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If your plugging it into the keyboard, try connecting it to a port on the back of the iMac for a couple of reasons. (1) The keyboard may not supply enough power and (2) The keyboard's bus speed is the slower USB 1.1 instead of High Speed USB 2.0
I also know that the passport's cord is short and stiff and about impossible to connect to a port on the back of the iMac. I easily connect mine to a powered hub sitting on my desk that has a port on the front. You might want to consider a USB hub, a USB extension cable or longer cable to use with the WD Passport.
The drive could very well be defective. Though it's also a common issue with the USB ports not being able to supply enough bus power for larger capacity portable drives. Is it a USB drive and if so are you connecting it directly to the computer or through a hub? It may also be a formatting issue as some of these drives come formatted for Windows. It would be a good idea to reformat the drive for Mac OS Extended.
Hi, I had the same issue when I connect the Passport to an extension USB cable..Zilch
I kno' the cord is thick but it does soften up and bends easily after a few hours use.
I now connect it directly to my iMac. After a reformat & restart with it connected all was good. My other Passport runs thro a Belkin Hub..once again after a reformat all was good...L