I see various posts on the WDC community forums 1 suggesting that there is a problem with power and potentially the cable shipped with the drive. Western Digital web site says no drivers are needed for Windows 7 as they are native drivers for Windows. I have mirrored it here , in case the original file disappears. I have the following things when I click on Universal Serial Bus controllers: If it happens again, I will be returning my USB 3. Fresco Logic the controller manufacturer of my computer just ignored my very specific requests for support; probably they knew already the problem existed with their drivers; not sure. Reply stathis, Thank you for your answer.
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Reply Thanks for the heads up. Did you downgrade to those I suggest in my post here?
Western Digital WD3200ME-01 320 GB My Passport Essential External Hard Drive – USB 2.0 – Black
Insert the fix into your registry, by double clicking it on windows. Thank you for sharing your extra efforts on this problem.
I bet you tried hard and I know how it feels; I got similar treatment at the time. Start by plugging your passport to a usb 2. Western Digital web site says no drivers are needed for Windows 7 as they are native drivers for Windows. Back wd3200me-01, my power supply is W which should provide enough power, so I thought my motherboard may be faulty or it we3200me-01 a BIOS update, or something similar.
Western Digital Passport Drive (USB) – Microsoft Community
This was really quite frustrating up until now. If all else fails head to the WD community forums and ask there. Fresco Logic the controller manufacturer of my computer just ignored my very specific requests for support; probably they knew already the problem existed with their drivers; not sure.
Reply Some laptop USB ports may not be powered well enough to sustain the demands of an external drive.
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My Passport Essential Model Number: Read the release notes and perform the relevant update. I shall note here for the record that another user Mikael P. Solvusoft is recognized by Microsoft as a leading Independent Software Vendor, achieving the highest level of completence and excellence in software development.
Western Digital Passport Drive (USB)
Thanks one more time! Sorry this didn’t help. It even appears that WD sends out a power cable to users affected.
How is the Gold Competency Level Attained? Are you using a desktop or have you tried it on one? The workarounds your are suggesting are well known and it is worth mentioning them. SO now I am going to play with it — not trust it, just play with it for a while. I think the reason why your 3.
You will only have to do this once by the way because W7 and W8 will remember the changes. My first reaction was to contact WD. Reply From Spain, thanks, seems to work the drivers Useful? They suggested to install WD SmartWare and manage the sleeping cycles. What is the USB 3.
hardware problem [solved]: Western Digital My Passport USB disconnects randomly – sigmoid
Reply Check your cables. And both your drives will be able to work again together. Thanks for marking this as ad3200me-01 answer. Does it have data? Reply Hey Stathis, You are the best…. The program wanted to install firmware version v1.