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WD, a Western Digital company, is a long-time innovator and storage industry leader. As a storage technology pacesetter, the company produces reliable, high-performance hard disk drives and solid state drives. These drives are deployed by OEMs and integrators in desktop and mobile computers, enterprise computing systems, embedded systems and consumer electronics applications, as well as by the company in providing its own storage products. WD’s leading storage devices and systems, networking products, media players and software solutions empower people around the world to easily save, store, protect, share and experience their content on multiple devices. WD was established in 1970 and is headquartered in Irvine, Calif. For more information, please visit the company’s website at www.wd.com.

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I was given a PC without a HD installed.  There was one it before but don't know what it was. Anyways, I installed A Western Digital HD and when booting it says "Device not ready" Is there something I need to do to get it to detect my HDD.  I ran a program from floppy from Western Digital to see if it detects it and it did fine.  Why isn't my system detecting it?  Detailed help would be much appreciated
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I have a Western Digital 6.4GB ATA/33, 5400RPM hard Drive and I want to upgrade it to a Western Digital 10.2GB hard drive.  The question is that Western Digital 10.2GB only shows now a ATA/66, 5400RPM hard drive.  Will this work on my motherboard which is a AOpen AX6BC?  I am also using the P111 450 CPU.  Why did they change from the ATA/33 to the ATA/66?  Will I have to make a different connection on the motherboard?  What kind of problem will this cause if any?  I am just getting started on learning how to upgrade my computer.
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I purchased a Western Digital 10 GB harddisk. On the first 2GB partition I have FAT partition (for Windows95).  Now I boot with the NT Workstation Setup Disk to create another Partition of 3GB but NT is unable to format the partition.  I tried creating a 2GB extended Partition using Dos and then installed NT on it, it works fine.  Why is it that NT cannot Create Partition or unable to format the Partition.  I brought another Hard Disk of the same brand and Size, and I got the same results.  Any Suggestions ??? Pls. Help.
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I have been installing a second drive on some machines.  The machines are Gateway 2000 pentium 133, 80 meg of memory, ensoniq sound card, 3Com 10/100 NIC, ATI 3d rage II.  I am keeping the existing drive(1gig) and setting up the 6 gig as a slave to the first on the primary IDE.  I have done 15 or so machines without a problem until i got to a couple of them and everytime i put the second drive in and power on the machine it crashes the heads on the 6 gig drive(they clank).  Both drives are Western Digital drives.  I have done nothing different to these  machines that i did to the others that work fine.  Does anyone know what could cause this or had this problem before?
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I have a 1.2 gig western digital hard drive that is not able to be read.  It is using the western digital ez manager.  When I boot the system it displays the western digital manager info and also the choices for win95, winnt, winnt (vga) and winnt setup.  that is all that can be read.  can you offer any recovery programs, or any other help, no backup and data is needed.
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i need full specs of the IDE Hard drive
"Western Digital Hard Drive"
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I have a Western Digital Caviar 21600 Hard Drive. When I turn on my computer, the ram is checked and then NOTHING happens.  If I hit F1 to enter setup, the message changes to "Entering Setup, Please Wait" but NOTHING happens. If I put a boot floppy in and reboot, NOTHING happens. The CMOS is set to boot from floppy first.  The only way that something happens is if I disconnect the IDE controller cable from the back of the hard drive and then boot with a floppy. Then the computer acts as would be expected. Unfortunatly, I can't then do anything to the HD (because it isn't connected) I have tried setting the jumper settings to slave and putting it in another computer in hopes of FDISKing and Formatting, but then that computer acts like the original. Any ideas short of a new drive?
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Hi. anybody know anything about "refurbished' hard drives. bought a new wd hard drive which i had to send back. wd told me to send it back and they would replace it. well they replaced it with a refurbished one which they claim is tested more than a new one. should i stand my groud and demand a new drive or settle for the refurbished. thanks
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Western Digital

910

Solutions

1K

Contributors

WD, a Western Digital company, is a long-time innovator and storage industry leader. As a storage technology pacesetter, the company produces reliable, high-performance hard disk drives and solid state drives. These drives are deployed by OEMs and integrators in desktop and mobile computers, enterprise computing systems, embedded systems and consumer electronics applications, as well as by the company in providing its own storage products. WD’s leading storage devices and systems, networking products, media players and software solutions empower people around the world to easily save, store, protect, share and experience their content on multiple devices. WD was established in 1970 and is headquartered in Irvine, Calif. For more information, please visit the company’s website at www.wd.com.