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Windows 7: WD My Passport Ultra External Drive Corrupted

14 Aug 2016   #11

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

"...I did not use or like any of the proprietary software on my faulty WD HDD when I bought it - I just formatted it then used it as an unencrypted removable HDD so don't use the utilities, encryption or any passwords. .." Ahhhhhhh, that might be it. I did that also with a 1TB ext usb WD Passport Ultra. Got away with it - for awhile. Suddenly, no more read, no more write. Took it back to Frys' Electronics, told them truthfully what I had done and why [for me - backup/restore purposes], they refunded.
Remember, my wild idea will work financially if you keep the items and the packing in as pristine condition as possible along with keeping the receipts.

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