Western Digital MY Passport Essential SE
External - USB - 1 TB - Western Digital
Pack up your office files and take them home. Carry thousands of songs or pictures. Synchronize files between home and office and encrypt everything on the drive for added security.
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User reviews and opinions
|menyhart||6:33pm on Tuesday, September 21st, 2010|
|these are definitely a worthwhile purchase and recommend over the 500gb - it goes faster than you know.using fat32 for platform compatibility. thhis is the best portable hd i ever had got it in may and never had a problem with it I bought this unit to use with a Belkins wireless nework USB hub #1. connect hub to router #2.|
|klemi||8:10am on Saturday, August 7th, 2010|
|A great HDD that enables to back up your important documents and take ti anywhere. It also a great companion to take to work and on flights.|
|ellenyou||8:29am on Wednesday, August 4th, 2010|
|I feel it is a very good product at a very fair price (115.00 total) I have had this drive for about 6 weeks, and so far, so good.|
|pepijn de vos||5:40am on Monday, August 2nd, 2010|
|dude this is way over priced plus ive had 3 wd drives fail in the last year because of too many bad sectors i used to be a loyal wd user not anymore w...|
|lennox9876||12:38am on Thursday, June 17th, 2010|
|I bought this 250GB 2.5" portable replace my 80GB that has been used for years. The main reason for a WD brand is its 3-year warranty, this one is.|
|ausmusj1||1:02pm on Friday, May 21st, 2010|
|I used this product to protect my portable HD, it fit great to me necessities Attractive Design","Easy to use","Portable SUPER EASY TO US,E JUST PLUG AND GO.|
|dmiller||1:03pm on Monday, May 17th, 2010|
|a very tiny portable drive I have a macbook air that I travel with, so a very small hard drive is a necessity. This drive fits that need. WD Passport 250 Absolutely outstanding portable hard drive, considering the attractive form factor, size, portability and capacity - unbelievable!|
|oo4xsc||3:09pm on Thursday, April 8th, 2010|
|Terrible Drive I thought this drive was just giving me problems; four people I work with are also having issues.|
|bgeerdes||3:57pm on Friday, April 2nd, 2010|
|Although a previous 60GB external (LaCie IIRC) was working fine on the latitude, this one seems to demand more power to spin-up. Great external device, perfect for storing music, movies and personal data. Great product, I hope they release a larger one in the near future.|
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For a complete list of all included file extensions, search for Answer ID 3644 in the WD Knowledge Base at support.wdc.com. Note that: The System category, shown against a dark gray background, includes all of your operating system files that are not available for backup. Files that are not backed up include system files, program files, applications, and working files like.tmp and.log files. The Retrieved category, also shown against a dark gray background, shows the files that you have retrieved from a prior backup. They, too, are not available for backup. Hovering the pointer over a category shows the number of files in the category. In the Content Gauge for your My Passport drive, the Additional Files category includes all of the files shown in the used space portion of your drive properties. This space is not available for backups.
Note: The small number of files that are shown in the Additional Files category when you first install the WD SmartWare softwarebefore performing your first backuprepresents the system and hidden files that your computers operating system put there when you installed the drive.
Drive Management Home Screen
The drive management Home screen is available after selecting Install Drive Settings, installing the software, completing the initial drive settings, and opening the WD SmartWare software. It has two tab-selected screen options: HomeProvides a Content Gauge showing the capacity and contents of your My Passport drive (see Figure 8 on page 10) SettingsManages the same security, diagnostics, and power settings as the WD SmartWare Drive Settings screen (see Figure 16 on page 25) and provides a Preferences button for enabling the Backup and Retrieve functions (see Figure 16 on page 25)
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As you copy files to your drive, the Content Gauge shows them in six categories: Documents Mail Music Pictures Other See WD SmartWare Home Screen on page 11 for a description of the file categories.
Note: The small number of files that are shown in the Additional Files category when you first install the WD SmartWare softwarebefore copying any files to the driverepresents the system and hidden files that your computers operating system put there when you installed the drive.
2. Choose the backup that you want to retrieve files from. 3. Choose whether you want to copy the files to a special retrieval folder or to their original locations. 4. Choose what to retrieve, either individual files or folders, or everything. 5. Retrieve the files.
Retrieving a File
After selecting the drive on the Home screen, you can retrieve files or complete folders from your My Passport drive. To retrieve a file or folder from your drive:
1. Click the Retrieve tab to display the Retrieve screen (see Figure 12 on page 22).
2. In the Backed Up Volumes box, select the WD SmartWare volume that you want to retrieve a file or folder from and click Select Destination to display the Select a destination for retrieved files screen (see Figure 13 on page 22). 3. On the Select a destination for retrieved files screen: IF you want to copy your retrieved content to.
Its original location,
a. Select the To the Original Places option. b. Click Select Files to display the Select content to retrieve. screen (see Figure 14 on page 23) and proceed to step 4 on page 23. a. Select the In a Retrieved Content Folder option. b. If you want to specify a different retrieve folder, click Browse and use the browse function to identify the new retrieve folder. c. Click Apply to save and implement the new retrieve folder. d. Click Select Files to display the Select content to retrieve. screen and proceed to step 4 on page 23.
A retrieved content folder,
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Figure 12. Retrieve Screen
Figure 13. Select a Destination for Retrieved Files Screen RETRIEVING BACKED UP FILES 22
Figure 14. Select Content to Retrieve Screen
4. On the Select content to retrieve. screen, select Retrieve Some Files to display the retrieve files selection box (see Figure 15 on page 24). 5. Navigate through the folder structure to find the files you want. Also, you can use the search box by typing the name (or partial name) of the file or folder: Click the appropriate file category button to list the files by category:
Pictures Music Movies Documents Other Mail
Select the View icon to list individual files. Type all or part of the file name in the search box, using the question mark (?) as a wildcard character, to find a file and press the Enter key to initiate the search. To eliminate the search filter, delete all of the text in the search box and press Enter. Select the check box for the file or folder that you want to retrieve.
Use a password to keep others from accessing the files on your drive, Change your password, Remove password protection from your drive, Register your drive to receive free technical support during the warranty period and be kept up-todate on the latest WD products, Run drive diagnostics and status checks, Specify an inactive time interval to turn off your drive, Erase your drive so you can retrieve the space and start over with a fresh set of backups, Change the option that checks for software updates whenever you reconnect your WD SmartWare drive to your compute,
Password Protecting the Drive on page 25. Changing Your Password on page 28. Turning Off the Drive Lock Feature on page 29. Registering the Drive on page 34.
Security Security Registration
Diagnostics Sleep Timer Drive Erase
Checking Drive Health on page 39. Setting the Drive Sleep Timer on page 34. Erasing the Drive on page 35. Setting the Preferences Option on page 32.
Preferences (Available on either the Software Settings screen or the drive management Drive Settings screen) Preferences (Only available on the drive management Drive Settings screen)
Enable the Backup and Retrieve functions,
Enabling the Backup and Retrieve Functions on page 37.
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The WD SmartWare software uses your computers Internet connection to register your drive. To register your drive to receive free technical support during the
warranty period and be kept up-to-date on the latest WD products:
1. Make sure that your computer is connected to the Internet. 2. On the Drive Settings screen (see Figure 16 on page 25), click Registration to
display the Register Drive dialog:
3. Type your first name in the First name box. 4. Type your last name in the Last name box. 5. Type your e-mail address in the E-mail address box. 6. Select your language in the Preferred language box. 7. Select or clear the Yes, I want to receive communication. check box to specify whether or not you want to receive e-mail notifications about software updates, product enhancements, and price discount opportunities. 8. Click Register Drive to register your drive.
Setting the Drive Sleep Timer
The drive sleep timer turns off the power to your drive after a certain period of inactivity to conserve power and minimize long-term wear on the drive. To specify the inactivity period for the drive:
1. On the Drive Settings screen (see Figure 16 on page 25), click Sleep Timer to display
the Set Sleep Timer dialog:
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2. In the Turn off Drive box, select the inactivity time interval at which you want to turn off the drive. 3. Click Set Timer to save and implement your sleep timer setting.
Erasing the Drive
CAUTION! Erasing your drive permanently deletes all of the data on your drive. Always make sure that you no longer need any of the data on your drive before erasing the drive.
Note: Erasing your drive also deletes the WD SmartWare software and all of the support files, utilities, online help and user manual files. You can download these to restore your My Passport to its original configuration after erasing the drive.
The WD SmartWare software provides two ways to erase your drive, depending on whether your
My Passport drive is locked or not:
IF your drive is.
Want to erase the drive,
Using the Drive Settings Drive Erase Function in the following section. Using the Drive Unlock Utility on page 36.
Have forgotten or lost your password and must erase the drive,
Using the Drive Settings Drive Erase Function. To erase your My Passport when the drive is not locked:
1. On the Drive Settings screen (see Figure 16 on page 25), click Drive Erase to display
the Erase Drive dialog:
2. Read the warning about the loss of data if you erase your drive. 3. Click the I understand check box to signify that you accept the risk. 4. Click Drive Erase to erase your drive. After the drive erase operation completes, go to support.wdc.com and see Knowledge Base Answer ID #5419 for information about downloading and restoring the WD SmartWare software and disk image on your My Passport drive.
Note: Erasing your drive also removes your password. If you used a password to protect your drive, you will need to do it again after restoring the WD SmartWare software and disk image. (See Password Protecting the Drive on page 25.)
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Using the Drive Unlock Utility. To erase your My Passport when the drive is locked and you have forgotten or lost your password:
1. If you do not see a prompt to provide your password, then either:
Click the My Passport image above the Drive is locked prompt on the Home screen to display the WD SmartWare drive unlock screen:
Start the WD SmartWare Drive Unlock utility by either:
- Using your computers file management utility to open the WD Unlock virtual
CD and double-clicking the Unlock.exe file - Clicking Start > My Computer and double-clicking the WD Unlock virtual CD icon under Devices with Removable Storage
2. Make five attempts to unlock the drive by: a. Typing a password in the Password box. b. Clicking Unlock. 3. The fifth invalid password attempt displays the Erase My Passport; too many attempts prompt:
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Checking Drive Health
The data files on your My Passport drive are important to you. The WD SmartWare software has several built-in diagnostic tools to help make sure that your drive is performing well. Run one of the following tests if you are concerned that your drive is not operating properly: Diagnostic Tool
Quick S.M.A.R.T. Status Check
S.M.A.R.T. is a failure-prediction function that continuously monitors key internal performance attributes of the drive. A detected increase in drive temperature, noise, or read/write errors, for example, can provide an indication that the drive might be approaching a serious failure condition. With advanced warning, you could take precautionary measures, like moving your data to another drive, before a failure occurs. The result of a quick S.M.A.R.T. status check is a pass or fail evaluation of the drive's condition. The S.M.A.R.T. status check completes within a second or two. Your My Passport drive has a built-in Data Lifeguard diagnostic utility that tests the drive for error conditions. The quick drive test checks the drive for major performance problems. The result of a quick drive test is a pass or fail evaluation of the drive's condition. The quick drive test can take several minutes to complete. The most comprehensive drive diagnostic is the complete drive test. It methodically tests every sector for error conditions, and inserts bad-sector markers as required. The complete drive test can take several hours to complete, depending on the size and data configuration of your drive.
Quick Drive Test
Complete Drive Test
The best time to run the drive diagnostics and status checks is on a regular basis, before you encounter any problems with your drive. And, because they are so fast, running the quick S.M.A.R.T. status check and the quick drive test provides a high level of assurance with minimal inconvenience. Then, run all three whenever you encounter disk error conditions when backing up or retrieving files. To run drive diagnostics and status checks:
1. On the Drive Settings screen (see Figure 16 on page 25), click Diagnostics to
display the Run Diagnostics dialog:
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2. Click the button for the test that you want to run:
Quick SMART Status Quick Drive Test Complete Drive Test
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Using the Drive with a Mac
The My Passport drive is preformatted as a single NTFS partition for compatibility with all updated Windows operating systems. To use the drive with Mac OS X Leopard or Snow Leopard operating systems, and to use Time Machine, if you want, you must first: Reformat the drive to a single HFS+J partition Restore the WD SmartWare software and disk image This chapter includes the following topics: Reformatting the Drive Restoring the WD SmartWare Software and Disk Image Connecting the Drive and Getting Started Enhancing Performance with WD +TURBO Installing the WD SmartWare Software WD SmartWare Home Screen Using the WD SmartWare Icon Opening the WD SmartWare Software Checking Drive Status Safely Dismounting the Drive Unlocking the Drive Uninstalling the WD SmartWare Software
Reformatting the Drive
CAUTION! Reformatting the drive erases all its contents. If you have already saved files on the drive, be sure to back them up before reformatting it. Go to support.wdc.com and refer to the appropriate Knowledge Base Answer ID for information about reformatting a Windows drive: 287 or 3323 for Mac OS X 1364 for FAT32 See Troubleshooting on page 54 for more information about reformatting a drive.
After you have reformatted your My Passport drive for use on Mac computers, go to support.wdc.com and see Knowledge Base Answer ID #5419 for information about downloading and restoring the Mac version of the WD SmartWare software and disk image on your My Passport drive.
After you have reformatted the drive for use on a Mac computer and restored the Mac version of the WD SmartWare software and disk image:
1. Turn on your Mac computer.
2. Connect the My Passport drive to your computer using the USB cable as shown in Figure 3 on page 5.
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3. Verify that the My Passport icon displays on your desktop, where MY PASSPORT is the name you assigned to the volume when you reformatted the drive for use with the Mac computer:
Your My Passport drive is now ready to use as an external storage device. You can enhance its performance by installing the following software that is on the drive: WD +TURBO utility (see Enhancing Performance with WD +TURBO in the next section) WD SmartWare software (see Installing the WD SmartWare Software on page 44)
Enhancing Performance with WD +TURBO
WD +TURBO is a utility on the My Passport drive that you can install to improve the performance of the drive on a Mac computer. If you are going to install the WD SmartWare software, you do not need to install the WD +TURBO utility yourselfthe WD SmartWare software will install it for you. If you are not going to install the WD SmartWare software, install WD +TURBO to enhance the performance of your My Passport drive. To install WD +TURBO:
1. Double-click the My Passport icon, and then double-click the Extras folder on the
screen that displays:
2. Double-click the WD +TURBO Installer icon:
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3. Click Install on the WD +TURBO Driver Installer screen:
4. Read the license agreement and click Accept to continue. 5. A message informs you that installing the drivers requires you to restart your computer to make them active:
Click Yes to continue. 6. Type the password that you normally use to access the computer in the Password box and click OK:
7. As prompted, when the installation completes, click Yes to restart the computer:
8. After the computer restarts, the My Passport icon on the desktop looks like this, where MY PASSPORT is the name you assigned to the volume when you reformatted the drive for use with the Mac computer:
Your My Passport drive is now ready to use as an enhanced-performance external storage device.
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Installing the WD SmartWare Software
1. Double-click the My Passport icon and then double-click the WD SmartWare icon on
the screen that displays:
2. A message asks whether you want to use the My Passport drive to back up with Time Machine:
WD SmartWare software is fully compatible with Apple's Time Machine software. When using Time Machine, you can still use the WD SmartWare software for password protecting the drive, registering the drive, and running drive diagnostics. a. If you do not want to use the Time Machine backup software, click Cancel. b. If you do want to use the Time Machine backup software, click Use as Backup Disk. The My Passport icon now displays as:
The WD SmartWare Software Installer screen displays:
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3. Click Continue to Install and the installer utility detects that the WD SmartWare software is not installed:
4. Click Install WD SmartWare to begin the installation. 5. Read the license agreement and click Accept to continue. 6. Type the password that you normally use to access the computer in the Password box:
7. Wait for the installation to complete. This could take several minutes:
8. When the installation completes, the WD SmartWare Home screen displays (see Figure 17 on page 46).
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Figure 17. Home Screen
On the Home screen, you can modify the primary drive being categorized using the drop-down selection box under the name of your computer. If you select a different drive, the system will identify the categories of files on that drive. Then click the Backup or Retrieve tab to either back up from or retrieve files to a location other than your computers main hard drive. In the Content Gauge for your computers hard drive, all of your files that are available for backup are shown against a blue background in categories that are based on the following folders on your computer: Music Movies Pictures Mail Documents Other
Each category includes all of the files in the represented folder except the Other category, which includes all of the files in all other folders on your computer.
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Note that: The System category, shown against a dark gray background, includes all of your operating system files that are not available for backup. Files that are not backed up include system files, program files, applications, and working files. The Retrieved category, also shown against a dark gray background, shows the files that you have retrieved from a prior backup. They, too, are not available for backup. Hovering the pointer over a category shows the number of files in the category. In the Content Gauge for your My Passport drive, the Additional Files category includes all of the files shown in the used space portion of your drive properties. This space is not available for backups.
After you have installed the WD SmartWare software, the WD SmartWare icon displays in the menu bar at the top-right corner of the screen:
By clicking the icon, you can: Open the WD SmartWare software Check the drive status Safely dismount the drive The following sections describe how to use the icon and other ways to do these things.
If the WD SmartWare software does not open automatically, you can restart it by: Clicking the WD SmartWare icon and selecting Open WD SmartWare:
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Double-clicking WD SmartWare in the Applications list:
You can use the Found New Hardware screen to install the SES driver either: Automatically, if your computer is connected to the Internet Manually, whether your computer is connected to the Internet or not
2. On the Found New Hardware wizard screen, click Locate and install driver software:
3. On the Found New Hardware - WD SES Device wizard screen, click Yes, search online this time only to allow Windows Vista to connect to Windows Update:
Windows Vista automatically: Connects to Windows Update Finds, downloads, and installs the SES driver
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1. On the Found New Hardware wizard screen, click Locate and install driver
2. On the Found New Hardware - WD SES Device wizard screen, click Dont search online:
3. At the Install the disc that came with your WD SES Device prompt, click I dont have the disc. Show me other options:
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4. Browse to Computer and: a. Double-click the My Passport drive. b. Double-click the Extras folder. c. Select WD SES Device Driver. d. Click Next:
5. When the installation completes, click Close:
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Installing on Windows 7 Computers
After you physically connect the drive as shown in Figure 3 on page 5, use the Windows 7 Computer Management utility to install the SES driver:
1. Open All Programs and click Computer > Manage:
2. Under Computer Management (Local), click Device Manager > Unknown Device and right-click Update driver software:
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3. Click Browse my computer for driver software.
4. Browse to Computer, double-click the My Passport drive, double-click the Extras folder, and select WD SES Device Driver:
5. Click Next. 6. When the installation completes, click Close:
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Compliance and Warranty Information
This appendix includes the following topics: Regulatory Compliance Environmental Compliance (China) Warranty Information
FCC Class B Information
This device has been tested and found to comply with the limits of a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This unit generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio or television reception. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, you are encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures: Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna. Increase the separation between the equipment and the receiver. Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected. Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/television technician for help. Any changes or modifications not expressly approved by WD could void the users authority to operate this equipment.
Cet appareil numrique de la classe B est conforme la norme ICES-003 du Canada. This device complies with Canadian ICES-003 Class B.
Approved for US and Canada. CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60950-1, UL 60950-1: Safety of Information Technology Equipment. Approuv pour les Etats-Unis et le Canada. CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60950-1, UL 60950-1: Sret d'quipement de technologie de l'information.
CE Compliance For Europe
Marking by the CE symbol indicates compliance of this system to the applicable Council Directives of the European Union, including the EMC Directive (2004/108/EC) and the Low Voltage Directive (2006/95/EC). A Declaration of Conformity in accordance with the applicable directives has been made and is on file at Western Digital Europe.
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KCC Notice (Republic of Korea only)
Class B Device 1 Please note that this device has been approved for non-business purposes and may be used in any environment, including residential areas.
Environmental Compliance (China)
(Pb) (4) (4 pcs) (4 pcs)
(Cd) (Cr (VI)) (PBB) (PBDE)
PCBA X USB EMI O: SJ/T11363-2006 X ST/T11363-2006 X
WD values your business and always attempts to provide you the very best of service. If this Product requires maintenance, either contact the dealer from whom you originally purchased the Product or visit our product support website at support.wdc.com for information on how to obtain service or a Return Material Authorization (RMA). If it is determined that the Product may be defective, you will be given an RMA number and instructions for Product return. An unauthorized return (i.e., one for which an RMA number has not been issued) will be returned to you at your expense. Authorized returns must be shipped in an approved shipping container, prepaid and insured, to the address provided on your return paperwork. Your original box and packaging materials should be kept for storing or shipping your WD product. To conclusively establish the period of warranty, check the warranty expiration (serial number required) via support.wdc.com. WD shall have no liability for lost data regardless of the cause, recovery of lost data, or data contained in any Product placed in its possession.
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WD warrants that the Product, in the course of its normal use, will for the term defined below, be free from defects in material and workmanship and will conform to WDs specification therefor. The term of your limited warranty depends on the country in which your Product was purchased. The term of your limited warranty is for 2 years in the North, South and Central America region, 2 years in the Europe, the Middle East and Africa region, and 3 years in the Asia Pacific region, unless otherwise required by law. The term of your limited warranty period shall commence on the purchase date appearing on your purchase receipt. WD shall have no liability for any Product returned if WD determines that the Product was stolen from WD or that the asserted defect a) is not present, b) cannot reasonably be rectified because of damage occurring before WD receives the Product, or c) is attributable to misuse, improper installation, alteration (including removing or obliterating labels and opening or removing external enclosures, unless the product is on the list of limited user-serviceable products and the specific alteration is within the scope of the applicable instructions, as found at support.wdc.com), accident or mishandling while in the possession of someone other than WD. Subject to the limitations specified above, your sole and exclusive warranty shall be, during the period of warranty specified above and at WDs option, the repair or replacement of the Product. The foregoing limited warranty is WDs sole warranty and is applicable only to products sold as new. The remedies provided herein are in lieu of a) any and all other remedies and warranties, whether expressed, implied or statutory, including but not limited to, any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, and b) any and all obligations and liabilities of WD for damages including, but not limited to accidental, consequential, or special damages, or any financial loss, lost profits or expenses, or lost data arising out of or in connection with the purchase, use, or performance of the Product, even if WD has been advised of the possibility of such damages. In the United States, some states do not allow exclusion or limitations of incidental or consequential damages, so the limitations above may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.
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Accessories, optional 2
FCC Class B information 65 File categories, defined 12, 15 history, drive setting 31 history, screen 19 Formatting the drive 54 Full Media Scan 39
Backup about backing up files 14 files content box 17 procedure 16, 17 Box contents 2
Handling precautions 4 Hardware 2
Cables 2 CAUTION about erasing the drive 35 about lost passwords 25 about preventing data loss when disconnecting 31, 49 about your unlocked drive 26 checking status 50 China RoHs 66 Compatibility with operating systems 3 Compliance 65 Converting drive format 54 Creating a password 25
ICES-003/NMB-003 compliance 65 Indicator light 3 Info/online help, viewing 13
Kit contents 2
Launching WD SmartWare software on a Mac 47 on Windows 30 LED indicator 3 Limited warranty 67
Disconnecting the drive from a PC 31 Disk image, downloading and restoring 38, 41 Dismounting drive from a Mac 49 Dock for drive 2 Documents file category 12 Drive diagnostics and status checks 39 eraser, setting 33 handling precautions 4 sleep timer 34 Drive formats, converting 3 Drive Settings drive eraser 33, 35 file history 31 registration 33, 34 security 25, 33 sleep timer 33, 34
Mac 50 dismounting drive from 49 reformatting the drive to 41 restarting WD SmartWare software 47 serial number 50 space available 50 unlocking the drive from the Virtual CD 50 Mail file category, defined 12, 15 Micro cables 2 Movies file category, defined 12, 15 Music file category, defined 12, 15 My Passport Dock 2
NTFS format 41
Online help, viewing 13 Operating systems 3 Other file category, defined 12, 15
Environmental compliance, China 66 Erase Drive screen 35, 37 Erasing the drive 35 CAUTION about erasing the drive 35
Password protecting your drive 25 CAUTION about lost passwords 25
Performance enhancement 47 Physical description 3 Pictures file category, defined 12, 15 Precautions for handling 4 Preferences options, setting 32 Preferences software setting 31 Product features 1
System compatibility 3
Temperature check 30
Uninstalling WD SmartWare software from Windows 31, 38 Unlocking the drive 26 from the virtual CD 31 on a Mac 50 with the WD SmartWare software 27, 50 without the WD SmartWare software 27, 51 USB drive interface 4
Quick Diagnostic Self-test 39
Register Drive screen 34 Registering your drive 34 Registration drive setting 33 Regulatory compliance 65 Restarting the software on a Mac 47 on Windows 30 Restoring the software disk image 38, 41 Retrieve about retrieving files 21 folder, software setting 31 folder, specifying 32 procedure 21, 24 RoHS 66 Run Diagnostics screen 39
Virtual CD unlocking the drive from 51
Warranty 66 WD +TURBO 47 WD service 66 Windows disconnecting a drive 31 uninstalling WD SmartWare software 31, 38 unlocking the drive from the virtual CD 27
Safety compliance 65 Security drive settings 33 Serial number 50 Service 66 Set preferences screen 32 retrieve folder screen 32 sleep timer screen 34 Setting the drive sleep timer 34 Sleep Timer drive setting 33 SMART Status Check 39 Software Settings preferences 31, 32 retrieve folder 31, 32 system throttling 31 Space available 50 Settings See Drive Settings Status check 30, 50 System file category defined 47 file category, defined 12, 16 throttling software setting 31
Information furnished by WD is believed to be accurate and reliable; however, no responsibility is assumed by WD for its use nor for any infringement of patents or other rights of third parties which may result from its use. No license is granted by implication or otherwise under any patent or patent rights of WD. WD reserves the right to change specifications at any time without notice. Western Digital, WD, the WD logo, My Book, and My Passport are registered trademarks and My Passport Essential, WD SmartWare, and Data Lifeguard are trademarks of Western Digital Technologies, Inc. Other marks may be mentioned herein that belong to other companies. 2010 Western Digital Technologies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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WD (Windows) Universal Firmware Updater Release Notes for v220.127.116.11
These release notes provide information on the latest updates to the firmware software for use with specified Western Digital external hard drives. This Universal Firmware Updater automatically detects and installs the latest firmware update available for your hard drive. In this document, there are several references to P/N, which refer to the part number of the drive. The P/N can be found on each drive as illustrated in the examples below:
Universal FW Updater 18.104.22.168: Fixes: Fixed incompatibility with HP USB products.
WD Universal Firmware Updater Release Notes
Firmware 1.015: Fixes: Corrected USB compliance test. Compatibility: For the following drives with a P/N that ends with -00: My Book Essential (USB 3.0 and USB 2.0) My Passport Essential(USB 3.0 and USB 2.0) My Passport Essential SE (USB 3.0 and USB 2.0)
Firmware 1.003: Fixes: Initial Release. Compatibility: For the following drives with a P/N that ends with -01: My Book Essential (USB 3.0 and USB 2.0) My Passport Essential (USB 3.0 and USB 2.0) My Passport Essential SE (USB 3.0 and USB 2.0)
Firmware 2.018/2.019: Fixes: This firmware update fixes the drives handling of infrequent power glitches which can cause data access issues. My Book Essential (+ WD SmartWare) My Book for Mac (+ WD SmartWare) My Book Elite (+ WD SmartWare) My Passport Essential (+ WD SmartWare) My Passport Essential SE (+ WD SmartWare) My Passport for Mac (+ WD SmartWare) My Passport SE for Mac (+ WD SmartWare) My Passport Elite (+ WD SmartWare)
|Device Type||Hard drive - external|
|Localization||Canada, Latin America, United States|
|Interface Type||SuperSpeed USB|
|Interface Transfer Rate||5.0 Gbps (SuperSpeed USB)|
|Expansion / Connectivity|
|Interfaces||1 x SuperSpeed USB|
|Cables Included||1 x USB cable - external|
|Compatible with Windows 7||"Compatible with Windows 7" software and devices carry Microsoft’s assurance that these products have passed tests for compatibility and reliability with 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 7.|
|Power Source||USB bus|
|Software / System Requirements|
|OS Required||Microsoft Windows XP, Microsoft Windows 7, Microsoft Windows Vista, Apple MacOS X 10.6, Apple MacOS X 10.5|
|Service & Support||2 years warranty|
|Service & Support Details||Limited warranty - 2 years|
|Min Operating Temperature||41 °F|
|Max Operating Temperature||104 °F|
|Universal Product Identifiers|
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