View Full Version : WD My Book Studio Edition not being recognized

10th October 2010, 03:10 PM
Hi guys,

I have noticed that the My Book Studio Edition 1TB for Mac is no longer being recognized.

I can hear it and feel it spinning but the light indicators on the front are no longer on.

The drive is also not being recognized after I have attempted to shut down, restart and unplug the power.

I have also tried to turn it on by pressing the power button but still nothing.

Any ideas on what the problem can be?


12th October 2010, 12:23 AM
This has happened many times with me & after a few hours or so it magically just works again. Is it recognised in Disk Utility?


12th October 2010, 12:26 AM
Can you try a different cable?

Different port on the computer?

Different computer?

It is WD... much as I appreciated the free replacement drive I received recently, the more I look the more I see people having issues with this brand.

12th October 2010, 06:54 AM
cheekyage, try the WD drive on a different computer; if it's a Mac, see if it appears in Disk Utility, if it is a Windows machine, see if it shows up in Disk Management. If it cannot be seen then the enclosure has done what far too many WD enclosures do -- die. They're horrible.

The drive inside should be fine, if you decide to move it to a different enclosure.