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Western Digital 1TB My Book World Edition II (Blue Rings) I had a HDD die and would like to replace with one off the shelf, but WD says this is not recommended. How can I do this safely, and possibly upgrade the size of 1 HDD?

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SOURCE: WD mybook world won't work on mac?

Window and OSX - fun and joy.
Since you formatted a 1TB drive and it works fine in Windows, I have to concluded the the drive was formatted NTFS.
Here is the issue in a nutshell, OSX supports reading NTFS but have very limited write cababilities.
If you want both Windows and OSX to have full access to an external drive you should format it FAT32. The only issue then is that under normal conditions a FAT32 drive has a maximum size of 32GB.
I would partition the drive to have 1 or more FAT32 partitions and then have the rest of the drive NTFS.

Is the OSX version correct or should it be 10.3. If it is actually 1.3 it would mean you have the OSX Server edition that originally came out in 1999 and it may not have very good USB support - version 1.2 would only support 1 USB device.

Posted on Oct 16, 2008

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SOURCE: slow WD World Edition HD

I understand your pain. Mine was always slow, but it's by design. I am sure the limitation is the amount of RAM it has, because everytime it needs to access data, the RAM is so small that it will have to go back to the drive just to re-read an index. When mine died after 1.5 yrs, I took it apart and found a WD5000AAKS SATA 7200rpm drive. Performance of the drive should be excellent, but in that little plastic box that is acting like a stand-alone NT server, performance is s-l-o-w. As a MyBook, it's best used as a backup unit, but be sure you have a backup of that, since it is highly unlikely it will live much more than 12 months, if that, because it has no forced cooling. See other issues on this site with regard to other MyBooks.

Posted on Dec 09, 2008

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SOURCE: Need to open WD MyBook 1TB HDD model WD10000H1CS-00

I have this same problem and found a great write-up here that has text and photos of the process. I haven't tried the process with mine but there are plenty of responses to his posting indicating success. Good luck.

- mike

Posted on Dec 10, 2008

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SOURCE: Problems with Western Digital My Book World Edition

I have the same drive. It works great with windows XP but with Windows vista has difficulty seeing this type of drive and keeping the connection once it is established. Take it back if you have windows vista and then search for which 1TB drives work well with windows vista. It really has problems with windows vista 64bit. I was able to finally see the drive when I was using photoshop file/browse/network... then I dragged the shortcut Icon to my desktop and access the drive that way from that point on. Mine stopped completely tonight... I think the power cord went bad or something.

Posted on Jan 06, 2009

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SOURCE: External HDD not working , but can here it running

Have you tried powering it up without connecting it to the computer?
It should at least power up and do something. After that try connecting it to your PC (with the disk powered up already).

You can further check this external drive troubleshooting article, which has some tips on trying to get external disks to work.

Jules

Posted on Apr 20, 2009

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