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My (WDG1U5000N) 500 GB Hard Drive has all of my MP3 music

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?

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  • Okaloosa1 May 04, 2010

    I am a better logical practitioner than am I a computer "techie"....I don't understand some of your technical descriptive lexicon.

    WHAT I UNDERSTAND NOW:

    The drive is out of it's case & that case is out of my possession.

    It is in a zip lock bag & ready for the next level of data recovery remediation.

    I have a PC with extra expansion bays I could use if this drive could be so "field commissioned" on a physical install basis.

    From there is where I would like to copy the music to a location that Carbonite automatically would backup.....I say that because a friend alerted me to the his unfortunate awareness that Carbonite doesn't recognize or backup any external drives.

    SUMMARY
    By talking to me in a more sequential if not elementary technical voice,......Am I reasonably able to project success after I get over all the technical introductions?......

    This music is important to me, so thank you in advance for truthfully saying "Se se puede"..

    Thanks....Matt

  • Okaloosa1 May 04, 2010

    I assume you, (the new/different expert ), has the log of what I told last one.

    My specific question is this:
    If I install the WD USB drive in my PC -
    Do I need to plan on buying some kind of plug connection interface that will allow my PC to read & copy from the hard drive that previously was serving in a USB environment?

    I might not be using the correct terms so don't let that dim the salience of the base question.....OLD USB DRIVE - NOW IN A PC - CAN IT BE DONE SOMEHOW?...Thank you,....Matt

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Sure you are just take the drive out and hook it up to you computer internaly and get your music off it

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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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    Stelios May 04, 2010

    Sorry, I did't understand that the external case of the disk is not at your possession right know. Anyway try to plug in the hard disk at the spare connectors that there are at your pc. If it doesn't work, don't do anything (like recover or clean up or defrag) and send the hard disk at the har disk's recovery company you choose.

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