They should fix their stuff and the more people tell them, the more chances of a solution there will be, or so i think. I read on the web that there are software tweaks about this, particularly power options under Windows 7. Just try different ports, worked for me. Registry fix for Windows — Quick Steps: I started trying out various Fresco Logic drivers I could get my hands on. How satisfied are you with this reply?

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Registry fix for Windows — Quick Steps: Drives have been returned as they were unusable. Unfortunately, those drivers did not yet support the FL 4 port controller.

On my laptop, however, with a Y-cable, I did get one disconnect. I must also note that I have emailed Fresco Logic support twice at the beginning ofasking them for information, a fix or comment, but they have not replied, or chose to ignore my email. One works fine plugged into my computer with a USB cable and is an older unitbut the other makes a wr3200me-01 when it is plugged in and appears to be powered on the light is onbut will not show up on my computer screen to access the data.


I have updated it on my drive, but it only updates to v1. I am currently trying the 3. Back home, my power supply is W which should provide enough power, so I thought my motherboard may be faulty or it needs a BIOS update, or something similar. Ideally you should uninstall the previous drivers, yes. I am actually uncertain why one has to install a backup utility to regulate sleeping cycles. However, if it worked for you, well it is good to know!

Just try different ports, worked for me. Reply You saved my day, or rather my evening. I have the following things when I click on Universal Serial Bus controllers:.

How you install the v3.

This works with no problem. The workarounds your are suggesting are well known and it is worth mentioning them. Have the exact same wd passport as you and had to play detective for about an hour to conclude it must be a problem with the usb 3.

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And both your drives will be able to work again together. Thank you for helping… did not think a Win7 driver would help on Win8.

If your computer has a Fresco Logic adapter, maybe you want to read the blog post. Wd3200md-01 laptop USB ports may not be powered well enough to sustain the demands of an external drive.


However, do double-check that the different laptops did have the same OS e. Thanks for marking this as the answer.

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Make what you want of it. Reply Thank you so much, Stathis! Reply I have also tested 3. If it happens again, I will be returning my USB we3200me-01. Thank you for this!

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As for the Y-cable, I think it is a good solution for laptops that are known to have issues with power on their usb ports, but for desktops with on-board usb3.

Subscription auto-renews at the end of the wd3200ke-01 Learn more. If this helps others I tried drivers v 3.

Try it on each. Today I went back to the Passport Drive, and decided whatever was on it was ready to be deleted so off it went.