Western Digital

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  1. J

    Question CAn the Internal drive from the WD elements work on another external enclosure with no problem after I used WDformatter to make it xp compatible?

    Ok so i've read that the WD mybook has onboard chip hardware encryption, which means that if you take out the HD and put it into another enclosure, you won't be able to read the disk. However, The WD elements/easystore don't have this, which means you should be able to shuc the drive and put it...
  2. H

    Question WD1200B015 Not initialized Not mounted

    Hello, I am trying to get data off of a Western Digital WD1200B015 (120GB) (2005) external drive. Not trying to fix drive for continued use, only to save data (most likely many jpg photos). The drive does not mount (windows 10), but does spin up and sounds normal. Drive does show up in disk...
  3. I

    Question PCIE M.2 SSD on an ITX Motherboard?

    I'm currently planning a Mini-ITX build with an SSD. IF I use a PCIE SSD, will it take away PCIE lanes from my GPU? I'm planning on getting the z390 phantom gaming.
  4. Question What is up with my hard drive ?

    Earlier this year, I upgraded my old intel system to Ryzen. My old system had just 500GB of Internal storage. That Western Digital HDD is really old. Having 2x1TB of external storage, I didn't really need internal storage much except for OS. So anyway, it was working just fine on my old system...
  5. R

    Question Anything new on WD Unlocker without Admin rights?

    Greetings, I own a passport in which I store my day to day tools (mostly advanced spread sheets). My new company's laptop has standard user rights. On my first day there My passport asks me for Administrator rights to run WD unlocker. The thing is, after waiting for 1 week IT finally came to...
  6. H

    Question A wireless file server... on a boat.

    I live on a canal boat and I would like to build a file server that works with only USB ports. I would like to try and make it wireless. I was thinking to buy a WD My Passport 4TB and then buy a Rapsberry PI and connect the Hard Drive and download the needed software. I just cannot figure out...
  7. P

    Question Lenovo Y720 SSD M.2 Issue...

    Lenovo Y720 Issue with an SSD M.2 WD Hi guys, hope you can help me. i had an intention of increasing my storage and speed up my pc, and i wanted to use my M.2 port so i bought an SSD M.2 Drive exactly this one: Western Digital Blue 3D NAND SATA SSD 500GB 500GB M.2 M.2 - Disco duro sólido (500...
  8. mdifonzo1301

    Question How do you know if a new storage drive is compatible?

    I was trying to upgrade my storage for my desktop since I was running low, and was thinking about going with a 4tb internal hard drive. Thing is I'm new to this, so I was wondering how you're supposed to tell if a drive is compatible with my build? A " WD - Blue 4TB Internal SATA Hard Drive for...
  9. Gosraj

    Question Transferring Old Data to New Computer

    I'm getting a new PC and I want to transfer everything I have on my current one onto the new one. I'm planning on doing this by purchasing a new CPU, motherboard, RAM, etc. Everything is the same brand (i.e. Gigabyte) except for the CPU and GPU, which I'm going from AMD to Intel and from Radeon...
  10. Exia00

    Question Curious question about M.2 SSD's

    Hi so um i have been using 2.5" SSD's since August of last year (because before that i was using Hybrids for the OS and games) and i was looking at the WD Green and Blue M.2's and was wondering which one would be pretty good for just the main OS since they are 240gb/250gb and another thing is...
  11. N

    [SOLVED] Intel Optane + 5400rpm/7200rpm for games/data?

    I'm about to plan my storage and there was a lot of option to consider and I refused the SSHD option for my gaming/data storage. M.2 NVMe will be my system boot drive so we don't wanna talk about that but instead my data storage needs. I think I've come to my last option: should I use Intel...
  12. M

    [SOLVED] 1* 4 TB HDD or 2* 2 TB HDDs? (Which Is Faster)

    I am shopping for a new HDD(s) My current system storage layout is SSD for OS then a shit ton of small capacity drives for everything else I have my games library on a 500 GB old drive (Failing) another one (500 GB) for my documents, pictures, music etc and gameplay recording (basically I...
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    Question WD damage diagnose - partially seen by Disc Manager - Fail Smart test

    This is what I get from Disck Chekup : https://textuploader.com/151w4 WD Disc Manager is able to identify the serial number aswell and the total capacity but Fail SMART test. Directory is not visible atall in Windows Explorer. The case: a WD Mybook 8Tb accidentally dropped on hard floor from...
  14. T

    Question 12TB HDD Recommendations - WD or SG?

    Hey Everyone! Toms Hardware forums have been a great help to me as I get my first PC build going. I do not game. I do a lot of photo and video shooting with my DSLR and slowly have accumulated 10-15 external hard drives full of data over the years. I really want to get them all added to one...
  15. techflame700

    [SOLVED] Should I Upgrade My SSD?

    I have been considering upgrading to a Samsung 970 Evo Plus due to it’s speed increase over my current SSD: WD Black NVMe 250 GB. It is my Boot SSD. It is worth the speed increase? Thanks! Specs CPU: i7 7700K Motherboard: Gigabyte Z270XP SLI SSD: WD Black NVMe 256 GB (WDS256G1XOC)
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    Question My pc needs 3-5 mins at post before boot w10

    For about 2-3 weeks now whenever I boot up my desktop it gets 'stuck' on the pre-bios screen for about 3 mins every time I boot it up. The little beep that normally comes does sound. I can't access the BIOS either, although the screen still shows. When the computer finally boots it works...
  17. Benji19912

    Question Have I ripped myself off?

    I just bought this system for £200 AMD FX 4300 Processor - Quad-core - 3.8 GHz - 4 MB cache GTX 960 2GB 8GB ram 1TB HDD windows 10 64 devastator II ------- keyboard+mouse 22" hdmi moniter 500w PSU 3 month old system mod edit: watch the language
  18. Sk8ter

    [SOLVED] Samsung nc108p won't post !

    Hi all ! I have this old mini-book Specs : Cpu : Intel Atom n2800 Ram : 2gigs of ram HDD : 320 gigs The HDD gave me all kind of BSOD and some S.M.A.R.T errors too (05,196,199) tried with a new ssd nothing changed , some times the HDD led would go off just like that and the whole pc would...
  19. D

    Question Why is my new ASUS PG279Q causing the electricity in my house to trip?

    Hello there, I have just recently bought a new monitor (ASUS PG279Q) and as soon as plugged it in to the mains after getting it out of the box, the whole electricity in my house tripped as the RCD switched in order to protect components. I did not even remotely have this issue with my two...
  20. R

    Question Need opinions on this build

    Hello all, just registered to ask this question as I know there's probably no better place to ask this. I'm trying to upgrade my rig and was wondering if these parts are good enough for good 4k gaming. Motherboard: MSI MPG Z390 GAMING PRO CARBON LGA 1151 (300 Series) Intel Z390 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s...