Replacement hard drive in My Book Premium

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by cutlassvillager, Jan 24, 2010.

  1. cutlassvillager macrumors member

    Feb 16, 2009
    I have a 250GB My Book Premium external hard drive enclosure. It looks like this and the hard drive no longer works. I'd like to still be able to use the enclosure. I assume I should probably buy another Western Digital drive, but could I go up in size? Is there someplace I can look to find what chipset they use to determine how big of a hard drive it will recognize? The hard drive that was in it is a Western Digital Caviar SE (WD2500JS).

  2. flopticalcube macrumors G4


    Sep 7, 2006
    In the velcro closure of America's Hat
    I asked the same question. Apparently there doesn't appear to be a limit, as I suspected.
  3. cutlassvillager thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 16, 2009
    I know this is reviving a really old thread, but I did end up putting a 2TB WD Green drive in this enclosure and has been working trouble free for years. I like the look of the enclosure so it's nice to keep it working. Just an FYI for anyone else that has their drive fail. I know I'm not alone because there have been a lot of these on eBay with failed drives.

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