WD Elements external hard drive question.

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by MegaMillions, Jul 11, 2009.

  1. MegaMillions macrumors regular

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    What is the hard disk like inside these? Could I take the hard drive out of the enclosure and put it inside my Mac Pro?

    I have a friend who's WD Elements drive won't show up when she plugs it in, but I haven't seen it or messed with it first hand yet, so I don't know exactly what's going on. She says the light shows up and then goes away, and nothing else happens. If I fail to make it work through conventional means, how do I connect the drive to my Mac Pro in a way that bypasses the drives own AC Power system, which could be the faulty component?
     
  2. isaaclimdc macrumors 6502

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    There is a standard SATA 3.5-inch hard disk in there. You can extract just the hard disk itself from the WD Elements, and stick it into a HD bay in your Mac Pro. The bays already have SATA power cables at the ready.
     

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