20 Most Recent Western Digital Caviar WD1600 (1600YD) 160 GB Hard Drive Questions & Answers


AS long as the computer device drivers are up to data, the USB port should be operational and communicate with your external drive. If the external drive is connected to a USB port and you are certain the external drive is running (listen for the whirring sounds) and still no communication; the hard drive may have lost the formatting feature. Switch USB ports around and see if any signal reaches the File Explorer in Windows.

Western Digital... | Answered on Feb 17, 2018


Keep things simple and replace with identical unit. A screwup could prove to have real nasty repercussions.

Western Digital... | Answered on Sep 01, 2017


Just replace the case the drive is in. You can get them from stores that sell computer parts like Fry's Electronics. There are many online sources too.

Western Digital... | Answered on Aug 16, 2017


If you open the case you will destroy the internal parts of the hard drive

Western Digital... | Answered on Aug 16, 2017


check power and data cords , try to replace SATA cable, if your bios still cannot detect it, then the PCB controller board is defected and must be fixed or replaced with a working exact same one

Western Digital... | Answered on Feb 16, 2012


Hello!
The drive you have is a SATA drive, and has no master/slave configuration as such.  There is a connector block on the back to configure other options such as spread spectrum clocking.  Normal configuration is a jumper between pins 1 and 2 (all the way on the right side, facing the back).  A picture of the other configuration options is shown below.
Hope this helps you out,
Ken
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Western Digital... | Answered on Jan 16, 2012


This Can be done, however, it requires some work: (3rd party tools to read the partition, since OS X uses different partition styles than Windows, and they don't play well together.

Here is a Thread in a forum which people have figured it out, it seems there's an application "MacDrive" that is supposed to solve this, maybe Daemon Tools.... either or both should do.
Here is the Forum:http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=251227

Hope this helps.
Please rate me. Thanks!

Western Digital... | Answered on Nov 18, 2011


better to replaced the hard drive, co'z once you heard a loud sound on it, that means that the drive is now having a physical damage, if you the hard drive still working, it will not stay longer due to physical damage inside of the hard drive.

Western Digital... | Answered on Aug 30, 2011


Test all leads that attach to your hard drive including electrical extensions,IDE,SATA

the leads from your "((MOTHERBOARD TO YOUR HARD DRIVE))" make sure they have a secure connection and are not faulty or just replace them they could be faulty
make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd 3 1/2 inch floppy have secure connections and are not faulty even the electrical extensions or just replace them they could be faulty a computer needs its connections to continue its cycle and have an end so any faulty leads will end up with a computer error even something as small as a faulty electrical extension or fan lead can cause this problem

computers need all of the data and electrical current to travel through every working device and to have an end to be able work properly

a motherboard and a hard drive any leads between them will fail before your motherboard or your hard drive if its a flat ribbon 40 pin type IDE replace it this will be the first to fail check all electrical power input and extensions make sure they are securely seated even the cd/dvd floppy drives need to have current go through make sure these drives are working

also check the Cmos battery and computer RAM modules make sure they are securely seated with no dust built up or in the sockets

hope this helps you

Western Digital... | Answered on Aug 29, 2011


test all leads that attach to your hard drive including electrical extensions,IDE,SATA

the leads from your ((motherboard to your hard drive)) make sure they have a secure connection and are not faulty or just replace them they could be faulty
make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd have secure connections and are not faulty or just replace them they could be faulty ?

even something as small as an electrical extension or a faulty fan lead can cause this problem computer needs all of the data and power to travel through every working device and to have an end for a computer to be able work properly

a motherboard and a hard drive any leads between them will fail before your motherboard or your hard drive check all electrical extensions make sure they are securely seated even the cd/dvd drives need to have current go through make sure these devices are working

also check your computer ram and cmos battery to make sure they are securely seated and the battery has plenty of charge
hope this helps

Western Digital... | Answered on Aug 26, 2011


Mohamed if the hard drive has bad sectors on it is best to replace the hard drive itself. But you need to save the files first by doing so, you have to do a parallel re install. Parallel re install is like booting your hard drive with 2 operating systems for details on how to do that click on this link.
Once you are finished try downloading and saving it on a external hard drive all the files that you saved. Purchase another hard drive and upload the files that you have saved

Western Digital... | Answered on Jul 18, 2011


Well, if this hard drive is SATA and looks like this:
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Then you don't need to worry about the jumpers at all, the hard drive is ready for use in your PC.


However, if it's IDE, which looks like this:
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You will need to move the pins to the "Slave" setting, and on Western Digital drives it is one set of vertical pins going away from the 4 pin power input, the above picture is set for Slave mode, and can be used as a reference.

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Western Digital... | Answered on May 05, 2011


If you have a Raid 0, then both drives are tied into one. You could remove the bad drive, and just use the leftover one. But you would need to disable RAID in the BIOS.

Unless you know how you benefit from a Raid 0, I do not recommend keeping a Raid 0 if you have important files you need to keep.

you could also buy another drive, disable Raid, and install the operating system on the first drive, and keep leftover files like pictures etc on the second drive.

Western Digital... | Answered on May 04, 2011


dont even think about throwing your hard drive away before you try some troubleshooting
make sure that the cd/dvd rom is getting enough power test all leads that are attached to the dvd including electrical extensions and make sure they have a secure connection or just replace them there might be bad/faulty or
your drivers may have been corrupted or you might have a virus run your antivrus program
you might have to physically unplug the leads for this cd/dvd rw then plug them back in or
you might have to uninstall then reinstall your DVD/CD or uninstall the driver then reinstall for this device
click start control panel administrive tools,computer management device manager scroll down cd dvd rom drives if you see a yellow question mark? right click you will have options to update driver,roll back driver,or
select properties general troubleshoot, select driver click to reinstall drivers click update driver or uninstall then reinstall
Click start control panel administrive tools,computer management,device manager scroll down cd-dvd rom drives you might see a yellow question mark ? right click you will have options to update driver,roll back driver,or select properties general troubleshoot, select driver click to reinstall drivers click update driver or uninstall then reinstall if this does not fix the problem it might be a registry problem if you cant see your disk drive in windows explorer
Close all open programs

Click on Start, Run, and type regedit and press Enter
Click on the plus signs (+) next to the following folders

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE

SYSTEM

CurrentControlSet

Control

Class

{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}

This folder is the DVD/CD-ROM Drive Class Description in the registry. Look for any of the following names in the right hand column.

Upper Filters

Lower Filters

Upper Filters.bak

Lower Filters.bak
If any of the above keys shown in step 4 are listed, right-click on them and choose Delete

After deleting the keys, close the registry editor
Reboot your computer

Open My Computer and check to see if your CD or DVD drives have returned. You may also want to open Device Manager and verify that the yellow exclamation and error code on the CD or DVD drive is gone. Hope this helps

Western Digital... | Answered on Apr 14, 2011


the drive has developed some bad sectors on it
click start run type cmd then type chkdsk/r/f which will scan for and attempt to repair any bad sectors and automatically fix any corrupt files on your hard drive or
click start control panel administrive tools,computer management ,disk management right click on your drive select properties click tools you should see click check now click start two boxes automatically fix files and scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors place then a tick in both boxes then select check now,start should schedule this task when restart
do not do anything while the chkdsk utility is in progress any input may damage your computer
then defragment your hard drive
or you could download partition magic
when you download partition magic you will have the option to make rescue to disks to boot from make these disks then change your first boot device your to floppy drive this will give you options to partition then partition only the good sectors of your hard drive and install an operating system to the good partition Partition Magic 8.0 Partition Magic 8.0
http://www.filehoo.com/download/Partition-Magic-8,0.aspx

hope this helps

Western Digital... | Answered on Mar 20, 2011


One bad lead can cause a computer to continue on a cycle or to shutdown or fail to detect your hard drive

Test all leads that attach to your hard drive including electrical extensions,IDE,SATA

the leads from your ((motherboard to your hard drive)) make sure they have a secure connection and are not faulty or just replace them there probably old and faulty
make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd 3 1/2 inch floppy have secure connections and are not faulty even the electic extensions or just replace them they are probably faulty a computer needs its connections to have an end so any faulty leads will end up with a computer error hope this helps
don

Western Digital... | Answered on Mar 04, 2011


During the boot process you will see on the screen to press a certain key to enter setup
Press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS
after you make any changes in BIOS press Esc then press the F10 button save to cmos to restart
cmos is located in BIOS

hope this helps

Western Digital... | Answered on Feb 20, 2011


There are many places to get enclosures for hard drives. I would recommend looking for a USB 3.0 (the new standard for hi-speed USB, and backward compatible) interface, and for an enclosure that includes an active cooling fan.

Otherwise, it's take your pick.

Hope that's helpful.

Western Digital... | Answered on Feb 04, 2011


no jumper at all on sata device

Western Digital... | Answered on Feb 03, 2011

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