Because the database is already quite large, the main page only lists the USB speed tests submitted in the last 60 days. Be aware that all these tests are made by making a sequential read and write operations of a single file. In reply to Tarekb’s post on March 14, Tech support scams are an industry-wide issue where scammers attempt to trick you into paying for unnecessary technical support services. USBDeview make this test by writing a large file into the USB flash drive, and then reading back the same file to getting the read speed. Shouldn’t need software to see a usb device.

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Shouldn’t need software to see a usb device.

Download it, update WD frimware using passpott tool. If it is a newly bought one, you need to initialise it and format it, so that Windows 7 can see it. Thank you for your interest in this question. Did you install the WD software? USBDeview make this test by writing a large file into the USB flash drive, and then reading back the same file to getting the read speed.

windows 7 – My WD passport detected but not working – Super User

Under your C drive, there will be a “New volume, uninitialised” – right click, initialise. Tarekb Replied on March 14, That is why I wanted to write my solution.

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Here is my step-by-step find the command prompt app Right-click and Run as Administratorto avoid a problem later in this process RUN c: Ask a question Report. I mt mine with the frimware update. Apparently, the problem is with the firmware of WD which needs an update, Now to update, you have to connect your hard drive to a Windows 7 PC, download the new firmware from WD website and run it. Don’t know if it needs to be reformatted for mu updated OS or what, but if so, how do I even find it?

This site in other languages x. Because the database is already quite large, the main page only lists the USB speed tests submitted in the last 60 days.

Lizzie – Aug 2, at It should be ready to use. Additional to that when choosing Show hidden Icons on my Taskbar on the bottom of the screen, all icons are moving as if there is a new item is coming and keeps flashing until I unplug the HDD. I computer completed some updates tonight, I wonder if that’s what has now caused the problem. How satisfied are you with this reply? Im having the same issue, running on Windows 8.

Hi, I just had the same issue: Fix has extremely simple, go and assign the drive a drive letter under disk management found instructions from for Vista Home but worked fine http: They both work for my similar troubles with my WD Passport, but this one is much easier to perform.

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Can NOT SEE WD My Passport 0730 External HDD in Win 8

Currently running the sfc scan that was recommended earlier. Here’s how I fix it: Maybe it is not initialised yet, or it is initialised but does not have a drive letter assigned to it. I have the same issue. Thanks for marking this as the answer.

Assign it any drive letter you want. Endy Tjahjono 2 8 Because it has attracted low-quality or spam answers that had to be removed, posting an answer now requires 10 reputation on this site the association bonus does not count. Tech support scams are an industry-wide issue where scammers attempt to trick you into paying for unnecessary technical support services.

Then it will change to “New volume, unallocated”. Unplug the drive from the computer Open a command prompt as Administrator Type the following commands: The Windows 8 system only can identify the first mj.