New Drive for WD MyBook Case

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  1. flopticalcube macrumors G4

    flopticalcube

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    My old MyBook Home Premium 500GB drive has over 60000 bad blocks (and only 1/3 of the way through the scan) so I need a new drive. What would people recommend for it? I guess a WD Green 1TB would be OK but will that work in the MyBook enclosure? Any experience out there?
     
  2. johnnj macrumors 6502a

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    I did the same thing last year with mine. I replaced it with a Seagate 7200rpm 1.5tb drive.

    Any 3.5" SATA drive will fit in it.

    I can tell you that it's somewhat of a pain in the ass to open the case and put it back together. The green plastic tool that comes with an ipod battery replacement kit is a must-have. If you have experience in cracking stuff open and putting it back together it's pretty obvious how to do it, though.

    John
     
  3. flopticalcube thread starter macrumors G4

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    Thanks for the reply. I thought any drive will work but I wanted to make sure. I already have the case open (it was a pain in the ass and the neck and pretty much everywhere else ;)). I like the enclosure because it has FW400. Don't want to spend another $25 I don't have to.
     
  4. Ca$hflow macrumors 6502

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    I'm close to the same situation. I really don't want to loose my FW800 too.
     
  5. johnnj macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, it really is a nice enclosure in terms of the interface options.
     

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