My MyBook Essential drive will no longer work with any computer through the USB connection. I believe the HD is still functioning normally since it definitely spins up and makes no odd noises. Also, when I remove the USB adapter and plug it straight into the SATA port, the disk is recognized by Windows as Disk 0 and I’m asked to initialize it. Apparently, the USB card encrypted the data.
Can the USB card be replaced to allow access? Would this work? http://parts.com.hk/1/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1_2_3&products_id=25#.UTmKEhzrxol
MyBook P/N: WDBACW0030HBK-00 4211D
Card Model: 4061-705089-001 Rev. AG (on front)
4060-705089-001 Rev. P1 (on back)
HDD Model: WD30EZRX - 00MMMB0