Western Digital My Passport broke

Discussion in 'Computer Memory and Hard Drives' started by WhoX, Jan 11, 2019.

  1. WhoX

    WhoX Active Member

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    I have a Western Digital My Passport 2TB external drive that I can't gain access to, regardless of which operating system I use. I've tried accessing it by using a cell phone cable to connect to the USB 2.0 side of the USB 3.0 plug, the OS will recognize the drive, but won't open it.

    I was thinking about buying the same drive on Ebay and swapping out the controller cards. Anybody know if that will work? I read somewhere that the card's BIOS might not work with another drive.
     

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