MacBook Pro :: Why Is The WD 1tb 2.5 BARE Drive More Expensive Than 1tb WD Passport
Jul 20, 2010
I currently have a 500gb in my 2008 pre-unibody HD bay, and another 500gb drive in the optibay. I would like to purchase the 1tb 2.5 drive after hearing that it will fit in the pre-unibody's optibay. I search on Newegg below, and I am confused on why a cased 1tb WD drive is cheaper than the WD 1tb Scorpio Blue bare drive?
I'm a complete newbie to Macs. Bought my first Mac and wanted to upgrade the hard drive and complete a fresh install with my OSX DVD that came with my system. When I change the drive how to I get the OS on the drive? Do I boot to the DVD or the HD? How do I boot the drive I need?
Just wanted to let everyone know this morning I installed a brand new drive in my mac mini (320GB 7200RPM for the record)
Then booted off the snow leopard disk and did a fresh install.
The key is to go into the disk utility menu when the first snow leopard screen is displayed (I think the button is "continue" on the first screen). Once in disk utility you can format your bare drive and then upon closing disk utility the SL installer will come back and prompt you to install on the drive you just formatted.
This was using the $29 snow leopard upgrade disk for the record (and yes I already owned leopard for this machine).
SL is so far working sweet except for the lack of istat menus! They really need to get a move on and get that SL compatible version released.
I can't find the data I saved onto a WD Passport for Mac external hard drive. I know there is something on the external drive, but I can't see it when I open up the icon for it. I didn't save it using time machine
I am from Pakistan and studying masters in korea, I am thinking to purchase a macbook pro. but when i visited the macbook store website i got a shocking difference in price! Macbook pro 13-inch: 2.4ghz core i5 price on apple store is mentioned as $1,199.00.But for the same model with exactly same specs on apple stores' website of korea the price is 155000Won (aprox. $1357.8).why is this price difference in purchasing macbook from korea and other countries? is this because of only korean keyboard prints? So i am not a korean, and i don't need korean keyboard then is it possible to get the macbook from korea in same price as it is mentioned on website $11909!?
I'm having the most difficult time transferring projects and events from a 13" MacBook Pro (Late 2011) to an iMac (late 2013) I have moved the projects and referenced events to an external "WD my Passport for Mac" Hard drive. It holds 1TB.
In Final Cut Pro X 10.1.1 on the new iMac, the device is not recognized. I tried updating Mavericks and Final Cut. I've tried repairing the permissions, repairing both disk(s) deleting render files, restarting the disk, disconnecting the hard drive, restarting the computer. etc to no avail.
iPods have been out for years now. Shouldn't they have come down in price some? I realize the iPods of today are better than the iPods of 2 or 3 years ago. But I'd be happy to have an unused old one for $50... or $80 even.
I recently purchased a G4 Mini (1.42Ghz I think) with 512Mb Ram for use as a second computer. It works fine with Tiger as it is, but I can get Leopard from my uni at a reduced cost, so.... I was wondering if anyone's been working with it on the lowest recommended Ram? Does it run OK? I'm loathed to take it apart unless I really have to as it's perfectly functional.
I am planning on getting a 2010 Mac Pro right when they come out and have been doing a lot of research on all the different things people use with theirs. I started looking at UPS's and think that it may be a good investment for such an expensive machine. I am currently looking at an APC 1500 and am wondering if anyone has this and likes it or dislikes it. The one thing I noticed is that there is no software/firmware for this for Mac, only PC.
"My Passport" 1TB - will not read on the desktop after dropping it (accidentally slipped from hands and only 6 inches from the floor) the device shows its hooked up on the system profiler on my iMac, I need files on it I had not backed up yet. Can I retrieve files from a "My Passport" that sounds like its trying to connect and makes a high pitch grinding sound and beeps like a disc is not moving correctly?. I bought a new one and tried a new cord on it and still won't fire up. so eliminated the cord issue (the drive dropped off from the 3USB Cord connection in my hands) I am desperate to get the info off it...
Recently, I plugged my WD Passport external hard drive into my Macbook's USB port. Suddenly, after over a year of working fine, the Macbook wouldn't recognize the WD Passport. The drive's blue light came on and it was whirring, but I couldn't get an icon to appear in Finder or on the desktop. I assumed the problem was with the Passport, declared it broken and got over the loss of my files. But tonight, I plugged in my boyfriend's WD Passport and encountered the same problem. It refused to recognize it, then when I unplugged it and my boyfriend plugged it back into his Macbook...nothing. His computer would no longer recognize it, even though it had worked fine not 10 minutes prior. Does that mean the problem is my Macbook?
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.
I bought myself a "my passport for mac 320gb". Its because I want to exchange files. But it doesn't work on pc's! I read in some websites that it really doesn't work on PCs. So, I can just exchange files between mac computers but not windows computers?
So here's the deal. I got a new WD Passport Essential + Smartware (the new one) as it was on sale. So I partitioned it with GUID map gave a nice Mac OS Extended Journaled partition then I made a FAT partition, went to my cousins PC and Ubuntuized the FAT partition with Unetbootin. I couldn't test it there because I went in a rush. Got home and tried to boot it. And of course while pressing alt it didn't recognize it. Did a little searching and supposedly Western Digital drives don't work well with PPC macs when it comes to booting. I can't test it with a LiveCD or a Windows machine. I would say it was because of the PPC issue but this is an intel mac.
I have purchased an external hard disk WD My Passport for Mac in order to backup my MacBook Air regularly (with time machine) and store films and pictures to save space from my mac. I have just realised that I have several old backups from my MacBook air stored in the hard drive which are taking quite a lot of space. I have tried deleting the old backups manually (I only need the last one, why would I need a backup from January?), however, the folder disappears but the space doesn't clear up, I'm guessing it's not possible to fully delete back ups this way.
I have read that it's possible deleting those old backups connecting the hard drive to a Windows PC but I do not have one (or any of my family or friends for that matter), surely there has to be a simpler way to clear up space from the hard drive, right? I have read to save the backup and files on my computer and then delete everything through disk utility, but I don't have enough space to keep the old backup and all the media I have stored on my HD in my mac (or another HD) in order to delete everything.
I'm looking to increase my internal storage, and right now I'm potentially looking at buying a 2.5" external drive, and then taking out the 60 gigs in my macbook now and doing a switch. While I'd love to have two drives of equal capacities for time machine, the funds just aren't there right now. Anyway, I was looking at this drive: WD 160gb Passport Am I able to take this apart and put my current 60gb drive in it? And then use the 160gb for an internal? Or would it make more sense to buy an internal drive and an external enclosure. Also, should I instead get the Seagate drive, which is the same price, 40 less gbs, but a 5 year warranty. How likely are these things to break? Also, how does one go about switching the drives? I know the physical aspect of it, but how do I make sure OS X runs the same? I have a time machine backup right now, am I able to use that for a complete restore?
A few days ago the hard drive was working fine, but now it won't connect at all. I've tried using different usb cords and different usb ports. I plugged it up to my roommates MacBook and it connected. Then I tried it again a few minutes later on his MacBook and now it doesn't connect to that either. Is there anything else I can try to get it to connect?
My 2011 macbook pro kept overheating and shutting off so I brought it to the Genius Bar at my local Apple store. They said it was not a hardware issue it was a software issue, so they wiped everything clean and instructed me to restore everything when I got home from my Passport for Mac. I did that and my data is there but not many of my Apps. I followed the instructions that they guy gave me but I can't seem to figure this out. Shouldn't the Passport have saved my apps as well?
I have a macbook 2.16ghz bought in June 07. Im wanting to buy a western digital 320gb external drive, which is supposed to be powered by the usb port. I read somewhere it takes 600 MA to power it, and someone said it took 1000MA to power it. In system profiler it says my macbook's usb supports 500MA, which really surprised me since its a pretty new computer. My question is if anyone has a 320gb passport drive on the same generation macbook i have that works. Or if you need a y cable to do it.
First of all I'm really new to external HD and stuff so pardon me if I get any terms wrong.I just bought My Passport 500GB and wish to format it for: Read/write on my Mac Leopard OS, Read only for Windows XP/vista. (Even in read-only videos still can be played, right?)What would be the right format? I DON'T want it to be FAT32 since it almost corrupted my friend's HD. I've heard about NTFS but got really confused about it.