MacBook :: 750gb WD Passport Does Not Fit?

Jul 21, 2010

Just to give anybody who doesn't know a heads up. The 750gb passport se drive is too tall for a macbook. At least my model (3,1).

Can anybody point me in the direction of another good external drive that is 750 or bigger that will fit?

Also carbon copier reformatted the drive for the mac. How do I change it back and reset it to factory settings?

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I have a new Western Digital 3TB drive that I am using as an external drive in a NexStar Hard Drive Dock  to connect to my computer. I formatted it in Disk Utility but it only shows up as 746.5 GB and not the full 3TB. I formatted it through Guid Partition but the info says there is 0 partition. I don't actually need a partition, I am trying to use it as backup and copy about 2.5TB of files onto it.I have a Macbook Pro and am running Mac OS 10.5.8?

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Oct 19, 2009

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Apr 22, 2012

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No SMART errors reported, PRAM and SMC have been reset.  I am on the latest firmware and EFI for this particular MacBook Pro.   I do not think that this drive is spinning down if idle. 

As far as I know there is not a firmware update for the XT 750 drive and I am on SM12.  

What else can I try to get this machine stable?  This is a 750GB hybrid SSD drive and I read about lots of issues with SSD and hybrid-SSD drives in previous generation MacBook Pros, particularly with Lion.   

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Jun 10, 2012

I have a MacBook Pro- purchased in September of 2011- that has now stopped recognizing my WD Passport. The Passport works fine with my wife's PC laptop, but is not showing up on the MBP. The light on the Passport flashes, but that's all. It does not show up in the Finder and Time Machine is unable to perform backup.

I have first restarted the MBP and then shut down and then turned the MBP back on. Neither time did anything. I have an older SimpleTech external that it now recognizes again- after appearing not to. After multiple attempts and using both USB ports, sadly have gotten nowhere.

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