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I am another disappointed user of the 320GB WD

I am another dispapointed user of the 320GB WD Passport Essential. It is really questionable that WD has no official response to the issue. This is really a bad experience for me as the 1st time buyer of the WD.

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Chalk your story up as many, choose a more better external solution or pay the data loos department big bucks.

I hear your cry and the drive inside the password has a embedded mini usb to sata controller board thus in order for thisto get going again is to replace that board or the drive as a whole. Unlike the WD mybook witch has a doughter card witch does come off the standard sata drive witch then the drive can be made whole again by putting it into a computer or another case, your issue is just the reverse.

The only way to recover your data is a data recovery center or find another controller board for the drive (Good luck).

So you two solutions are on the table, Thanks for using fixya.com do not shoot the messenger pelase do leave a postive ratings for the experts that assited you today.

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