Question about Western Digital 320GB MyBook External USB 2.0 Hard Drive

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Ebook 320 external hard drive

During instalation the power went off and now my computer won't recongize the g drive. It says it was removed from my computer. Help

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  • sekarnaren Jan 25, 2009

    i connect the external hard drive 320 mdl wd25001032 the systemdesktop window xp will not recoganise and shows un known device.



  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2009

    the external hard drive is not recognized by my computer.

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Try a replacement USB cable first, and test the MyBook on a different computer, to ensure the fault is on the external storage unit.

There are two possibilities:

The Mybook USB/ATA controller board is faulty.
In this case you can simply take apart the enclosure and mount the disk into a new enclosure. WD Mybooks are SATA, but double check the hard disk connector to ensure.

The hard disk inside is faulty.
In this case repair may be expensive. You need to locate a data recovery facility with a 'clean room' , the cost is usually more than $800.

If this happened after a power surge, then the problem is most likely a faulty controller board.

If instead you have dropped the hard disk it is possible an hard drive failure, in that case repair will be expensive.

A replacement enclosure will stfrom art about $20 on Ebay or Amazon, and must not necessarily be WD .
Check if your disk is Sata or PATA (IDE) before buying the enclosure.

Posted on May 21, 2009

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