WD External Failing need advice

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  1. trevo's Avatar
    Posts : 94
    windows 10 Pro
       #11

    Megahertz said:
    Yes it is.
    If you read my post #4 it is to be installed on a USB 3.x caddy

    There is also a external package
    Crucial CT2000X6SSD9 X6 2 TB Portable SSD
    Got it, although the price is then more than the 156 GBP you stated...
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  2. Posts : 76
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    Thread Starter
       #12

    More confusion over faulty external drive


    The external wouldnt work at all and kept making noises as though it was catching somewhere.
    After a few days I tried it again just in case I could get the private files off it and return it.
    It opened and let me delete 1 folder but then stopped
    I tried again a few days later the same thing happened.
    The day after it would not do anything.
    Went back to it again and managed to format it!

    I had tried for days at the beginning and couldnt do anything with it

    Strange it all of a sudden recovered.
    My question is do I use it again and rely on it?
    Advice please
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  3. dalchina's Avatar
    Posts : 30,116
    Win 10 Pro (1903)
       #13

    Don't rely on it. Recycle - or dismantle and use the powerful magnets etc..
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  4. Posts : 76
    Windows 10 64bit
    Thread Starter
       #14

    dalchina said:
    Don't rely on it. Recycle - or dismantle and use the powerful magnets etc..

    Thanks very much dalchina, you have helped me decide
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  5. Matthew Wai's Avatar
    Posts : 5,155
    Windows 10 Home 20H2
       #15

    Tear it apart using your favourite tool.
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  6. Posts : 76
    Windows 10 64bit
    Thread Starter
       #16

    Matthew Wai said:
    Tear it apart using your favourite tool.
    Wow quite determined lol
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  7. Posts : 82
    Win10 Pro
       #17

    dalchina said:
    Don't rely on it. Recycle - or dismantle and use the powerful magnets etc..
    I am truly amazed at the report dalchina, that's some failure rate and I have always rated WD HDs as being very reliable.

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    JO69 said:
    Wow quite determined lol
    Hi,

    A cordless, sharp 6 & 10 mm drill bits, 4 holes, for greater peace of mind.

    If none of that available, top off, bend arm, scratch and bend each platter, that'll do it too.
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  8. Matthew Wai's Avatar
    Posts : 5,155
    Windows 10 Home 20H2
       #18

    My WD USB HDD has been working fine for 12 years.
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  9. Berton's Avatar
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    Win10 Pro Versions 2004 and 2009/20H2, Win10 Pro IP_Dev, Win10 Home 1909
       #19

    Jaylob4 said:
    Hi,

    A cordless, sharp 6 & 10 mm drill bits, 4 holes, for greater peace of mind.
    If none of that available, top off, bend arm, scratch and bend each platter, that'll do it too.
    In addition to the visible screws there is one under the label that needs to be removed to get to the arm/s. The label is metallic and needs a small straight-blade screwdriver or knife to find that screw.
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  10. Posts : 76
    Windows 10 64bit
    Thread Starter
       #20

    So is it not enough to hit it with a hammer? I gave it the quick format.
    Annoyed that I cant take it back
    But it works fine now
    But know I wouldn't depend on it in the future.
    Thanks for all the advice. Think I was just unlucky.
    Last edited by JO69; 6 Days Ago at 03:10.
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