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    Default WD ext drive problem

    Long shot but wonder if someone has any idea what would cause my ext WD Essentials 1TB USB2 drive to shut down a few seconds after winding up.

    Does the same on a couple of other drives so it is in the interface board. Both 5V and 12V are there at all times so it doesn't seem to be a voltage problem. Must be some signal/condition not being met, I guess.

    The drive is fine so I will just flag this issue and use it as an internal drive. Better result than a stuffed drive of course!

    But I am just wondering what might have happened.

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    Default Re: WD ext drive problem

    The problem is not uncommon - Internal circuit board on external case fails ( various reasons) while the actual HDD is in perfect working condition.

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    Default Re: WD ext drive problem

    It is just god's work like a lot of computer ills!

    Got a new INTERNAL TB drive!

    Cheers.

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