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Current version by: Chris D ,

Title:

Removed hard drive from My Book, works through USB but not SATA?

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I'm attempting to remove the hard drive from this external hard drive to convert it into an internal drive. I removed it from the case and put it into my hard drive bay with a SATA connector and windows wants me to format it claiming that it cannot access the files, however through the USB interface with the hard drive connector provided it recognizes all of the files correctly. Is there any way to have it seamlessly go from USB interface to SATA without a format? Thanks!

Device:

Western Digital My Book

Tags:

external hard drive, hard drive, internal hard drive

Status:

open

Accepted Answer:

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Original post by: Chris D ,

Title:

Removed hard drive from My Book, works through USB but not SATA?

Text:

I'm attempting to remove the hard drive from this external hard drive to convert it into an internal drive. I removed it from the case and put it into my hard drive bay with a SATA connector and windows wants me to format it claiming that it cannot access the files, however through the USB interface with the hard drive connector provided it recognizes all of the files correctly. Is there any way to have it seamlessly go from USB interface to SATA without a format? Thanks!

Device:

Western Digital My Book

Tags:

external hard drive, hard drive, internal hard drive

Status:

open