OS X :: Using WD Passport Essential External HDD

Nov 6, 2008

I purchased this to back up my files. It has no Mac software. I have been reading that I have to format the drive? Can any body give me a step by step on formatting this drive.

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OS X :: WD Passport Essential Works On Mac But Windows No?

Aug 4, 2010

I bought this Hard and I did install it on my Macbook pro and I did it into 2 parts

but when I tried to copy some movies from my mac to my windows through my hard! it doesn't work on windows ?

How can I make it works with both systems whatever if mac or windows

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Hardware :: WD My Passport Essential Undiscovered By G4 With Leopard

Jul 27, 2008

I've been trying for 3 days to get a WD My Passport Essential Portable hard drive to work. I've done everything I can think of: change the format, create separate partitions, everything.
More info:
PowerBook G4 - 1GB RAM, 80GB hard drive, 1.25ghz processor
External Hard Drive - 250GB, USB 2.0 interface, USB powered, 5400 rpm.
I'm about to throw this friggin' thing out the window if I can't get it to work.

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OS X :: The Ideal Format For My Passport - New External HD

Sep 18, 2010

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.

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MacBook Pro :: WD Passport External Hard Drive And Undetectable?

Jun 1, 2012

i am using WD Passport external hard drive and my Macbook Pro can not read. way to detect it so that i can extract files from the drive?

iPad 2, iOS 5.0.1

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OS X Yosemite :: WD Passport External Hard Drive Won't Work?

Dec 12, 2014

Just bought a Retina Imac with Yosemite and now the WD My Passport external hard drive won't work with it anymore. 

At first it started to copy files, very slowly though, and then would just get stuck despite updating the firmware on the drive. 

It works fine on my Mac Book Pro running Mavericks so it must have something to do with Yosemite ....

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Final Cut Pro X :: Transfer Project From - WD My Passport - External Hard Drive

Jul 2, 2014

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.

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OS X Mountain Lion :: WD My Passport External Hard Drive Is Not Showing Up In Finder

Aug 28, 2014

So a couple of days ago it was fine and today it does not show up in finder, or utility disk 

I am about to upgrade to Mavericks now

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MacBook Pro :: Can't Find Data Saved Onto WD Passport For External Hard Drive

Jun 3, 2014

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

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Hardware :: What Accessories Are Most Essential

Oct 31, 2010

tly in the process of buying a mac, and I just wanted to know if there are any accessories out there that I should know of, but don't.

The mac I'm buying is either the new MBA 13 with 2.13 GHz and 4 Gb (I have to consider if I want to use so much on a computer) or a base MBP 13.

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OS X :: Firewall Only Allow Essential Services...

Feb 4, 2009

In the MAC OS X Firewall Prefs, you can choose :

Only Allow Essential Services.

What does this exactly mean ?

What are the essential services ?

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Hardware :: Using WD Essential 2.0 500GB

Jun 10, 2009

I'm planning on using for Time Machine back-up to two iMac G5s (PPC, w/iSight) and a 2007 MacBook Pro, via Airport Extreme. Have heard different things about reliability.

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Applications :: Finding Essential Mac Software?

Apr 24, 2007

I'm a switcher and a Mac newbie. This is my 1st post on the forum and I plan on buying a IMac 24" soon. which programs are a must have for Mac owners. I already have a few such as AppZapper, Adium, Stuffit, Mactheripper, Toast and Quicksilver. I already have Photoshop CS2 through my job and I've been looking at Aperture and Final Cut for video editing. My primary purpose is graphics/digital photography and later videography but I'm also looking for everyday Mac software.

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MacBook Air :: Finding Essential Software?

Apr 12, 2008

I just found a pretty cool and super easy way to access my main iTunes library on my iMac through WIFI on the Air when I'm out of my network. Install simplifymedia on the Air and your main computer and share with yourself.

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MacBook Pro :: Is Monitor Calibration Essential For Photography?

Aug 7, 2009

I have a MPB 15" bought on the very day of release. I am now using it to edit photos for selling to various publishers. Do I need to get a monitor calibrator like the Spyder3 Pro?

I went to this link to perform 'by eye' checks on my screen:

my monitor is uncalibrated, yet it passed the tests with the following scores:
white test: 253 is distinguishable from white
black test: 7 is distinguishable from black
hue test: the two samples are clearly distinguishable
gamma: standing back the middle grey matches the outside gray

These tests were seemingly meant to show how bad an uncalibrated monitor would fare. However it came out very well.

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OS X :: Memtest - Finding Essential Tool For Testing Your RAM

Sep 17, 2009

Whatever your situation is, if you need to test your RAM, Memtest OS X is the best tool for the job for your Mac. Yes, there's Memtest86+ - I always use that for all the PCs I own. However, there's a bug in Memtest86+ where it could give false positives on EFI machines (which all Intel Macs are).

Memtest, by the way, is open source. So why, then, do you have to pay to download it? You have to pay to download both the binary and the source. I believe this violates the GPL, which Memtest OS X, and Memtest before it, are released under.

So I'm attaching Memtest right here in this thread. Now you can download it for free, without having to pay. Unfortunately, I don't have the source .

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MacBook Pro :: Essential Accessories For 17" System

Oct 12, 2009

What I mean by essentials are things to get for my MacBook Pro that I should definitely get now. Obviously, I would get a sleeve and possible bag for it but anything specific that is a definite buy.I am getting a 24" monitor to go with this as well so I am obviously planning on purchasing the keyboard and mouse and one of the writing pads like Bamboo.

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Hardware :: How To Put WD MyBook Essential On AEBS To Sleep

Oct 28, 2009

I have a WD MyBook Essential connected to Airport Extreme (Simultaneous mode). The problem is that my disk remains always on, even at night when my MBP is shut down. How can i put it to sleep mode when not in use for a specific interval? The HDD when connected by USB directly to MBP supports this feature.

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MacBook Air :: Keyboard Cover: Is It Essential Or Useless

Mar 22, 2012

A wonderful Macbook Air has been recenly given to me as a present, but I have an obsession: I have read somewhere that the keyboard is set into the upper case, so that is impossible to replace it without spending half of the money this computer costs.generally i hate to exaggerate with protections, but I just wondering what is the normal time of usury of the keyboard (supposed in a daliy usage..)..Does it wear out prematurely before the other components of the computer, or it will be ruined when my Macbook is a rattletrap?In other words: shall I buy a cheap chinese keboard cover using it from time to time or  a more expensive one (such as Moshi or iSkin) for an every-day usage? 

MacBook Air, Mac OS X (10.7)

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Hardware :: Airport Extreme And MyBook Essential - Are They Any Good Together

Mar 27, 2009

I have a 1TB western Digital MyBook essential that I have partitioned into 2 drives. One for time machine and one for data storage.

At the moment i have a very old 802.11b access point connected to my cable (Virgin Media - UK) modem.

I'm looking to buy the new Airport Extreme to make use of the faster speeds and also the USB disk sharing feature. I have 1 macbook and 1 XP laptop that will need to access the mybook over the WIFI.

My questions:

1) Is this setup reliable? or am i going to have trouble accessing the disk and have to keep resetting the AE

2) Is backing up to time machine viable over the wireless? its only backing up my system partition which at the moment is only 20GB.

3) Will the Airport Extreme automatically spin down the WD MyBook when not in use?

4) Can you see any problems with any of the above!

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PowerPC :: Essential Screws Ibook G4 - Finding Diagram

Jan 5, 2010

I'm curious - I've taken my ibook apart and replaced hardware that had broken, I have TONS of screws... Can anyone direct me to a diagram, etc. that will inform me of ESSENTIAL screws, if those even exist.

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OS X :: Virus Protection Software Essential For Windows Partition?

May 16, 2010

After I partition my IMac and install Windows, will I need virus protection? If so, what does anyone suggest?

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MacBook :: Can't Install Essential Updates On Reinstalled Os X Leopard

May 1, 2012

I have a 2008 5th generation black macbook. It's a good 4 years old, so I figured I'd wipe my computer all together and reinstall os x. Once I did, everything is working fine until I do the software updates. Safari even looks like it's from 2008 lol. The issue is, it downloads the updates fine, but once it restarts and begins the actual install, it gets to the point where it's "Configuring update" and completely stops in it's tracks. I've tried letting it do its thing and walked away, because maybe it would actually take a while but no, the blue progress bar is in the same exact point. So I'm stuck with leopard 10.5.2

Info:MacBook, Mac OS X (10.5.8)

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OS X :: Essential Mac Applications - Finding Mac Application Which Play Flac Music Files?

Aug 1, 2009

I just purchased my 2.66 15" uMBP today and it's been a few months since I've owned a Mac and I forgot all of the old applications I had on it. I've currently downloaded Firefox and VLC but are there other apps that you can't simply do without? Also, is there a Mac application that can play FLAC music files?

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OS X :: WD Passport Not Readable?

Aug 24, 2009

So just starting today, I plugged in my WD Passport which I have used COUNTLESS times. Now I am getting a notice that says:

Disk Insertion

The disk you inserted was not readable by this computer.

Initalize, Ignore, or Eject

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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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MacBook :: It Won't Recognize WD Passport

Feb 28, 2012

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?

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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Hardware :: WD Passport Won't Mount In IBook G3?

Mar 20, 2008

I just got this HD. I tried mounting it to my iBook and it spins and then clicks over and over. I brought it into work then and tried to mount it to various other machines and it worked.

I'm trying to find some one at work with an older Mac laptop to test but everyone but me is using new Intel Macs.

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Intel Mac :: Transfer Files From A WD My Passport?

Apr 25, 2012

My old PC crashed so I bought an iMAc and wanted to transfer files I have backed up on a WD My Passport. I tried using the Migration assistant on my new iMac but it wouldn't recognize it.

Info:iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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Intel Mac :: WD My Passport Won't Let Me Copy Data To It On It

May 24, 2012

I backup my photography on a WD My Passport. I have only used PC's with this in the past, I am now trying to back up some more files and it won't let me copy them to the drive. The permissions say that I have read only access on my Mac. I have read some threads, and they all say that I have format the hard drive to change the permissions and that I will not be able to copy over files bigger than 4G. I have RAW files that can get quite large so limiting the size is an option.

Info:iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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