the WD USB 3.0 "My Book" Essential
henry.olyer at gmail.com
Fri Feb 3 22:59:45 UTC 2012
Ah!, I didn't know that some USB connectors (the receptacle on the computer
side of the cable,) were for 3.0 and others for 2.0. How do I discover or
test my USB receptacles?
On Fri, Feb 3, 2012 at 6:32 AM, Thomas Mueller <mueller23 at insightbb.com>wrote:
> > Has anyone gotten one to work?
> > Either as a USB 2.x or 3.x? Yes, I know that to do 2.x one must use a
> > different cable. I do that. Because I am wondering what's going on.
> > Possibly I just happened to buy a drive that's DOA, I don't know, and
> > not say that, YET.
> > I'd like to hear from other purchasers, what's the current buzz on this
> > product. I don't want to bash the WD guys, in the past their products
> > been wonderful and it may turn out that this will the case here too.
> > But after a lot of struggling, first with 3.x, now with 2.x, I'm still
> > able to get beyond /dev/da0. And yes I've tried mounting that but that
> > doesn't work. And nothing I do seems to produce the needed /dev/da0s1,
> > which is usually what I see to do a mount.
> > I've been getting really good help from Roland and others here. We've
> > concentrating on the FBSD side of things and now I'm thinking that's not
> > where the trouble is.
> > So again, has anyone gotten a WD My Book Essential drive to work? With
> > either USB 2.x or 3.x?
> I have this drive, and it works on my new computer with FreeBSD 9.0
> beginning with BETA1, plugged into USB 3.0 port, but does not work on this
> computer when plugged into USB 2.0 port.
> This same drive also works with Linux, using the System Rescue CD (
> It came with one NTFS partition spanning the whole drive.
> I was able to copy out the data using the System Rescue CD and then
> repartition with gpt/gpart.
> This drive was not accessible with NetBSD, OpenIndiana or FreeDOS.
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