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Old 10-15-2008, 05:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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hey guys
i have a WD "book" external hard drive and it fell from my desk and all the info is gone. It has a WD Caviar SE internal 250gb HDD.
Is it possible to install a new and bigger 500gb HDD in the same case to replace the broken one?

It uses a SATA drive with a standard power plug and then it goes into a adapter with 2 firewire output and one usb output.


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Old 10-15-2008, 06:17 PM   #2 (permalink)
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There should be no problem if the interface adapter didn't get damaged. The only problem I see is you'll lose twice as much data the next time it falls.

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Old 10-16-2008, 08:58 AM   #3 (permalink)
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yeah i know
but trust me
he's been taken care of
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Old 10-16-2008, 09:50 AM   #4 (permalink)
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are you sure the drive is dead? i'd say it's probably a fair bet but there wouldn't be any harm in running a format and disk check if possible would there? the replacement should work fine though.
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Old 10-17-2008, 12:06 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Try some data recovery software such as Recuva: Download of the Day: Recuva (Windows)

As long as you can still recognize the drive in windows, there's always the hope that something is still on it.
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