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Hey guys, just got one of those Western Digital 2TB MyBook Essential External USB 3.0 Hard Drives. The drives works fine in USB 2.0 ports but when I plug it into my USB 3.0 ports nothing happens. I have the USB 3.0 NEC drivers installed and I can see the ports come up in Device Manager. Also when I plug the drive into the 2.0 ports I see the prompt that it can perform faster if plugged into a 3.0 port. However, if I plug a USB 2.0 device into the 3.0 ports it works fine.

Any idea why it doesn't work? >.<
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Hi there!

I've heard of numerous people who've had problems with the WD external HDDs and the NEC USB3 chip. Could you try the USB 3 port with Microsoft drivers by uninstalling the NEC ones?
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