Hi…have a MyBook WD5000H1CS-00 with a 500 GB Green drive. The drive is shot…PC board no good. Just bought a blue WDEZEX 1.0 TB drive. Anyone know if it will work in the original MyBook case?
I don’t see why not, the current draw on both 5V and 12 V are identical. The only problem I can see is that something in the electronics of the USB - SATA converter won’t recognize the new drive.
I am reluctant to try in a sense. I wonder if something in the USB - SATA electronics blew the original PC board on the 500 GB drive. I also don’t like the idea of running a drive in the vertical position although I have seen arrays of 9 drives in professional use used as a RAID setup and all stored vertically.