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WD, a Western Digital company, is a long-time innovator and storage industry leader. As a storage technology pacesetter, the company produces reliable, high-performance hard disk drives and solid state drives. These drives are deployed by OEMs and integrators in desktop and mobile computers, enterprise computing systems, embedded systems and consumer electronics applications, as well as by the company in providing its own storage products. WD’s leading storage devices and systems, networking products, media players and software solutions empower people around the world to easily save, store, protect, share and experience their content on multiple devices. WD was established in 1970 and is headquartered in Irvine, Calif. For more information, please visit the company’s website at www.wd.com.

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I have Western digital DX 4000 NAS but would like to place a large volume of data (700GB) from an old hard drive on the NAS.
How do I do this ?

Can I place the hard drive in the NAS and copy or do I have to copy over network????

Please advise.
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My 2.0 TB Western Digital Caviar Green (WD20EARS) has started showing up as Unitialized 0.0 MB in DiskMgmt.msc

Had partitioned it as a single physical partion with MBR.

There are around 25GB of photos/files which are important for me and we seek your kind help in recovering those.

My exposure to Hard Disk and Recovery Techniques is very minimal, so my apologies for newbie questions.

Which order do I follow to improve chances of recovery?
Also a few queries:
1. Can / should the Disk be initialized before running a recovery software?
2. Should the MBR be recreated?
3. Give same formatting and file type as before?
4. Can cloning work without unitializing

Any recommendations on softwares to be used would be appreciated.


I had this question after viewing What exactly does the 'Initialize Disk' option in Disk Management do?.
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I am running Windows 7 Professional on my computer that also has a USB external Western Digital passport drive.

I did a robocopy of the "Documents" folder from my C Drive to my F drive (USB external WD passport drive).

When I view the F: drive in Windows Explorer, I CANNOT see the "Documents" folder.

However, I CAN see the "Documents" folder on the F: drive when I click on Windows Explorer:  Organize \ Folder and Search Options \ View \ Show hidden files, folders and drives.

How can I PERMANENTLY remove the hidden attribute on the external drive to make the "Documents" folder ALWAYS visible without have to click:  Show hidden files, folders and drives?

Thanks for your help!
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I have  a several year old WD my book Live that is having problems - I can't connect to it  (it's a nas / ethernet device)

It's out of warranty. I took it apart and ran crystal disk info on the hard drive. it's failing / got smart errors.

It seems I can't just put in a new hard drive, huh?  The unit's OS is on the hard drive, right?

So with a failed hard drive, is there any relatively simple way to get it going again with a new hard drive?
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Heard hdd regenerator is good, trying to look for more alternatives
Thanks
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Hi

There is a problem with my hdd. I am trying to copy the files from it now.
I can't attach it directly with SATA as sometimes the hdd will become very slow (i.e 100kb/s) and my windows 10 will become halted.
I am currently copying it over usb cable.
The speed is average at 4 MB/s, but sometimes it will dropped to 100kb - 300kb (it can last for several mins to 15 mins, but it still running). The speed will pick up again ( 4MB /s) whenever I turn off and turn it on back.

Can I know what's the problem with the hard disk?
I will request for RMA after I copied all the files.
Thanks



Data Lifeguard Diagnosis tool to check, this is the result I received "Test Result: FAIL" "06 Quick test on drive 2 didn not complete! Status code = 07 (Failed read test element), Failure Checkpoint = 102 (unknown test) Smart self-test did not complete on drive 2.
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Dear experts,

I have a laptop running Linux Mint 18. And I always manually mount an external shared folder when fire up. How do I do this at boot up?

The folder is a shared with an Western Digital external hard drive that has a static IP address. Currently I use the GUI to access.

Thanks!
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I am tryiong to backup a Western Digital NAS to 2 external USB hard drives. The NAS is running Windows 2008 Storage essentials.

The drives need to be rotated with a drive being taken offsite on alternate nights.

It also needs to send an email notification on job completion or failure.

I have tried using the built in backup utiity in Windows but it doesnt have email notification. I have tried using task sacheduler to send email when certain criteria are met but it just wont work for me.

Does anyone have any suggestions for a simple, free backup solution that will do these 2 things?

Thanks
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I have a 2 TB Western Digital My Cloud setup with a static IP on a peer to peer network.  I have named it 'NetworkStorage' on the network.
I have setup Shares and Users.
I have created a 'Share' folder called 'John' that I want to be private.  I turned off Public Access.  I gave full access to only one user.
When I go to File Explorer, Network, NetworkStorage, John everyone can get into it!?
If I turn off access to users, only then is it unavailable.
Does someone know what I must be doing wrong?
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I purchased a 2 TB Passport 2 drive several months ago and it is now full because the WD Backup software does full backups, not incremental, and has no way to automatically delete a backup after a certain period of time.  Is there a way to delete specific backups using this software?  When I select delete backup, it only gives me the option of deleting the oldest version of the backup.  I'd like to remove some of intermittent backups, maybe two out of every three days, at least for BU's over a month old.

I may have to purchase some other backup software to get incremental backups and automatically delete aged backups.  Any body have any suggestions?
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Purchased a 4 TB Western Digital My Cloud and configured through my router fine.  But due to the slow transfer rate I decided to use the ethernet cable and go direct to my laptop.  The Ethernet controller is Qualcomm Atheros AR8161 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller (NDIS 6.30) on a Windows 10 Toshiba Laptop.  I have the latest driver.

When I go to check properties I note:
IPv4 Connectivity - No Network Access
IPV6 Connectivity - No Network Access

So of course I gt the message "Ethernet doesn't have a valid ip configuration".  

P.S. this is the first time I have used the ethernet connection on this laptop.

I saw a youtube video showing how to manually configure but I am a bit hesitant and thought I might check this great forum.

Any ideas?
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The prices for internal drives are higher than I want to pay. This is probably a stupid question, but I'm seeing 4TB external drives for less than the internal ones (including one that seems to be running at 7200 RPMs.). Why would I not cannibalize an external drive for the drive I want, particularly as the Imac doesn't have a USB 3.0 capability?
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Hi Experts,

I have a WD MybookLive of 1TB. I connect to it via internet cable, and all of the sudden I got disconnected and when I connected back I was not able to see my data there. So far I have tried different ways to look for my data but no luck. I tried from the UI, Shares shows only the Public folder which is empty! I also tried to ssh to it and explore every folder possible but I'm still not able to see my data there. When I \\theipofmybooklive\ It shows me an empty folder. Please help.
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Hey there, I have two WD My Passport Ultra USB 3.0 disk drives that only transfer data (coping between the two drives) at speeds of only 35.4 MB/Second.  Any idea's of why they are so slow?  I am plugging them into the "blue" usb ports on my computer.
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I'm trying to understand the advantage of the old style external drive e.g. Western Digital My Book, which needs to be powered separately from the computer, compared with external drives that are powered by USB.  If they both perform the same function, why bother with the old drive if the computer can sufficiently power the drive with less cables and mess and furthermore lack of a need for a power socket?
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I have a home network with a netgear nighthawk router, two laptops and and two desktops. The desktops are wired. The two laptops are wireless. There is a hard drive connected to the router as well as a Western Digital MyLiveDuo. The desktops can see all devices. Laptop A can see all devices including the TV but laptop B can only see the desktops but not connect with them. I need to be able to back up from laptop B to the hard drive connected to the router. The desktops are Win 10 and Win 7, Laptop A is Win 7, laptop B is win10.
Any ideas please.
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Hello Experts
I have Western Digital external hard drive, now all of sudden when I plug the hard drive it gives me the error

You need to format the disk in drive G: before you can use it.

I ran chkdsk, using the command chkdsk g: /f /r however it is processing every file as follows

File record segment 1 is unreadable.
 0 percent complete. (1 of 148480 file records processed)
File record segment 2 is unreadable.
 0 percent complete. (2 of 148480 file records processed)
File record segment 3 is unreadable.
 0 percent complete. (3 of 148480 file records processed)
File record segment 4 is unreadable.
 0 percent complete. (4 of 148480 file records processed)

I'm no sure the what's the status and what to do now
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I've got a Western Digital External HDD that works fine on my other machine, for some reason when I plug into my second machine I'm presented with "USB Device Unrecognized" error.  I've gone to C:\Windows\System32\DRIVERS\wdcsam64.sys and deleted it.
1st time I copied the driver from my system that works to my system that does not work, same error.  I deleted it again and did not copy the driver, (hoping windows would go and get the latest) it did not got same error.

Please any suggestions are appreciated as I've got some critical data backed up on this drive.
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Fairly simple question I think:
I have three SATA HDDs in my system.  The mobo does have the one HD LED connector that I use, however I would like to see each individual HD have it's own LED.

Question: Is it possible for each SATA HD to have it's own separate LED?
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Previously, we learned about how professional data recovery experts can recover lost data from a damaged or compromised hard drive. Below, you will find a number of steps to take.

Any data storage device can fail—whether it is from normal wear, fire, moisture, electronic interference, or physical damage—any data that is not properly backed up to a separate device (or the cloud), is at risk. When data loss happens to you, your next steps can be crucial—and can mean the difference between recovery and permanent data loss.
First Steps

If your rotational hard drive is making clicking, grinding or whirring sounds, shut down your computer immediately. These sounds could be the read/write heads hitting or scraping the hard disk platters—and severe, or complete data loss could result—so keep these points in mind:
  • If possible, back up your important data immediately.
  • Do not use data recovery software if the hard drive makes scraping, tapping, clicking or humming sounds—these are signs of internal physical damage, and intensely scanning the drive may cause irreparable damage
  • Avoid powering-up a device that has obvious physical damage or is making unusual sounds.
  • Do not attempt recovery on severely traumatized drives (wet, fire damaged, dropped, etc.). If water damaged, seal the drive in a plastic baggie with a moistened paper towel inside to maintain the humidity.
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I have two Western Digital "My Book" desktop drives that I have been using to back up data on my Windows 10 computer (I've been using them since Windows 7).  All of a sudden, when I plug them in, they fail to appear in my MS Explorer.  When I go to GoodSync (my backup program) the drives appear, so I know they are properly connected and Windows recognizes them.  How can I get Explorer to recognize them so I can work with the files?  I'm not aware of any changes that were made to my system since the last time I used them.

Thanks,

Phil Simmons
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Hello:

I want to back up a folder on my C drive to my D drive, here on my Windows 7 laptop.  My D drive is my Western Digital "My Passport" Ultra.

When I clicked on the D drive, I got an "Access is denied" message.  So, I unplugged it from one USB port and inserted it into another.

A few seconds later, a box came up telling me that the Recycle Bin on my D drive is corrupt and that I need to empty it.  I chose "No", since I had never seen this message before.

Still, I got "Access is denied", when clicking on the D drive.

So, I researched this issue.  Many articles instructed me on opening the elevated command prompt and running a DOS script to empty the Recycle Bin on D.  

But, DOS afterward also gave me the message saying "Access is denied."

I am an administrator on this laptop and have used this external hard drive before.  It has been a month, since I used the external hard drive.  But, it has never given me problems.  And, it's less than a year old.

I want to get rid of this issue, so I can conduct the backup of a folder on the C drive by copying it to my external hard drive.  I conduct this backup, once a month, since this folder has very important files in it.

How do I get rid of this issue?

Thanks!

John
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Western Digital

891

Solutions

1K

Contributors

WD, a Western Digital company, is a long-time innovator and storage industry leader. As a storage technology pacesetter, the company produces reliable, high-performance hard disk drives and solid state drives. These drives are deployed by OEMs and integrators in desktop and mobile computers, enterprise computing systems, embedded systems and consumer electronics applications, as well as by the company in providing its own storage products. WD’s leading storage devices and systems, networking products, media players and software solutions empower people around the world to easily save, store, protect, share and experience their content on multiple devices. WD was established in 1970 and is headquartered in Irvine, Calif. For more information, please visit the company’s website at www.wd.com.