Western Digital is a manufacturer of Hard Drive headquartered in Lake Forest, California.

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Can I set up a raid array where I have multiple small drives that back up to one large drive?

I want to know if I can set up a raid of like 150 gb velociraptors for performance and then make it to where they automatically back up to a larger say 2tb western digital caviar black drive? let me ...
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Raid-1 Western Digital Green AARS, cloning and WD Align Utility

My current setup runs on top of 2x Western Digital 2500KS drives on Raid-1, using the motherboard's 780G raid controller, on WinXP. Everything is fine, but the drives are a bit noisy. I am ...
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Western Digital not recognized by Windows after power Outage on windows

I have WD Essential Plus 1.5TB (formatted in NTFS). It was working fine under windows and mac mini. While it was connected to the mac mini, I had an power outage and now the HD is not being recognized ...
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Why won't my Western Digital My Book Home 500GB drive mount on my Macbook Pro via Firewire?

I can connect the drive via USB and it mounts correctly. However, when I connect via FireWire, the drive powers down. The drive realizes that it is plugged in. When I plug in via FireWire, the ...
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D-Link DIR-685 and WD Scorpio Blue 1TB, 750GB, 640GB

Has anyone tried installing the WD Scorpio Blue 640gb, 750gb or 1TB 2.5" drives into the D-Link DIR-685? That drives a bit thicker than standard 2,5" HDD (12,5 mm instead of 9,5 mm) and I'm not sure ...
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Access Western Digital My Book World II RAID array on my Ubuntu Linux

My WD My Book World II (Blue Rings) NAS has overheated, I think the motherboard is dead. I extracted the disks and plugged them in my desktop PC running Ubuntu Linux. The disks seems to be alive, ...
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How to fix: Western Digital My Book 500GB - fail to install drivers, is not accessible

The WD-My Book 500GB is recognized as a local disc in my system(Windows 7), but it's drivers fail to install successfully when connected via USB cable with computer. Then when I try to open ...
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Why does Western Digital Smartware not detect my external HDD?

I recently buy WD Mybook Essential HDD 1 TB. I downloaded and install Smartware software in both my desktop (Windows XP) and laptop (Windows 7) but in both case the software is not able to detect the ...
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Western Digital Mybook is creating folders I didn't create

I have a WD MyBook which has been creating empty folders with a long string of numbers and alphabets and some shorter ones with just some numbers with a 0kb file in it Some of these can be deleted ...
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WD My Book making odd noises (doesn't sound like Click of Death)

I have a 2TB WD MyBook connected via Firewire. It is set-up as a 2TB drive (striped) rather than a 1TB drive (mirrored). It is less than 6 months old, contains less than 1TB of data, and is used ...
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Western Digital My Passport how is data stored

I have a Western Digital My Passport (external hard drive) and I had been using it to back up my Windows XP machine. The XP machine's hard drive crashed, so now I am left with the My Passport drive. ...
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1TB external hard disks - reliable or not?

I'm looking into finally getting a big external hard disk (will probably be usb-connectable) but I recently heard that 1TB (or bigger) external disks are prone to overheating and, eventually, stop ...
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How do I delete Western Digital SmartWare from my drive? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I remove a MyBook’s “WD SmartWare” virtual CD from my desktop? If I don't want it on my drive how do I delete it? I've tried delete it from the ...
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Recovering the data from a failed WD My Book NAS drive

My Western Digital 500GB NAS drive (which is my main backup device) has recently broken. Windows can no longer use it as a network drive (using Map Network Drive), and the web-based control panel is ...
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Hard drive won't initialize, spins up, makes 2 clicks, and spins up again

When I booted my computer today, it wouldn't progress past BIOS. One of the drives ( the one holding the OS, of course ) spins up, goes "click click", and then spins down and repeats the process. How ...
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What's the jumper “enable 1.5GB PHY” on a Western Digital hard disk?

I've got a new hard disk. On the label there is a description of the jumper settings: One of them is: Jumpered pins 5 and 6 enables 1.5GB PHY What does PHY stand for?
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Western Digital My Book World drops off network

Most of my storage in my house relies on a WD My Book World Edition 500GB network drive. I threw out the vendor crapware they give you to access it (a trial version of Mionet) after it starting ...