Use the jumpers on the drive to set it to a lower speed, like 1.5 GHz if it is one of the new very fast drives. Here's the pdf on Western Digital Drives, look at the SATA data: http://wdc.com/wdproducts/library/other/...
We have a chance to guarantee our right to repair electronic
equipment—like smartphones, computers, and even farm equipment. This is a once-in-a-generation
chance to protect local repair jobs—the corner mom-and-pop repair shops that
keep getting squeezed out by manufacturers.
Join the cause and tell your state representative to support Right to Repair. Tell them you believe repair should be fair, affordable, and accessible. Stand up for your right to repair!