WD Blue HHD not working on my mac

MOOLAHMINECRAFT

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I couldn't boot or even access my WD HHD i need help. BTW it has windows files on it was trying to run it on mac:)
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IowaLynn

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Paragon only shows systems but is e cel lent mounting a drive if it is formatted NTFS so would need to install, restart, go to DU first.

Used it since it came out and always supported and upgraded.

May want to do a safe boot after untangling uninstalling what you had before.
 

DeltaMac

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Or, just a Windows encrypted drive. (Or, the PC is broken, and took the hard drive down, too! :D )
Seems unlikely that you will do much with that drive, except on the computer on which it was originally installed.
This is NOT a Mac, that will accept most any system install that you will throw at it, as long as the hardware is compatible.
Your hard drive won't really work to boot any other computer, and if it was an encrypted (bitlocker) drive, then you would have to find out how to access the drive.
I think you can't do it from your Mac, unless that Windows 10 system was originally installed using your Mac as the booting hardware.
 

richard2

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Your hard drive won't really work to boot any other computer, and if it was an encrypted (bitlocker) drive, then you would have to find out how to access the drive.
I think you can't do it from your Mac, unless that Windows 10 system was originally installed using your Mac as the booting hardware.
It should be possible to access a BitLocker-encrypted disc on a Mac by installing Windows using a hypervisor (such as VMware Fusion) or Boot Camp.
 

aldrinjtauro

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it is working...
Those Anker SATA readers don't allow your computer full access to the drive, so things like SMART tests won't work. If the computer sees the ASMT device but not the drive, that means either the unit isn't getting enough power to spin the drive stably, or the SATA connection isn't working properly. There's isn't really a way for a drive to not be compatible with a computer, since they use standardized connections. Unless of course it's using a SAS standard or something.
 

MOOLAHMINECRAFT

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Maybe I am wrong here, but - I don't think that your Windows boot drive will successfully boot up on anything except through the computer that originally installed it.
i think ur right but if i cant do that is it possible to back up the data and format it so i can store data into it?
 

DeltaMac

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Yes, and you will need to discover some method that works to do that...
First, start with a different enclosure (it may be faulty), or try connecting to a PC running Windows.

MAYBE - your old PC failed because the hard drive stopped working (and, the hard drive is simply dead, or nearly dead)

If you can access the drive through another enclosure, or a different computer - then backup your files/data to another external drive.
If none of that helps, and your hard drive continues to not be accessible (it may simply be a failed hard drive, and you may then need to spend big money to recover your files), then it's just time to move on. Replace the hard drive with one that works.
 

richard2

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Maybe I am wrong here, but - I don't think that your Windows boot drive will successfully boot up on anything except through the computer that originally installed it.
It's possible to create an image of a disc and then boot it on a virtual machine (VM), but, in this case, I think it would be easier to do the following:

  1. Create a VM.
  2. Install Windows on the VM.
  3. Connect the external disc to the VM.
  4. Unlock the external disc.
  5. Copy the contents of the external disc to another device.

I'm assuming MOOLAHMINECRAFT doesn't have access to another computer.
 
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MOOLAHMINECRAFT

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It's possible to create an image of a disc and then boot it on a virtual machine (VM), but, in this case, I think it would be easier to do the following:

  1. Create a VM.
  2. Install Windows on the VM.
  3. Connect the external disc to the VM.
  4. Unlock the external disc.
  5. Copy the contents of the external disc to another device.

I'm assuming MOOLAHMINECRAFT doesn't have access to another computer.
sort of..... i have access to a broken one lel (motherboard is broken too expensive) also didnt work
 
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MOOLAHMINECRAFT

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sort of..... i have access to a broken one lel (motherboard is broken too expensive)
Yes, and you will need to discover some method that works to do that...
First, start with a different enclosure (it may be faulty), or try connecting to a PC running Windows.

MAYBE - your old PC failed because the hard drive stopped working (and, the hard drive is simply dead, or nearly dead)

If you can access the drive through another enclosure, or a different computer - then backup your files/data to another external drive.
If none of that helps, and your hard drive continues to not be accessible (it may simply be a failed hard drive, and you may then need to spend big money to recover your files), then it's just time to move on. Replace the hard drive with one that works.
i just dual boot windows on my mac now what do i do?
 
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