WD My Passport "turbo drivers"

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by self, Oct 3, 2012.

  1. self macrumors regular

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    Just got the 2TB WD My Passport and it's working fine, but I wanted to configure the sleep (the light keeps blinking even when my MacBook goes to sleep). The utility to configure the sleep is here:

    http://support.wdc.com/product/download.asp?groupid=218&sid=157&lang=en

    But there is also a link there for "TURBO Drivers". Has anyone tried installing these? I don't want to screw anything up.
     
  2. defektion macrumors regular

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    Does that utility prevent my 1TB WD Passport USB 3.0 from going to sleep when my rMBP goes to sleep?
     
  3. theSeb, Oct 4, 2012
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    theSeb macrumors 604

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    I generally would recommend to stay away from stuff like this, since it can often introduce unstable behaviour or compatibility issues in the future.
     
  4. Ifti macrumors 68000

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    I'd completely agree with this statement.
     
  5. theSeb macrumors 604

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    Except that I left out the "away" part from the statement. :eek:
     
  6. dkl macrumors member

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    I know that is a relative old thread.... But I've only discovered this WD Turbo driver very recently. I've had my WD Passport for some years now, so I thought I'd just give it a go.

    It's definitely not a OMG or "whole-world-of-a-difference" kind of experience, but definitely shows some speed improvements in the benchmarks! I'm happy leaving the drivers installed!

    [​IMG]

    BTW, these are USB2.0 on a 2011MBA.
     
  7. nascarsc macrumors newbie

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    I know this is an old thread, but just wanted to say that it caused problems with a My Passport Ultra Metal Edition and OS X El Capitan. Also, it changes the icon.
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