How can I tell if my WD hard drive is healthy?


  1. Download the Windows Data Lifeguard Diagnostics,
  2. Extract and run the program, WinDlg_vx_xx.exe.
  3. Read and accept the license agreement to continue.
  4. On the main program screen, there are two windows.
  5. Highlight the drive and select the icon on the top row to test or run SMART status.

What is WD drive utility?

WD Drive Utilities lets you configure, manage, and diagnose your Western Digital external drives. The interface is simple to use. You can scan for errors as well as check for increases in temperature, noise, or read and write errors, which can all be signs of a failing hard drive.

How can I test my hard drive?

hard drive test on PC:

  1. Type cmd in the taskbar and click Command Prompt.
  2. Type or paste the following command: wmic diskdrive get status.

How do I update my WD external hard drive?

Run the file by typing the file name at the command prompt. For example, type WD2500YS.exe at the command prompt. The software will scan the Serial ATA bus and automatically update the WDxxxxYS hard drive that is connected and recognized. It may take up to two minutes to update the firmware of the hard drive.

Do I need to install software for WD My Passport?

When you plug in the new “My Passport” drives, you are prompted to install drivers for “WD SES Device” This means that new “My Passport” units requires a non-built-in drivers that makes the disk not portable anymore.

How to fix a dead Western Digital hard drive?

First connect dead Western Digital hard disk to a Mac system

  • After that,install Yodot Mac Data Recovery software on Mac machine and run it
  • Main window of this utility will pop up two options such as “Volume Recovery” and “Formatted/Reformatted Recovery”
  • Select first option to restore data from dead WD external hard disk
  • What is Western Digital?

    Western Digital is working closely with Kioxia to implement necessary measures that will restore the facilities to normal operational status as quickly as possible. Kioxia, one of the biggest producers globally of flash memory and solid-state storage, is a key supplier to Western Digital.

    What is Western Digital WD discovery?

    Western Digital discovery.exe, also known as wd discovery.exe is a software that lets users efficiently detect other Western Digital devices in the range of their network. It can be installed in a matter of a few minutes and it weighs about 7.67 MB.

    What is Western Digital SSD?

    Western Digital Corp. (WD) is a leading provider of storage technologies and solutions, based upon both hard disk- and solid state-drives. WD is one of two mass capacity drive suppliers and vertically integrated in SSD via its NAND producing joint venture