboard, cellular modem and external HDD, I assumed voltage is high.
To connect the new Elements SE - hub was disconnected.
Anyway, will ask WD to send this cable and check whether it works or not.
For the price paid - maybe it's better just to repleace it with another brand...
01-09-2012 11:06 PM
Personally I don't like USB powered drives because a lot of PC makers use really wimpy power suppies that are barely adequet.
01-09-2012 11:11 PM
I agree with that, but since my desktop sudden death, the laptop is the only computer I have, so I don't really have a choice but using external drives. My main external HDD are 3.5", but for commuting I bought 2.5", which for the moment is not working
04-06-2012 06:46 AM
Utter rubbish hard drive i will never support it again because they do not honor their warranty. I have owned 640 GB 2.5" & 1 TB 2.5" and looked after them properly but they ended up having bad sectors. I bought my drives from 2 different locations of the world,USA & Philippines.Both looked after very well, but i ended up having issues with Cyclic Redundancy Check.Lifeguard Tools reported bad sectors and it suggested that it may be able to fix the errors but it was unsuccessful. sorry its junk.