Western Digital External Hard Drive

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#1

I bought the Western Digital Hard Drive for my old computer. The old computer was struck by lightning and the mother board was fried. Luckily I thought my hard drive was still good. I have been trying to get my information off of my old hard drive and transferring it to my new computer by using a flash drive. I have some of the information on my flash drive and thought I would put it on my Western Digital Hard Drive instead of the new computer. I have been trying to do this for a month or so now and it will work half the time. Sometimes my computer will not recognize the external hard drive and sometimes it will. I did get some information on the external hard drive tonight and then it just closed up and wouldnt work anymore. I currently have a DELL Inspiron 530. Any help would be appreciated.


#2

Try getting Norton Ghost and set the old hd to master and the new one to slave and then just clone it over instead of trying to do it with a flash drive, this way it will only take about 20 minutes to clone the whole hd, BTW make sure that you format the new hd first


#3

My main problem is why is it when I turn on the external hard drive, which is the Western Digital, does it appear sometimes in my computer and sometimes I can not get it to show. If I need to set one of these to slave how do I do that.


#4

On the hard drive itself there is a tag showing you which pins to jumper for master and slave, Also WD is great at giving tech support just look them up on the internet and get the phone # if you have any problems


#5

Ok, I remember that now that you said it. I did contact Western Digital by email and never got a response. That is why I went to this website. I haven’t asked alot of questions, but have always received help. Thanks for your help.