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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: slow WD World Edition HD
I understand your pain. Mine was always slow, but it's by design. I am sure the limitation is the amount of RAM it has, because everytime it needs to access data, the RAM is so small that it will have to go back to the drive just to re-read an index. When mine died after 1.5 yrs, I took it apart and found a WD5000AAKS SATA 7200rpm drive. Performance of the drive should be excellent, but in that little plastic box that is acting like a stand-alone NT server, performance is s-l-o-w. As a MyBook, it's best used as a backup unit, but be sure you have a backup of that, since it is highly unlikely it will live much more than 12 months, if that, because it has no forced cooling. See other issues on this site with regard to other MyBooks.
Posted on Dec 09, 2008
Hi First things first, is the light on the front still coming on? If not try a new power supply or moving the drive to a new shell as the problem is either in the AC adapter or in the shell.
If the light is on it only confirms that you have power, but first try a different set of USB ports and if that doesn't work try a different computer. If it works on the other ports, no biggy, use it there. If it doesn't and works on a different computer then it's likely your registry entry for the device is damaged, get back to me if that is the case. If it doesn't work on other ports or another computer then it's likely the circuitry of either the drive or shell is damaged, take it to a computer store and have the techs swap it into a new shell(about $40). Then have them test it, if it works you're done, if not then it is the circuitry in the drive itself that is damaged and you will need to send it for data recovery if you want the files back.
Send me an update once you have tried these suggestions and let me know how you made out. If you require the help of a pro for the final steps, reply with your country and region and I will locate a reputable facility to assist you further.
Posted on Jun 04, 2009
SOURCE: WD My book flashing light
I think you have burn your power supply coord! Sometime powercoord have the same plug but the voltage are not the same laptop run sometime at 18v when hd is at 12v. On your HD look arround the power coord hole, you should be able to find wich voltage you need to operate it!
Posted on Jul 07, 2009
Chances are the drop jarred loose something in the drive that on;y caused problems when the disks stopped spinning and started again. Here is a list of recovery tools that would do the job if there is something there to recover. http://www.snapfiles.com/Freeware/system/fwdatarecovery.html
you will know within a couple minutes whether there is anything recoverable.
If it is that important you can send the drive off to www.OntrackDataRecovery.com and they should be able to get the files.
Posted on Jan 01, 2010
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