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Windows 7: External HDD is detected but not accessable.

05 Sep 2014   #11

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Generally speaking, removing a drive from the enclosure and connecting it to the SATA cable of the PC is possible, but, talking about WD My Passport, you should know that the drive is hardware encrypted and will not work away from the enclosure. In addition, removing the drive will void the warranty. - What will void the warranty of a WD drive.

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