WD My Passport "turbo drivers"

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

  1. self macrumors regular

    Jul 11, 2008
    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:


    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

    Jan 29, 2010
    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
    Last edited: Oct 4, 2012

    theSeb macrumors 604


    Aug 10, 2010
    Poole, England
    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 68010

    Dec 14, 2010
    I'd completely agree with this statement.
  5. theSeb macrumors 604


    Aug 10, 2010
    Poole, England
    Except that I left out the "away" part from the statement. :eek:
  6. dkl macrumors member

    Aug 4, 2012
    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!


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

    Nov 27, 2015
    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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