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Western Digital 1TB External Hard Drive Setup

WD 1TB External Hard Drive Guidance

The Western Digital 1TB external hard drive is compatible with both USB 3.0 and USB 2.0. It consists of an added storage capacity for photos, videos, music, and documents. This Western Digital 1TB external hard drive setup is formatted for Windows 8/7/Vista/XP, and Mac operating system will always require reformatting. You can easily connect this portable drive to provide a storage location to the computer immediately. It can improve the PC performance by sending the files to the Western Digital Elements drive.

Western Digital 1TB USB 3.0 External Hard Drive

The Western Digital external hard drive is an ultra-fast data transferer with USB 3.0. It can transfer data at a rate of 5GB/s. This drive has massive capacity, and its pocket-sized design can enable you to take it where ever you go. This hard drive is formatted with NTFS for Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Mac OS X 10 (and this would require a reformatting). It comes with USB 3.0 portable hard drive, USB cable, and a quick install guide.

Western Digital 1TB USB 2.0 External Hard Drive

The Western Digital portable hard drives are reliable, have high capacity space, and exhibit higher data transfer faster speed. It is compatible with Windows Vista/XP, and Mac OSX Tiger/Leopard. When the internal storage of the full, the PC will automatically slow down. To avoid this, transfer the files from the internal hard drive to the Western Digital elements portable hard drive and keep your PC running as always.

Western Digital External Hard Drive 1TB Driver Download

  • The Western Digital 1TB external hard drive setup driver can be downloaded from the manufacturer’s site. 
  • First, open a new web browser and go to the manufacturer site. 
  • On the main page, find the product that you have purchased from the product drop-down list and then click the Submit button.
  • Choose the operating system that you are using, and select the driver that you require. 
  • Read the given instructions and then click the Download button.
  • The downloaded file will be saved in the specified location 
  • To install the file, unzip the file into a folder. Finally, double click the .exe file to start the installation process

Western Digital 1TB External Hard Drive For Mac

  • You can download the driver for Western Digital 1TB external hard drive for Mac from the manufacturer’s website. 
  • Launch a web browser on the computer and navigate to the manufacturer's site.
  • You need to specify the product model.
  • Click Submit to view the list of software available for the product,
  • Go to the Mac section and then select the driver for the product. 
  • Read the instructions and then click the Download button.
  • Now, exit the default version of the Western Digital Drive Utility.
  • Finally, drag the Western Digital drive utilities icon to the Applications folder.

Western Digital 1TB External Hard Drive Setup | Power Adapter

The Western Digital MyVolts 12V Power Supply Adapter can serve as the replacement PSU for the external hard drive. It provides protection to the drive from over voltage, over current and short-circuiting. It comes with a US 12V power supply adapter designed to meet the power specifications of the hard drive. The high power efficiency of the adapter has bagged an Energy Star Level 5 approval.

Western Digital 1TB External Hard Drive Power Cord

The Power cord is provided along with your Western Digital 1TB External Hard Drive setup at the time of purchase. You can use 12V 2A AC Power Adapter for this device. This adapter can be purchased from the manufacturer or from a trusted retail store.

Western Digital 1TB External Hard Drive Problems

If the Western Digital 1TB external hard drive has problems like ‘drive not recognized’ or drive not working,’ follow the quick solutions below. You can get remote assistance from our technical experts if you are not able to carry out the troubleshooting steps given below.

WD 1TB External Drive not Recognized by PC

When your computer does not recognize the Western Digital 1TB External Hard Drive setup, proceed with the following steps to resolve the issue.

  • If you have a Windows computer, move the cursor to the Start menu and click it.
  • Select the Run option.
  • As soon as the Run window opens, enter ‘diskmgmt.msc’ without including the single quotes in the appropriate field.
  • Right-click the Western Digital 1TB external hard drive and then click the Change Drive Letter and Path option.
  • Select the Add button, choose any drive letter for the Western Digital 1TB drive, and select the OK button.
  • If you cannot resolve the ‘WD not recognizing’ issue, perform the solution below.
  • In the Run window, enter the command line ‘regedt32’ to open the Register Editor window.
  • Select File -> Export and then back up the registry files before deleting them from the Registry Editor list.
  • Once you have deleted the registry entries, close the Register Editor window. Restart the PC.

Fixed: WD 1TB External Hard Drive is not Working

  • Try a different USB cable to establish a connection between the Western Digital 1TB External Hard Drive setup and your computer.
  • Use a compatible antivirus software to detect and clean the virus on the computer.
  • Launch the Device Manager window by using the command ‘devmgmt.msc’ without including the quotes in the Run dialog box.
  • Select Expand Universal Serial Bus Controllers USB Root Hub Properties.
  • Click the Power Management tab. Deselect the box next to the ‘Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power’ option.
  • Click OK. Now, restart the computer. This should resolve the issue.
Western Digital 1TB External Hard Drive Setup

Fixed: WD 1TB External Hard Drive not Recognized

SOLUTION 1 - ASSIGNING NEW DRIVER LETTER TO THE WESTERN DIGITAL 1TB EXTERNAL HARD DRIVE

  • Assign a new drive letter and path to the Western Digital 1TB external hard drive setup.
  • Open the Disk Management window using the command ‘diskmgmt.msc’ in the Run box.
  • After right-clicking the WD 1TB drive, select ‘Change Drive Letter and Path.’
  • If the drive letter is already assigned to the Western Digital drive, select ‘Change’ in the ‘Change Drive Letter and Path’ window.
  • Click the radio button next to the ‘Assign the following driver letter’ option, select any driver as per your wish from its drop-down menu, and click OK.
  • Make sure to select the Restart option to restart your computer after performing the instructions mentioned above.

SOLUTION 2 - CREATING PARTITION

  • Launch the Disk Management window, right-click the Unallocated drive, and select the New Simple Volume option.
  • Follow the on-screen instructions displayed on the screen to create a partition.
  • Finally, restart your computer.

SOLUTION 3 - REPAIR USING THE DRIVE EASY SOFTWARE

  • Download the Western Digital 1TB external hard drive setup Easy software and then install it.
  • Select the Scan Now button followed by the Update All button.
  • Check if the error is resolved after restarting the computer.