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06-02-2009 04:23 PM  9 years agoPost 1
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I have a WD external usb hard drive that I have had for about a year with very little use, and it recently quit "reading" for lack of a better term. I tried hooking it up to several of my work computers, including my laptop and nothing would read it. So I busted open the nice little case that the hard drive is housed in, and I pulled out the little sata/usb adapter and hooked the hard drive up internally to my computer. Guess what, it works fine. None of my data was lost. So my questions is, do you all think the the usb adapter quit working?

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06-02-2009 04:32 PM  9 years agoPost 2
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Something probly failed on the PCB, circuit board, where it all plugs into.

Or it could just be the USB plug like you said.

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06-02-2009 04:53 PM  9 years agoPost 3
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Any tips on where I might be able to get a new sata to usb adapter that will fit inside the case? Most of the ones I see are HUGE. Here is the hard drive I have.

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06-02-2009 05:39 PM  9 years agoPost 4
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This should fix you up, just install your hard drive in it, and plug it in.

http://cgi.ebay.com/2-5-SATA-HARD-D...%3A1%7C294%3A50

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06-02-2009 05:44 PM  9 years agoPost 5
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Wow, thanks. That looks perfect.

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06-02-2009 10:37 PM  9 years agoPost 6
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I'm the IT manager for a company, and have MyBooks deployed for nightly backups on all our Macs. I've had three of them go bad so far, where I was able to yank the drive and the drive is fine.

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