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My book for mac is preformatted for os x so its ready to go right out of the box. This is a result of a faulty drive that turn itself to a raw format. Once system operational and plugged in, it appears in device manager. Some non essential items may be missing from the box. A hard drive can be used on any type of computer pc or mac. Western digital external hdd my book essential will not mount on a mac pro running os x 10. The tools are listed by file format in alphabetical order.
I try to format it again in mbr but found out that it has a 2tb cap, today a got a new one and it works fine out of the box, is there anything i can do to make the old one work like it was out of the box. The reloads were not related to the use of this drive. Essential edition, home edition, office edition, mirror edition, studio edition, premium edition, elite edition, pro edition, av dvr live edition, and the world edition. Wd 4tb my passport for mac portable external hard drive, usbcusba wdbp6a0040bbkwese. Wd my book mac edition 2tb external desktop hard drive usb 2. Connect it, power it up, go to disk utility in applicationsutilities, select the wd disk on the left, go to the erase tab, and choose mac os. Find the best price on wd my book 3tb compare deals on.
What happens is i plug in my drive to power and the drive. All i had to was transfer all of my games from the internal to external hard drive. Aloha, i formatted my 3tb book by using the instructions that was on the external drive and i must have did something wrong because i ended up with 2tb and my windows 7 backup cannot use the external drive. Some nonessential items may be missing from the box. As a plus comes with different software to back up data and administrate the hd, fully compatible with time machine. Save western digital my book essentials 2tb external hard drive to get email alerts and updates on your ebay feed. Im hoping this post will prove very useful when the hard drive arrives and i get started using it as i have been warned by some other users about formatting problems regarding this.
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Western digital also sent along the my book essential, an external version of the 3tb caviar green. I do not recall the exact wording, but it asks if you would like to format the external hard drive for xb1 usage. Centralize and share media on your home networkback up all your pc and mac computersview your photo collection with your iphonestream media to your entertainment centeraccess your files from anywhere with your. Disk drive format your my book essential drive is preformatted as a single ntfs partition for compatibility with all updated windows operating systems. Your content is automatically displayed and organised so you can easily locate and enjoy your photos, videos and music. Equipped with wd backup software for windows and apple time machine compatibility for mac, the my book desktop hard drive can back up your photos. Once my hard drive was set up, a message popped up on my xbox dashboard. The drive finished our 1gb copy test in 49 seconds, marginally faster than competing usbonly desktop drives. Wd my book essential not being recognized in windows 10 does not show up under computer. Ive only had it for a couple months and now its not showing up on my macbook pro. My book essential edition is a small, elegant, and easytouse usb external hard drive. Did you try the troubleshooting steps that i gave you in my previous post. Western digital my book mac edition 1tb for some, a roomy amount of storage space at an affordable price is top priority in a hard driveyou dont care if.
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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. Our latest edition features visual, easytouse, automatic, continuous backup software and drive lock security protection. Oct 15, 2015 aloha, i formatted my 3tb book by using the instructions that was on the external drive and i must have did something wrong because i ended up with 2tb and my windows 7 backup cannot use the external drive. My book essential is almost full and is now not saving some of my files.
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