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Topic # 113425 16-Jan-2013 17:48
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Hi all,

After doing a Hard drive shuffle in my PC case, I decided to use my spare 1.5TB HDD in a Western Digital case.
After having set the HDD in the Ext. case, it is now showing as 'Write Protected' in drive management.  It doesn't appear at all in My Computer. 

I have tried to move it pre-formatted in both NTFS & Fat32, as well as deleting the entire volume.

The drive operates normally when mounted in PC, and other drives work in External case.

Any thoughts?

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  Reply # 745842 16-Jan-2013 18:00
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As i understand it.
You have / had a Westerndigital external case and put a 1.5GB hard drive into it
THe drive shows as write protected when in the WD case

Is the drive we are talking aobut a WD drive or another brand? Are the other drives working in the WD case WD or other brands?

It may be possible that you have a non-WD drive in a WD case and it knows this and is balking at the you doing this.

Is the WD case Sata? If not are the pins set the same on all drives for slave / master / stand alone?

Are the other drives that work 1.5GB or smaller? If your 1.5GB drive is larger than the case had before there might be ROM limitations on what it does with larger drives.

A collection of thoughts.

Shane





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  Reply # 745864 16-Jan-2013 18:50
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Thanks for your reply.

The 1.5TB drive is a WD Green.  I have had dirrerent branded HDD's operating fine in this case, upto 1TB from memory. This is a SATA case, with USB 2.0 interface.

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  Reply # 745877 16-Jan-2013 19:00
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TooBroke: Thanks for your reply.

The 1.5TB drive is a WD Green.  I have had dirrerent branded HDD's operating fine in this case, upto 1TB from memory. This is a SATA case, with USB 2.0 interface.


if the original was 1TB or under it might be the difference in size. Also green drives do have some known fun and games with being in NAs cases and possible in external cases. Something to do with thie rmanagement of power etc.

I think you might have to accept drive and case are not going to play nicely and use a different hdd in the case.

Shane





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  Reply # 746196 17-Jan-2013 10:46
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nunz:
TooBroke: Thanks for your reply.

The 1.5TB drive is a WD Green.  I have had dirrerent branded HDD's operating fine in this case, upto 1TB from memory. This is a SATA case, with USB 2.0 interface.


if the original was 1TB or under it might be the difference in size. Also green drives do have some known fun and games with being in NAs cases and possible in external cases. Something to do with thie rmanagement of power etc.

I think you might have to accept drive and case are not going to play nicely and use a different hdd in the case.

Shane



Cool thank you for the input.

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