What kind of cable does WD Passport use?
USB 3.0 Cable
A replacement or additional USB 3.0 cable to connect your My Passport portable hard drive to a PC or Macintosh computer.
What is the cable that comes with external hard drive?
USB 3.0 Type-A to Micro-B cable provides a convenient solution for connecting an external hard drive or phone with a longer cable. It provides an ideal replacement for the OEM cable that came with your device.
How do I provide power to my external hard drive?
The simplest (and cheapest) solution would be to use a powered USB hub. Plug the hub into the screen and then the drive into the hub. Just google “powered USB Hub”.
How do I turn on my Western Digital external hard drive?
Getting Started with the WD MyBook Drive
- Plug in the power supply to the wall/powerbar and to the drive.
- Plug the USB cable between the computer and the drive.
- The drive should now turn on.
- Look for the new hard drive in My Computer.
- Double click on it and then on “WD Apps Setup”.
Does WD Passport work with PS4?
This WD My Passport drive is compatible with the Sony PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 4 Pro with firmware 4.50 or later. It will require reformatting via the console for use as game storage and may also require reformatting if used with other devices.
Why do some external hard drives need power supply?
This is because they need more powerful motors to spin the larger, heavier platters inside the drive. USB standards up to 3.0 cannot supply 12V so an external power supply is required.
How much power does an external hard drive need?
drives typically require a 12V power connection, which is not provided by the USB port or the hard drive adapter.
Why did my WD Passport stopped working?
Applies to: Fix WD passport external hard drive not showing up due to file system error or bad sectors. If the system files are corrupted or the WD device contains bad sectors, Windows disk management may detect it as “*Others” or RAW. Your computer may not even able to detect it from File Explorer.