Thanks very much for very good instructions and video. The computer will not detect the external drive in device mgr, disk mgmt, or bios. If you have a USB 3. Yes, any sata drive should work. I invested in a Netgear NAS server for that purpose….

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The drive is a standard 3. If you still have the same problem there are a few things that you can try. Win 7 PC asks for hard drive to be formatted or allocate sectors for formatting.

Hi Carlton, Thanks for all this info. I was about to drop some cash at Best Buy for a housing at 4x the eBay cost to get my HD issue settled this weekend. If your hard drive fails, or in case of a catastrophic event fire, theftthere is still a secure copy of your data.

They can be replaced.

Presently Im running iCare Data Recovery, its been running 41 hours and has hours left!!!! Thank you — exactly what Ym needed. The trick is to make it work as a USB removable drive.

Even with the failing drive. I am interested in any one with any knowledge about using a 3TB Hitachi Drive.


Note that it is easier to lift the round corners of the case and pop it out of the retainers than it is to slide it off due to the very tight fit of the sliding components. If not, the drive is probably we. One broke, so I decided to just force a small screw driver into the grooves on the side to pry it open.

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I was able to open MyBookWorld in white enclosure with ease the first time around. How can I solve this? Send the drive a professional data recovery specialist, such as DTI.

The pin configuration to which you are referring is IDE. Like we have a pin situation converted to USb is there some thing for converting the case to bokk sata case. The computer will not detect the external drive in device mgr, disk mgmt, or bios.

Western Digital My Book – Opening the Case – Removing the Drive

Yes, any sata drive should work. So I downloaded the GetDataBack data recovery software trial version and ran it. Repeat the steps in reverse order to re-assemble the enclosure. If yours has another type of connector, use that access point.

Thanks for the info… i just wanted to make sure i didnt tear it to pieces.


To more easily compare the speed of USB flash drives, you can filter the list according to drive size group: If you have a comment or question, please post it here! Test and publish the speed of your USB flash drive. I know I have heard that in some file recovery formatting may delete a partial sector so some data may be overwritten and lost forever…I just sick of hassling with trying to remember my password…I swear its making me crazy…really. Im running Windows XP.

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II would be very grateful if anyone can help me here. If you do, try this: Will it work, or can you recommend me some other WD 2 TB drives that are mj advanced format? In most cases, the circuit board inside the enclosure is the cause of the failure and the drive itself is fine.