Question about Western Digital My Book Premium ES Edition WDG1SU5000 500 GB USB 2.0 Hard Drive
In February 2007, I bought a Western Digital MyBook Premium Edition 500 GB external drive, which I used about an hour each month doing backups. In August 2008 it failed: Repeatedly goes "click-clunk" and won't go on-line. WD's position is, "Sorry, it had only a one-year warranty."
My problem is, what to do with it? Toss it in the garbage? Is there any value left in keeping it?
I don't need to recover the data (since it was a backup drive in the first place) but it would sure be nice to get some return out of my investment. I am not a happy customer.
Change the drive inside. The enclosure is still worth something if sold, but there are numerous articles online explaining how one can open the enclosure and replace the hard disk, as it is nothing but an internal desktop hard disk. Best of luck.
Posted on Jan 04, 2009
You could try recycling to see if they give you anything for scrap. I'm sorry to say that it would be worth nothing any other way.
Posted on Dec 21, 2008
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