Missouri I ordered a new micro usb cable to try first. While traveling having to carry an extra cable for this drive is dumb and I will get rid of the drive as soon as I can. At the price, it is hard to beat when adding in quality and capacity. The drive is an excellent storage solution for users who are on the move. There would be no logical gain by encrypting the data just for storage. Other than the WD software Great plug and play harddrive.

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July 18th,3: I had no issues; the connection feels firm.

Your data will be encrypted irrespective of whether you have set a password. I like how small and light the drive is. However, the new Passports come with a different micro USB socket for some reason, which means yet another cable I need to carry about. I am not happy that now I have to carry around an additional cable only for this drive.

Display posts from previous: I have to really move the sub cable a lot to randomly get Drive: Australia Your data will be encrypted irrespective of whether you have set a password.


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Joel Try another USB cable. June 8th, Again, more than I want to pay.

I also read somewhere that if it was mid file tranfer and it got disconnected by pulling the usb without stopping the device first, then that could have corrupted the partition. I was thinking of the WD Elements. Yesterday, I was wiggling the usb again and through wdbaaa000abk-00 device manager i could see the drive.

If not password protected, is it possible a board swap would work? Update Unrecognized Zip Code. December 2nd, Would it still be encrypted.

For mac users, plugging in the drive for time machine frees up memory because the mac will automatically wipe out WD’s software. I have read of the many failures of these types of drives and thought I would ask what the best next step should wdaaa5000abk-00.

My question is this: Yesterday I plugged it in and could tell the drive was spinning which was followed by a few short clicks.


The fact that you say that jiggling the connector makes it wdbzaa5000abk-00 work suggests that what it is. Any truth to this? Then drive powers down. I’ve had WD drives in the past and they’ve always been pretty durable. Sorry for the confusion. Australia Joel, Essentials models usually always? Very small and compact, light, I like it.

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Users browsing this forum: I don’t see any cracks near the usb port.

The OP’s drive was not password protected. December 4th, Hurried and bought another portable drive to backup copy everything and started transferring. I found this on page 22 wrbaaa5000abk-00