Question about Western Digital My Book Essential Edition (WDG1U5000N) 500 GB Hard Drive
These older Western Digital MyBooks had bad components fail on there I/O cards inside the enclosure, your drive is most likely ok just the hardware failed. You can repair the board or put your drive in a Generic enclosure.
Posted on Dec 09, 2012
I have used this software and it worked. Paragon Partioning Magic http://www.download.com/Paragon-Partition-Manager/3000-2248_4-10070089.html Apparently the space on the WD was unformatted and unallocated, so it wasn't visible. After partitioning it, formatting it and allocating a drive letter, it workds like a charm.
Posted on Oct 17, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Test all leads that attach to your hard drive including electrical extensions,IDE,SATA
the leads from your ((motherboard to your hard drive)) make sure they have a secure connection and are not faulty or just replace them there probably old and faulty
make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd 3 1/2 inch floppy have secure connections and are not faulty even the electic extensions or just replace them they are probably faulty a computer needs its connections to have an end so any faulty leads will end up with a computer error hope this helps
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