Question about Western Digital My Book Essential Edition (WDG1U5000N) 500 GB Hard Drive
My (WDG1U5000N) 500 GB Hard Drive wasn't used often & being behind another component, with deathly silence, it quit working @ an indeterminate earlier point in time....I think the Drive is fine, it logically inferences a power problem.
Wouldn't respond to any "face of Drive" power up requests.
Volt meter showed 120v to the power supply & 12V out of the other side.
I opened the cabinet, took the drive out & want to install it in a expansion bay in a Desktop to get all of my music off of it.....
Without suggesting to send it anywhere,....and,......clearly cognizant of my question being posed after some possibly salient elements of fact,.....Am I thinking clearly?
Sure you are just take the drive out and hook it up to you computer internaly and get your music off it
Posted on May 04, 2010
You have absolutely right. Before using an external hard disk to usb controller, I suggest you to leave the WD500 at it's normal case for some hours, maybe overnight. My suggestion for that is because sometimes the WD interface takes too long to wake up. If this doesn't get result, use an external controller.
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