The blue light comes on but doesn’t communicate with my computer. Run a test using DLG and see if it passes the test. Be aware that for most vendors, the actual size of files that you can store inside the drive is less than the offical drive size. OzanOzkan Replied on November 18, Thanks for marking this as the answer. Has anyone tried to do the free 8.

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Gene Collins Replied on July 2, Report Respond to Ambucias. Apparently, the problem is with the firmware of WD which needs an update, Now to update, you have to connect your hard drive to a Windows 7 PC, download the new firmware from WD website and run it. Had a similar problem with a Passport Ultra 1gb that worked fine on Win7 but disconnected randomly in Win8.

Tech support scams are an industry-wide issue where scammers attempt to trick you into paying for unnecessary technical support services. In reply to Tarekb’s post on March 14, I made lots of research but no one has the exact solution.

There is also a summary pagewhich contains a summary of speed tests for USB drives that accumulated 5 speed tests or more. Tell us about your experience with our site.


Assign it any drive letter you want. Here’s how I fix it: The blue light comes on but doesn’t communicate with my computer. Thank you for your effort, but it did not help. Super User works best with JavaScript enabled.

Western Digital – My Passport not detected [Closed]

Maybe it passpory not initialised yet, or it is initialised but does not have a drive letter assigned to it. If it is a newly bought one, you need to initialise it and format it, so that Windows 7 can see it. I like this method better than mine below.

In reply to HarithAl-Hinai’s post on May 28, My WD passport detected but not working Ask Question. Search other USB flash drives: I had the simillar issue. Sam Berner 21 1. Austin ”Danger” Powers 4, 11 37 To more easily compare the speed of USB flash drives, you can filter the list according to drive size group: It should be ready to use. Shouldn’t need software to see a usb device.

Even I have tried to uninstall the devices and restart the PCbut same results were found.

In order to keed this speed tests table reliable, I reserve the right to remove speed test entries that looks extremely unreliable. Sorry this didn’t help. In reply to OzanOzkan’s post on November 18, Hi Pasport, Is your hard drive a brand new one? Right clicking on it and then “Update Driver Software” returns that my driver is up to date.


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Additional to that when choosing Show mh Icons on my Taskbar on the bottom of the screen, all icons are moving as if there is a new item is coming and keeps flashing until I unplug the HDD.

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Because the database is already quite large, the main page only lists the USB speed tests submitted in the last 60 days. Open Disk Management and see if the drive is shown in there.

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