WD External Hard Drives

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by thomamon, Aug 23, 2011.

  1. thomamon macrumors 6502a

    thomamon

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    So I have two WD External Hard Drives... One is a passport and one is a My Book. But for some reason, when I reboot my laptop, they never come up. I have to unplug them both from the USB and plug them back in to get them to be noticed.

    I just updated the bios on each of them as well and that did not fix it.

    Anything else I can do with this issue?
     
  2. kfergiez macrumors 6502

    kfergiez

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    How often do you reboot your computer? I just shut the lid on mine, and my external is always there.
     
  3. thomamon thread starter macrumors 6502a

    thomamon

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    Few times a week... I have Bootcamp on for the couple things I have to do in Windows
     
  4. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    I'd have to try with my external drive but I'm pretty certain this is normal behaviour.
     
  5. thomamon thread starter macrumors 6502a

    thomamon

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    This is very frustrating. There is no work around?
     
  6. DewGuy1999 macrumors 68040

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    My Western Digital My Passport Essential SE mounts on bootup with my MacBook Pro. You could try mounting them with either the Western Digital SmartWare or Disk Utility.
     

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