I purchased a 500GB My Passport western digital external drive for my system but it seems like I made a wrong choice. Really I am very much frustrated with this external drive and I need to either return it or get rid of the existing issues. You wonít believe this drive worked hardly for a month or two after its purchase. The drive has completely died. Initially when I got this drive I set it into the system and with the help of a smart-ware software I made it work smoothly without facing any sort of trouble. This hard drive worked well for at least few weeks continuously with no interruption. However recently few days ago I found that things were changed with this drive, it wonít connect to the machine using the software. When I tried to plug it into the machine the software concludes that there was nothing attached or connected to it. First I thought at it might be due to some kind of loose connection but then even after connected everything thing tightly right from the hardware to software when I tried to get the hard drive detected there was no positive result. I can say that the Drive has completely washed away for some reason.
I knew that the hard drive was not detected but then too for more confirmation I checked out my computer for all the drives i.e. E drive, C drive and D drive (thereís no F drive in my case), however I didnít find anything, there was no drives existing over there. The worst thing I noticed was that for a moment my Windows Explorer completely stopped reacting, it actually didnít work for a long time which as quite shocking for me. I am really very much worried about my system now. Earlier when the problem was only with the hard drive, everything was fine but now after knowing that my system is too getting affected I am really very much worried. The worst thing is that still now I didnít even get to know the exact cause of this problem. Please, anyone who is well aware of known about this problem then helps me out. I wanted to somehow get rid of this issue as soon as possible. Even if you let me know the main cause, hopefully I would try to get it resolved by myself if I am lucky enough.