Using the other connectors to delete the VCD?


#1

The “My Passport” devices are easy to remove from their casing. There is even a video on YouTube of someone doing it with only one hand:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdWKNQHLTmw

More importantly, they are easy to put back in their casing, exactly the way they were before. Of course I only removed the casing, I did not open the hard disk itself.

When you remove the casing, you see 2 unused sets of connectors on the disk. Some people reported success in removing the VCD partition from other WD devices by connecting the disk as SATA to their computer. Has anyone tried that on a “My Passport”? If so, could you please write how you did it or give us a link if you wrote it elsewhere?


#2

Well, the one terabyte disk is also sold on its own by WD:

http://www.codemicro.com/store/product/WD10EADS/New

The full name of the disk on sale seems to be:

WESTERN DIGITAL - WD10EADS

1TB SATA DRIVE WWN 50014EE - 258A1 - 9DD1

DCM : DHNCNV2M HB

Drive parameters: LBA 1953525168 R/N 701640

My disk has on its label:

WESTERN DIGITAL - WD10TMVV- 11BG7S0

1TB SATA DRIVE WWN 50014EE - 2AECF - 4F58

DCM : EHBVJHNB

DCX : 0802G1T75

5VDC - 0.60A

S/N : WX51C1005928

Drive parameters: LBA 1953525168 R/N 701640