Did a search on the forum and didn;t find much, but what I found is a bit disturbing.
I need(ed) to copy a lot of files to an external HD and bought a WD passport 1 TB drive off Amazon. Received it to find I can not transfer files through the Linux Mint xfce system on my net book. Can;t write to that drive from the metbook HD nor another external HD. Just doesn;t make it through th Linux OS.
The netbook will however access files written to the drive by a windows machine. I am copying the info from one Passport drive to this new one using my friends Windows laptop.
And, the drive I am copying from is also a WD passport 1 TB which does work with my netbook/Linux.
I am perplexed.
I called WD and they just said "we don't support Linux"... Zero help from them. I am pissed. I just spent a bunch of dollars on a new drive and it isn't working as needed, and I am on the road and have limited time to copy these files before leaving here.
I am on the fence whether to bail on the WD HD or Linux and go back to slow but reliably performing Windows 7.
Anyone have any experience/fixes for this?
Should I just wipe this one when I get the chance and return or resell it?
And if so, what pocket size drives do you like and actually work via plug and play?