Question about Western Digital My Book Essential Edition (WDG1U5000N) 500 GB Hard Drive
I had both 500gig drives fail - out of warranty. I've purchased 2 1tb drives and was expecting them to work in this drive casing and raid setup. NO LUCK getting the drives to work so far, disks not recognized .... any suggestions?
Same problem. This from WD Answer ID 1664:
Important: The user serviceable enclosure will only work with replacement hard drives from Western Digital. Inserting a non-Western Digital hard drive into the enclosure could cause damage or data loss.
So Hitachi drives will not work at all. After talking to tech support, it seems you have to have them send you a replacement disk in order for it to work.
I'm looking for a way around this since I want to upgrade my dual 500 G drives with dual 1 TB drives also. Maybe they throw something onto the boot sector that tells the MyBook controller what to do, who knows? The search goes on.
Posted on Dec 16, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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