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Installing Passport External Drive


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#1 devilus

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Posted 07 February 2017 - 07:03 AM

I didn't want to start another topic. I have a WD My Passport Ultra 1TB external drive lying around. Didn't use it yet. After reading the problems, I am a little bit confused about how to install it for the first time.

The manual says:

1. Turn on your computer.
2. Connect the drive to your computer.
3. Verify that the drive appears in your computer’s file management utility listing.
4. If a Found New Hardware screen appears, click Cancel to close it. The WD software installs the proper driver for your drive.

 

Should I use the built-in drivers in Windows or let WD install it's own driver/software? I don't want to have headaches with security software etc.


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Posted 07 February 2017 - 10:27 AM

devilus - that HD uses Smartware and DriveUnlock in order to have its on-board/circuit-level encryption under control by the end-user.  I suspect that all will kick in as soon as the HD hardware gets settled.  If more help is needed, it is best to start your own thread and copyNpaste your post here into that thread.


Edited by RolandJS, 07 February 2017 - 10:28 AM.

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Posted 07 February 2017 - 10:56 AM

devilus - that HD uses Smartware and DriveUnlock in order to have its on-board/circuit-level encryption under control by the end-user.  I suspect that all will kick in as soon as the HD hardware gets settled.  If more help is needed, it is best to start your own thread and copyNpaste your post here into that thread.

That means I have to be double careful when deciding to use it. No need for further help. Thanks.


Self-built PC, Lian-Li PC-A70B, GA-EX38-DS5, Intel Core 2 Duo 3GHz, Leadtek 9600GT, Kingston 4GB DDR2, Enermax Galaxy 850W

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Vista Ultimate SP2 32bit, installed 2008, Samsung HD502HJ (500GB, SATA)

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64bit, installed 2016, Samsung 850 EVO (120GB, SSD)

Linux Mint 18.3 Cinnamon 64 bit, installed 2018, Intel 320 (120GB, SSD)





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