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Upgrading the disk into a Western Digital My Book Pro Edition II

I have a Western Digital My Book Pro Edition II, with 2 x 500 gig drive. I want to remove the two 500 and replace it with two 1 gigabytes drive.

I hear that there is a firmware on the hardrive or Western cloned their drive id chips to be see by the enclosure... How can i do that. Is it possible with Linux maybe with a ''dd'' command ? Or trying to clone the 500 gig to one of the 1TB, and then insert the other 1TB and it will start syncing ?

I must be possible, anyone knows?

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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. 
db

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you have to keep the usb plugged into the same one you had it in before than shut your computer down than turn it back on and click install now wizard that should help you...

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SOURCE: Western Digital Reset / Set Hard Disk Size ?

hit F1 when you bootup dont let windows come on . Go in you Biso to set you new hard drive.dont forget to F10 to save changes...Good Luck

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