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I need the driver to reinstall my WD EIDE Hard Drive.

I bought a Western Digital EIDE Hard Drive, I guess it is 500 GB. I lost the installing CD. I use it outside the computer, but I had to format it and lost the driver. I cannot identify the model in the small metallic label on the bottom. Somewhere it read 4908A R/N: AOC.

Also WDT - AOC (B) E 101559 under US Listed.

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  • Manuel M. Rodriguez Nov 18, 2008

    Sorry, I did not mean to be disrespectful. But I said that I had formatted my Computer, and therefore there is no driver installed that might correspond to this Western Digital EIDE I am speaking about. Therefore, I need to find the installing CD or download the driver, I think. Again, I am sorry. The reply stated that I must open the Device Manager and click on the corresponding device, and it does not exist there. Thanks anyway.




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You can download the software you need from the link below.

Also if you open up device manager and click on the IDE devices it should list a number starting with WD and some numbers probably WD5000AVJB the number in your device manager IS your model number for your WD hard drive

Hope you found this useful.


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  • David Preston
    David Preston Nov 18, 2008


    If you would please tell me why you ranked this as "Inappropriate"

    You asked where you could get the drivers for your Western Digital hard drive and I gave you a link to where they can be obtained.

    If you need them on a cd then you can go to customer support on their website and request one.

    If there is something else I can do to assist you, please let me know.

    Otherwise I humbly request that you rerate this answer to at least a "Thanks for trying"


  • David Preston
    David Preston Nov 18, 2008

    Mario I included that procedure in case this is a 2nd hard drive on your system and you can still boot into an operating system. The device manager can tell you exactly what your Model is.

    The link still takes you to your drivers

    The Western Digital Utilities are common to almost all IDE/EIDE drives

    So it should be of some use to you





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