WD Elements external hard drive question.

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

  1. MegaMillions macrumors regular

    Feb 1, 2009
    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


    Jun 28, 2009
    Pittsburgh, PA
    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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