After that, launching the software displays the Home screen so you can choose what you want to do. Click Browse my computer for driver software: 4. The first time you connect your My Book drive to your computer, a message asks if you want to use the drive to back up with Time Machine:. I immediately ordered another five drives when the test unit performed so well. They run quiet while writing to disk and spin down when not in use. On the Drive Settings screen, click Security to display the Your Drive is Secure dialog: 4.
I use it to record the topics and dates of the backup data. The term of your warranty is 3 year in Australia and New Zealand, unless otherwise required by law. And I have no regrets. The more precies your question is, the higher the chances of quickly receiving an answer from another user. This could take several minutes: 7.
You simply cannot discern the differences in the products, which is often just the styling of the case. The drive automatically powers up and mounts to your computer. Use a paper clip to press the reset button on the back of the unit in. When the installation completes, click Finish: Installing on Windows Vista Computers After you physically connect the drive as shown in Figure 3 on page 5, the Found New Hardware screen displays. The aesthetic design of the case is outstanding. If the drive is unlocked not encrypted , the submenu shows the serial number of the drive, the space available, and the temperature condition.
Prices, specifications, and images are subject to change without notice. Appearance of a backup successfully finished message means that the backup completed normally. Lacking a power switch means the drive can wake up at inopportune moments, such as when the operating system for some reason decides to probe all the drives. Click Start Backup to begin backing up all categories of files on the internal hard drive step 8 on page 35. See Figure 12 and Table 5 on page 26 for a brief functional description of the Help tab display.
This could take several minutes. That means they make different noises on startup than you'll be accustomed to from air filled drives. Note: Automatic backup protection is continuous for as long as your My Book drive is connected to your computer. I solved the problem, but it was by doing something that was a bit odd. But the instruction manual should be more specific about drag and dropping files to the hard drive. I brought it just wanting to store some files from my computer to save hard drive room. Browse to My Computer and: a.
Please make sure that you describe your difficulty with the Western Digital My Book as precisely as you can. Double-click the My Book drive. Type your password in the Password box and click Unlock to unlock your drive. The quick drive test checks the drive for major performance problems. Instructions here — Best wishes. Password Reset Make sure the Western Digital My Book World Edition is off. Rated 5 out of 5 by FidoPibb from Works as expected I am using for 2nd copy of backup images and the drive is only online during data transfers.
But then, as I recall, Custer had one, too. The unit powers off, all data is erased from the hard drive and the My Book is returned to factory settings. It never occurred to me, however, that an external hard drive would lack a power switch like this one does. Click the Home tab and return to step 1-b on page 37 to select the My Book drive that has the files you want to retrieve. Connect the My Book drive as shown in Figure 3. It includes the following topics: Home Tab Displays Backup Tab Displays Retrieve Tab Displays Settings Tab Displays Help Tab Display.
Click Yes at the Are you sure. Browse to Computer and: a. You will automatically be sent an e-mail to inform you when someone has reacted to your question. Unfortunately, these adapters are expensive. The only change I would like to see is a front or top side power switch.