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WD Recertified: 2TB WD My Passport USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive EXPIRED

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This is incorrect information. WDC and Segate have made portable hard drives in 2.5 form factor that have a PCB with a USB interface directly soldered onto it. These type of hard drives do not come with a separate PCB that interfaces with the SATA port and CANNOT be used in a laptop. I have one sitting in front of me after I stripped off the case. There is no SATA port to be found.
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Not usually. WD has special 2.5 drives for their portable range that only have USB on the PCB not the required sata port for laptops. The external larger 3.5 drives do have regular sata ports and can be used internally to desktop PC's
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Gather up, boys and girls. I had to crack open this WB Passport 750 from my collection to educate some of you who dispute the claim that WD did produce 2.5" drives that have USB connectors directly soldered on them without using a SATA connector. Read this in Yondu's voice.
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Is it possible to shuck the 2TB passports to use in an empty 2.5" bay in a laptop?
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Is it possible to shuck the 2TB passports to use in an empty 2.5" bay in a laptop?
Not usually. WD has special 2.5 drives for their portable range that only have USB on the PCB not the required sata port for laptops. The external larger 3.5 drives do have regular sata ports and can be used internally to desktop PC's
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Not usually. WD has special 2.5 drives for their portable range that only have USB on the PCB not the required sata port for laptops. The external larger 3.5 drives do have regular sata ports and can be used internally to desktop PC's
Thanks for letting me know. Got one anywho but had high hopes to make use of a 2nd.
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Not usually. WD has special 2.5 drives for their portable range that only have USB on the PCB not the required sata port for laptops. The external larger 3.5 drives do have regular sata ports and can be used internally to desktop PC's
Thats good to know. Thanks and repped.
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This is incorrect. All drives regardless of the external enclosure are standard platter drives with SATA connections.. 2.5" and 3.5", doesn't matter, they all have a PCB connected to the SATA ports which then interfaces with the external connection, in the case of portable it's mostly USB 2.0 and with the newer enclosures like My Cloud it becomes an RJ-45 connection to then plug into your router. All drives can be shucked, it's just a matter of how careful you are removing them and whether or not you care about being able to salvage the case for use with other drives or for return purposes for warranty.
This is incorrect information. WDC and Segate have made portable hard drives in 2.5 form factor that have a PCB with a USB interface directly soldered onto it. These type of hard drives do not come with a separate PCB that interfaces with the SATA port and CANNOT be used in a laptop. I have one sitting in front of me after I stripped off the case. There is no SATA port to be found.
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Looking for an external power USB 2 TB external drive for use with Dish 211Z receiver. Had used seagate, but seems most external drives these days are USB power.
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Good deal on the portable, wife just said she needed one! Thanks!
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This is incorrect information. WDC and Segate have made portable hard drives in 2.5 form factor that have a PCB with a USB interface directly soldered onto it. These type of hard drives do not come with a separate PCB that interfaces with the SATA port and CANNOT be used in a laptop. I have one sitting in front of me after I stripped off the case. There is no SATA port to be found.
I second this on the 2.5" drive from WD. Wish I had a pic I could post. Drive died so I decided to open up and see. Soldered USB 3.0 port directly to PCB...stupid.
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how reliable these Recertified drives are?
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Thanks for the posting! BestBuy has new ones (2TB) for $70 so this seems worth taking a risk for something that is recertified by WD and won't get heavy use by me.
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how reliable these Recertified drives are?
Can who's ordered one in the past anyone comment on their experience?
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I read some comment whit only 3 start, this disk is open box in some cases.
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