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Western Digital HDD WD5000AAKX reads slow..

Every time i use this WD HDD my computer run so slow and even if i reformat it still the same...can anyone help me...pleae

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What do you mean by slow? Compared to an SSD the HDD would obviously be slower. If you're running your OS and everything off that HDD, try defragmenting it. Please run benchmark tests (e.g. Crystal Mark) and tell me the results you get! Typically you should get 120MB/s for your type of hard drive.

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SOURCE: Need to open WD MyBook 1TB HDD model WD10000H1CS-00

I have this same problem and found a great write-up here that has text and photos of the process. I haven't tried the process with mine but there are plenty of responses to his posting indicating success. Good luck.

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SOURCE: 750GB Western Digital HDD won't turn on.

hi.. try to Remove the drive from it's external case, and try a different hard drive. If that works, your drive is the problem. If it still doesn't work, the USB to IDE interface is the issue.
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SOURCE: Western Digital External HDD not appearing in My Computer

It could be that the OS is not assigning a drive letter to your removable drive. To do this, go to disk management and assign one.

Assuming OS is Win 2000/XP/Vista

Right-click My Computer then Manage
Click on Disk Management
Right-click the removable drive and click on Change Drive Letter
Assign a drive letter and click OK
Your drive should now show up on My Computer

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SOURCE: cant connect my 1TB WD world edition to my linksys router

Your My Book World should not be formatted or you will lose all ability to access it through the Network -- it will simply become a hard-drive at that point. There is software installed on the hard-drives that communicate with your Router in order to obtain an IP and be available as a Network Drive. If the drive and the Router are communicating, you should see an IP in the DHCP list of your Router. It is possible that the My Book World is not setup for DHCP, so if it is placed in an alternate environment with incompatible static IPs, it won't be able to access the Internet or be available locally. You can try a hardware reset on the drive and see if it pops up in your Router's DHCP/Client list, at which point it should also appear locally and over MioNet (MioNet will need to register the device to an account before it will appear in MioNet, but it must detect the drive locally in order to attach).

1. Turn off My Book World
2. Identify the reset button on the back of My Book World
3. Depress the reset button while restarting My Book World
4. Keep the reset button depressed for about 10 seconds after you see blue lights on My Book World

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