Question Largest capacity drive for a WD MyBook WD3200C032-002 enclosure?

Gregg Eshelman

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Does anyone have some idea of the largest capacity drive an old Western Digital MyBook WD3200C032-002 enclosure can take?

I got one for free with a very dead (motor doesn't spin) 320 gig WD drive. I connected an old 160 gig SATA drive to it and that worked so the USB to SATA and power board are good.

If it'll take a 1 or 2 terabyte it'd be a good drive to connect to a smart tv, loaded up with tv shows and movies, even though it's only USB 2. That's fast enough to stream 1080p HEVC 10bit.
 

Barty1884

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Given it has external power, I'd be surprised if there's any limitation to it.
The controller PCB may have a limitation, but I'd be surprised.

That unit is USB2 though.... A stand-alone, new 1TB drive would set you back ~$35-40.... A new 1TB external that does not require additional power, runs on USB3.0 etc would cost <$50. Not sure how viable replacing the drive is, given the (very slight) potential for incompatibility...
 

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