I have the My Book 3TB Model: WDBFJK0030HBK-NESN and my motherboard is notorious for dropping the USB ports until the system is rebooted. Can I disassemble my external drive safely and use it inside my system?
I have heard stories of this being done ans to make sure there is no data on it because it gets encrypyed and I may lose it. I can move everything off of the drive without an issue (except the full day ot will take to move the files). Once I delete it all, disassemble the housing do I basically have an internal drive that will run in my system as if I bought an OEM inyerna; drive and mot ever have to worry about data lose from encrypted files or is that what the little controller board does?
Any help would be great because it is a pain to wait for the drive to come out of sleep when I am doing other things on my computer that really shouldn’t even access it. They really should have given it an on/off switch.