Question about Western Digital Passport WDXML800UE (WDXML800UETE) 80 GB Hard Drive
I have the 80GB WD passport and it suddenly stopped working one day. The unit lights up but nothing else. Finally I cracked the case open and found, as I suspected, that the drive is simply a SATA laptop drive with a SATA-to-USB conversion card built in. I suspected that the card was **** so I disconnected it and used a USB hard drive adapter (http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/category/category_slc.asp?CatId=3770&name=USB_Hard_Drive_Adapter) and I can read/write to the drive just fine. Best part is that the adapter I use has its own power supply so I'm not pulling juice through the USB cable for a SATA drive.
Even though mine "works" again I don't recommend these drives to anyone. They're just not sturdy enough or well designed.
Posted on Sep 18, 2008
My pc not recognizing my wd passport
Posted on Oct 05, 2008
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Jan 13, 2011 | Toshiba 120GB USB 2.0 Portable External...
Nov 03, 2010 | Western Digital WD Passport 250GB Portable...
Apr 05, 2010 | Western Digital WD Passport 250GB Portable...
Mar 11, 2010 | Computers & Internet
Jan 24, 2010 | Samsung Portable 120GB USB 2.0 External...
Oct 28, 2008 | Western Digital Passport WDXML800UE...
Jul 30, 2008 | Western Digital Caviar WD2500BB 250 GB...
Jul 29, 2008 | Western Digital Passport WDXML800UE...
2,066 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!
Step 2: Please assign your manual to a product: