Returned from our trip today. Equipment was unplugged and off while we were gone.
First attempt to write to Passport 250GB, using iTunes, gave a message that nothing could be written to the drive. Unmounted fine. Mount gave me a warning that it was going to be mounted read-only so I could get my data off and that I should reformat it. Come on.
I ordered a replacement drive immediately, a G-Drive Mini Triple 500GB with overnight shipping from Amazon.com. I’m tired of screwing with this Passport drive — this is a replacement for the drive as it had a total failure once. And this replacement was obviously used when I received it, at least the enclosure.