I'm not looking for help at this point, just wondered if anyone happens to know if it's possible. If not, it's for my upcoming recycling trip (if I can't give it away).
It's a Western Digital Essential External USB hard drive, model no. (WD?)4305A (160GB). The system requirements say 98SE/ME/2000/XP. I bought it 6-7 years ago for my 99SE computer, but soon had to give in and replace the computer (by which time the only choice was Vista). The drive's still in its box (I'm trying to find out the lazy way, before embarking on the usual hours of fiddling about!).
It's in the 'legacy drive' section of Western Digital's website, but no relevant downloads. After lots of searching, I'm still confused about whether to look for a driver written by WD for Vista or the other way round, or if it's just plug-and-play and needs no additional driver, or if it's an expensive paperweight. (I have no experience of adding drives to go on).