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Damm errm * Damn ;) WD My Book 500GB Essential Hard Drive

Thanks for your prompt answer. Regarding the misspelling, thanks again, I'm still trying to learn English modisms. Well, as you said, I would definetly use my warranty, but, I would hate to lose my data, as much as I would hate paying $600+ to those crooks. I would really like to learn more about the method you mentioned in my post. Any help would be greatly welcome.

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I'm including a URL to tiger direct who sells what I referred to in my last post. 2 examples of USB to IDE/SATA adapters are the Vantec & DiabloTec . They both are easy to use & very flexible in the type of hard drive you can connect to. You may have a local computer store that sells something similar.

The propose of a device like this is to allow you read a suspected defective hard drive by plugging the hard drive into a connector on the adapter & then plugging the USB connector into your home computer. Windows 2000 & above & Mac machines will detect the hard drive as a mass storage device. In order to interface with the defective hard drive you will need to remove it from the My book enclosure.

If you purchase an adapter & need further assistance respond to this post. Good luck!

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Damm WD My Book 500GB Essential Hard Drive

First of all, this is how you spell damn. That said, with some warranty period left, why you take advantage of it? If by the time you read this post your warranty has expired there might be another option. Maybe the the USB to hard drive circuitry has failed & the HD is OK. Have you seen the HD enclosures you can buy that adapts internal HD for use in an external application? That's essentially what your MY Book is. You can purchase those enclosures for around $30. You would need to gain access to the HD in the My Book enclosure.

Reply to this post if you require additional assistance.

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