What Hard drives are inside these MyBook HDD's!?!?!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by bobsbarricades, Jul 27, 2011.

  1. bobsbarricades macrumors regular

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    I'm going crazy. I can't find any specifics online.

    1 is model number - wd500p032 (its the 500GB with the blue circle light in front)

    1 is model number - wd5000K1CS-00 (it's the 500GB with the white light strip in the front).

    I want to take these guys out and put them in a RAID enclosure but don't know if they're SATA, eSATA, or EIDE drives!
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    They're almost certainly SATA. MyBook HDs weren't made to be broken down and salvaged, though.
     
  3. bobsbarricades thread starter macrumors regular

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    no they are not! I've done it before on a friends to put it in a tower though. Not worried about that part.

    Maybe I should call WD! tomorrow.
     
  4. getz76 macrumors 6502a

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    As above, they are likely SATA (no such thing as a bare eSATA drive). You can salvage them, but they are unlikely to be the same model. For best performance you are going to want exactly the same drive for a RAID configuration. Bare drives that size are cheap.
     
  5. -tWv- macrumors 68000

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    I recently ripped apart an old my passport and it was a SATA drive
     
  6. bobsbarricades thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'm struggling though. I just found out I can make a JBOD raid with these two externals. WHich helps.

    One of them has all my info, while the other is my backup backup that is slightly outdated. I want to just mirror all the data on my primary onto the secondary.

    I might not NEED the enclosure. But I think in the future it'd be nice. Not so many freakin wires....
     
  7. getz76 macrumors 6502a

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    JBOD is not RAID ("RAID 0" is not really RAID either). You would be fine in a JBOD, but why? What exactly are you trying to do?
     

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