Western Digital's My Passport For Mac is a solid, compact, comparatively speedy little USB-only portable hard drive that also happens to be Time Machine--ready and designed for the Mac. On this page you find the Western Digital My Passport Mac manual. Please read the instructions in this operator manual carefully before using the product.If you have any questions about your External Hard Drive that are not answered in the manual, please share your question in the troubleshooting section on the buttom of this page. Installation - Get online installation help for your WD product or software. MY PASSPORT FOR MAC PORTABLE HARD DRIVE. VCCI Notice (Japan only).
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MY PASSPORT FOR MAC USER MANUAL Table of Contents WD Service and Support. Ii Accessing Online Support. MY PASSPORT FOR MAC USER MANUAL Using the Drive with a Windows Computer. 26 Reformatting the Drive.
26 Restoring the WD Software and Disk Image. Features Major features of the My Passport for Mac drive include: Ultra-fast transfer rates—When connected to a USB 3.0 port, your My Passport for Mac drive lets you access and save files with blazing speed. Reduce transfer time by up to three times when compared to USB 2.0 transfer time. Knowledge Base Answer ID 1048. Operating System Compatibility Your My Passport for Mac drive and the WD Drive Utilities and WD Security software are compatible with the following operating systems: Mac OS X Windows ®. For Mac computers, go to the Apple menu and select Software Update. Disk Drive Format Your My Passport for Mac drive is formatted as a single HFS+J partition for compatibility with Mac OS X operating systems.
If you want to use the drive with a Windows computer, see “Reformatting the Drive”. USER MANUAL Registering Your Drive Always register your My Passport for Mac drive to get the latest updates and special offers.
You can easily register your drive using the WD Drive Utilities software, as described in “Registering the Drive” on page 21. Another way is to register online at. Turn on your computer. Connect the drive to your computer as shown in Figure 3. Verify that the My Passport drive appears under DEVICES in the Sidebar area of your Finder display: Note: If the External disks check box is selected on your Finder Preferences dialog, the My Passport icon displays on your desktop: Figure 3.
MY PASSPORT FOR MAC USER MANUAL Your My Passport drive is now ready to use as an external storage device. You can enhance its capabilities by installing the WD software that is on the drive: WD Drive Utilities WD Security. WD Security software Custom Install installs the WD software that you select on the next screen b. Click the Western Digital End User License Agreement link and read the agreement. Select the I agree. Check box to signify that you accept the agreement and activate the Next button.
MY PASSPORT FOR MAC USER MANUAL IF you selected the. Option THEN. Custom Install a. Select the check box for the application that you want to install and click Next: b. Type your password in the Password box and click OK: 5. MY PASSPORT FOR MAC USER MANUAL 6.
Click Next to display the Installation Complete dialog: On the Installation Complete dialog, click: Manage your drive. To open the WD Drive Utilities software.
(See Figure 4 on page 10 and “Managing and Customizing the Drive” on page 17.) Set Security. MY PASSPORT FOR MAC USER MANUAL Note: The displayed capacity on this screen is an example. You will see a displayed capacity that matches your connected drive.
WD Drive Utilities Screen Note: The displayed capacity on this screen is an example. You will see a displayed capacity that matches your connected drive. MY PASSPORT FOR MAC USER MANUAL Locking and Unlocking the Drive This chapter includes the following topics: Password Protecting the Drive Unlocking the Drive Changing Your Password Turning Off the Drive Lock Feature Password Protecting the Drive You should password protect your drive if you are worried that someone else will gain access to your drive and you do not want them to see your files on the drive. You will have to do this even if you do not have the WD Security software installed on your computer. In each case, the WD Security software replaces the desktop icon for your My Passport drive with the WD Unlocker virtual CD (VCD) icon: The WD Unlocker VCD provides the WD Drive Unlock utility that you can use to unlock the drive. MY PASSPORT FOR MAC USER MANUAL This happens either: Automatically if you only have the one locked My Passport drive connected to your computer When you select the locked drive on either the WD Security or WD Drive Utilities screen if you have more than one supported My Passport drive connected to your. MY PASSPORT FOR MAC USER MANUAL The WD Drive Unlock utility screen displays: Note: The displayed capacity on this screen is an example.
You will see a displayed capacity that matches your connected drive. On the WD Drive Unlock utility screen: a. MY PASSPORT FOR MAC USER MANUAL 3.
On the Edit security settings dialog, select the Change password option to display the change password dialog: 4. On the change password dialog: a. Type your current password in the Current Password box. MY PASSPORT FOR MAC USER MANUAL 3. On the Edit security settings dialog, the Remove password option is selected by default: a. Type your password in the Password box. Click Update Security Settings.
LOCKING AND UNLOCKING THE DRIVE – 16. MY PASSPORT FOR MAC USER MANUAL Managing and Customizing the Drive This chapter includes the following topics: Checking Drive Health Erasing the Drive Registering the Drive Restoring the WD Software and Disk Image Safely Disconnecting the Drive Setting the Drive Sleep Timer. MY PASSPORT FOR MAC USER MANUAL minimal inconvenience.
Then, run all three whenever you encounter disk error conditions when writing or accessing files. Click Go Applications WD Drive Utilities to display the WD Drive Utilities screen, Diagnose dialog (see Figure 6 on page 10). MY PASSPORT FOR MAC USER MANUAL 3. On the WD Drive Utilities screen, click Drive Erase to display the drive erase dialog: 4. On the drive erase dialog: a.
If you want to change the volume name, type over the name in the Volume Name box. MY PASSPORT FOR MAC USER MANUAL On the Unlock Drive dialog, make five attempts to unlock the drive by: a.
Typing a password in the Password box. Clicking Unlock Drive.
Entering the fifth invalid password displays a too many password attempts dialog. MY PASSPORT FOR MAC USER MANUAL Go to and see Knowledge Base Answer ID 7 for information about downloading and restoring the WD software and disk image on your drive. Note: Erasing your drive also removes your password. If you still want to use a password to protect your drive, you will need to re-create it after restoring the WD software and disk image. Right-clicking the drive icon on the WD Security or WD Drive Utilities screen and selecting the Eject Disk option: Right- or control-clicking the My Passport icon on the desktop and selecting the: Eject “My Passport for Mac” option: 2. Wait for the power/activity LED to stop flashing before disconnecting the drive from the computer.
MY PASSPORT FOR MAC USER MANUAL 4. On the Sleep Timer dialog: a.
Verify or click the on/off toggle button to the ON position. In the Select Time box, select the inactivity period for turning off the drive. MANAGING AND CUSTOMIZING THE DRIVE – 23.
MY PASSPORT FOR MAC USER MANUAL Troubleshooting This chapter includes the following topics: Installing, Partitioning, and Formatting the Drive Frequently Asked Questions Installing, Partitioning, and Formatting the Drive How to Answer ID Partition, and format a WD drive on Windows (8, 7, Vista) and Mac. MY PASSPORT FOR MAC USER MANUAL Q: Why is the data transfer rate slow? A: Your system may be operating at USB 1.1 speeds due to an incorrect driver installation of the USB 3.0 or USB 2.0 adapter card or a system that does not support USB 3.0 or USB 2.0. See “Troubleshooting” on page 28 for more information about reformatting a drive.
Restoring the WD Software and Disk Image After you have reformatted your My Passport drive for use on Windows computers, go to and see Knowledge Base Answer ID 7 for information about downloading and restoring the Windows versions of the WD Drive Utilities and WD Security software and disk image on your My Passport drive. MY PASSPORT FOR MAC USER MANUAL Compliance and Warranty Information This appendix includes the following topics: Regulatory Compliance Environmental Compliance (China) Warranty Information Regulatory Compliance FCC Class B Information Operation of this device is subject to the following conditions: This device may not cause harmful interference. Directives of the European Union, including the EMC Directive (2004/108/EC) and the Low Voltage Directive (2006/95/EC). A “Declaration of Conformity” in accordance with the applicable directives has been made and is on file at Western Digital Europe. KC Notice (Republic of Korea only) 기종별.
Modification of or tampering with the Software, including but not limited to any Open Source Software, is solely at your own risk. Western Digital is not responsible for any such modification or tampering. Western Digital will not support any product in which you have or have attempted to modify the Software supplied by Western Digital. MY PASSPORT FOR MAC USER MANUAL Index Handling precautions 4 Hardware 2 Accessories, optional 2 ICES-003/NMB-003 compliance 27 Indicator light 3 Box contents 2 Kit contents 2 CAUTION about erasing the drive 18 lost passwords 11 LED indicator 3 preventing data loss when disconnect. MY PASSPORT FOR MAC USER MANUAL Drive Erase dialog 19 registration dialog 21 screen 10 Sleep Timer dialog 22 WD Drive Utilities software screen 10 INDEX – 31. Western Digital, the WD logo and My Passport are registered trademarks and WD Drive Utilities, WD Security and Data Lifeguard are trademarks of Western Digital Technologies, Inc. In the US and/or other countries Apple, Mac, OS X, and Time Machine are trademarks of Apple, Inc., registered in the U.S.