I have a western Digital hard drive (WD - My Passport 1TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive)?
I accidentally dropped it, well luckly there were no date was just a fresh piece was about to use it, I have a question regarding it was that can I use it again like if I can take the broken hard drive out and put a spared laptop hard drive?
- Spock (rhp)Lv 75 months agoFavorite Answer
yes, the damaged hard drive can be replaced. might need to contact WD for software that you don't know exists
- ShadowLv 45 months ago
You can swop the drive itself but most of the small passport drives have the USB connector on the HDD's board and therefore there won't be a connector board for a normal drive. If this one is different an like normal external enclosures, then you'll be good to go. Otherwise, get another enclosure as that would be a better choice.
- GigabyteLv 55 months ago
do not trust that HDD. use a program called Hard disk sentinel. (google it and use the trial) it will tell u the health of ur disk based on the SMART data. if it is anything other than 100% then that HDD is dead and u need to get a new one.
- StarryskyLv 75 months ago
Sure, but you will have no warranty from WD, like you do now.
And yes, you dropped it before ever using it. But how do you know it is "broken" if you never have tried to use it?