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Slow write hdd

Its an eide western digital wd2500jb, it writes at only 0,47Mb/s when it is supposed to write at 57Mb/s. it has gotten worst now windows will not recognize it and WDDIAG can not complete the tests and it used to complete them before. what can i do? going nuts. thanks for your help

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Well..sounds a lot like it's just really unhappy. data recovery is recommended, and then try a low level reformat of the drive.

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I looking for a pcb boad for hd western digital


That would be on another WD2500JB Caviar harddrive

Either that, or start looking on the internet posting -
WD2500JB PCB Board, and see what search hits come up.

Here,.....let me try.............

http://www.hdd-parts.com/18100096.html

Before you replace it, let me ask........
1) Was it in a Desktop PC?

2) Was it in an external harddrive?

External harddrive?
Then suggest you obtain a 3.5 IDE (PATA) external enclosure,

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3883498&CatId=2780

In an external harddrive there is a small interface circuit board.

The Harddrive plugs into the small interface circuit board, and the USB cable is attached to the small interface circuit board.

It is this small interface circuit board that usually goes bad.

The external enclosure is just like the case of the external harddrive.
Has a USB cable going to a small interface circuit board, and the harddrive plugs into it.

Regards,
joecoolvette

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Update driver for Western Digital WD2500JB-00REA0


Hard drives don't require special drivers. Should work perfect as is.

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I looking for a pcb boad for hd western digital wd2500 caviar se


You should be able to find one here http://www.hdd-parts.com/wd-caviar-se.html

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I have no power to the drive i think the power has burnt out a smell of burning came from the unit how can i change the case


If it is an "external" drive, you can open the casing, remove the disk-drive, and "transplant" the disk-drive into a new, "empty", enclosure (about $30 at any computer-store).

If it is an "internal" drive, you'll have to find an identical disk-drive, split the "electronic" circuit-board from the "spinning" part, on both drives, and then connect the "good" circuit-board to your disk-drive.

Then, you can access your files.

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WD2500JB HDD FAILED. On board chip U1 burnt out. How can I retrieve data on HDD to another HDD. If card replacement needed, any idea where I can get one from, and how much? Drive details are: MDL:...


You're going to need a professional data recovery service to get your files. Just google data recovery companies and find out what they charge. You may get lucky and have one close by.

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I want this one WD2500JB


That is an old drive. No need to buy an exact replacement since that one is so old. Any hard drive will do. If your BIOS supports a larger drive, you can get an even higher capacity drive to replace it.

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Drivelock hdd bay password


Hi
This drive may have been used before and may have had a password set on it. If it is new take it back and exchange it
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WD2500JB hard drive not recognize. Stop working


It's possible that the controller board on the underside of the drive has failed.

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Slow write speed


Had the same problem with my WD2500KS-00MJB0. It also has the (widely reported) defect where the thermal sensor is not reporting correctly (ie 40C when it's just been powered on, and should be reading approx 20C!).

My suspicion is that this line of WD2500KS models has a defective thermal sensor, and after a period of time the thermal sensor fails. When this happens, I suspect that the drive firmware tries to lower the temperature by reducing write speed.

My drive was out of warranty, so I used the 'Customer Loyalty Upgrade' discount on the WD Warranty Check site to get a new 500G drive. I still have the old drive, and some technical knowledge, so I'll see if there's a hardware hack to disable the thermal sensor.

Otherwise, go to the WD site's Warranty Check page, and get yourself a (heavily discounted) Customer Loyalty replacement.

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