do NOT buy another western digital my passport or any other WD drive in general
Myself and many others have had this SAME EXACT Problem you are currently dealing with, and the above poster who reccomends taking the old drive out and putting it into a new enclosure, you CANNOt do this because the connections are different, the my passport uses a 100% proprietary connector that I and many others have been unable to re-connect it using a different enclsoure.
This proprietary connection may not be used in other WD drives but do you want to buy a new, working WD drive then 2-3 years down the road when the connector becomes loose or unsoldered from its port come to find out that the same technology was used to build your drive? I would assume it will be and i for one will not be giving WD my money again.
I've had too much of luck with Seagate, and Lacie to use another WD drive.
Do not buy another western digital drive, choose a Seagate or Lacie brand. if you have the money buy a Lacie they are one of the best and their drives are very appealing to look at as well.
Edited by drwmbt, 22 November 2013 - 03:28 PM.