I recently brought a Western Digital Essential Passport SE 1TB USB3.0 Portable drive (WDBACX0010BBK) and hope someone can answer my questions. I plugged the drive to my computer using the USB3.0 connection cable came along but somehow the transfer rate is only at between from 40Mps - 70Mps. I thought the USB3.0 transfer rate should be around 5Gps (or equals to 600Mps). I even updated both motherboard and WD passport too, but don't seem to make any changes at all. Does anyone have this same problem? Please help thanks!
Just to be clear as your motherboard has 6 usb headers, 4 usb2 and 2 usb3 headers. You are pluging into the usb headers that are closest to your mouse/keyboard plugs on the back of the board left side.
Yes, I plugged to the one labeled blue USB3.0 from the back of the case. The average transfer rate for that 44Mps – 70Mps. I even tried on the USB2.0 and it transfers only at 27Mps. I don’t even know if the drive is damaged or defects. Does anyone have this kind of problem or am I missing something?
I got a problem with WD my sport external hard drive. it make noise and won't open I just use this only 8 months. My old one still works well. I really sad on this. I email to their company service but the cost expensive than I bought it. it's ridiculous. Isn't it?