WD My Passport is a portable USB storage device on which you can back up data. After you connect My Passport drive to your computer, when the system does not detect the drive or could not transfer the files between the system and the storage USB drive, or if you cannot open any file on the drive, it signifies the drive has some issue. Furthermore, the request failed due to fatal device hardware error appears on the screen. Continue to read to understand the reasons causing the error and the ways to fix it. Carryout the below steps Wd My Passport Fatal Device Hardware Error.
Causes of the error:
Before you start fixing the error, make sure to back up the data on the hard drive to some other drive or device. If the error is related to hardware failure, it is better to recover the data beforehand to prevent data loss. Follow the below steps Wd My Passport Fatal Device Hardware Error.
Oversee the physical connection
Scan the drive on Windows computer
Fix bad sectors on the drive
Replace the drive