QUOTE(AVFAN @ Jan 28 2018, 01:59 PM)
This is a wd sealed ext powered hdd
Will try to pry it open and take a look.
Just read that wd ones... the sata bridge card is integrated with the disc controller, not like other brands that separate the two.
Not optimistic i can fix it... will see.
Pried open, put drive in q10pro, good.
Can use as spare or backup.
As suspected, must be failure of the sata bridge card.
Will check around, see if i can buy this spare part.
just like to share this exp...
if yr 3.5" portable hdd fails, pry it open and take out the drive.
chances are the sata bridge card failed, can save it in 2 ways:
.. plug it into q10pro, it will work if it is only the bridge card that failed.
.. buy a docking station.. i bought below today at rm125... good for 3.5" and 2.5".
save the drive!!
i was told by the sales guy that this will only work for older portable hdds with the sata bridge card as an individual component.
new portable hdds, the circuit is integrated - a design to fail n make u buy new!!
better buy 3.5" sata drives with docking station to get more reliability!This post has been edited by AVFAN: Feb 5 2018, 09:36 PM