WD My Passport Pro SSD – SMBv2 / Win 10

By 19/02/2019Hardware, IT, Linux

To enable SMBv2 compatibility on the Western Digital My Passport Pro SSD, so that it supports Windows 10, go through the following steps.

1) Enable SSH access via the admin console
2) Use PuTTy/etc to log into the console
3) nano /etc/samba/smb.conf
4) add the line
[global] workgroup = WORKGROUP
server string = MyPassport Wireless Pro
netbios name = MyPassport
protocol = SMB2

5) run /etc/init.d/S75smb restart
6) try and browse to the \\ IP of the disk drive
7) If you can’t login (username admin) reset the password by typing
8) /usr/bin/smbpasswd -a admin
Enter the new password
9) Finally restart Samba again (per 5)
10) Profit?

Note, if your username/password isn’t recognised, use [email protected] as the username within Windows.

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  • TKS-20 says:

    Run command does not exist on “My passport wireless SSD” so instead of “run” use “exec”.


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