Re: taking the Wd My passport drive a part
Also, and my apologies for not including it in my previous message. I don't know about the particular HD in question that can't be used wirelessly with the Windows10 machine, but if it's anything like the WesternDigital MyBook NAS that I used to use, it had support for more than just the Samba protocol. I've not tried to configure a Samba connection on Windows10 yet, but if it doesn't work for that particular drives network connection, I'd look and see if it supports a different protocol such as FTP, etc.toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
On 6/1/2018 9:01 PM, Jeremy wrote:
As far as taking one of them apart, it's not super difficult to use a small screwdriver to gently start prying along one of the edges to start separating the two halves of the plastic case. Once the outer case has been removed, you then need some somewhat specialized tools to actually open up the drive itself as the screws aren't the normal star-shaped ones. The outer plastic case is simply a case for the drive to fit into that also contains the port and circuitry for connecting it through USB. Either way, once the actual HD has been opened, I would imagine it would take a super delicate hand to do any sort of cleaning of the parts in there, heads or whatever as they can be super easy to damage. I've also herd that once you open an HD and expose it to the air, mostly because the dust and whatever that might be floating around that it's pretty much a done deal that somethings going to get screwed up unless you've got a super clean environment to open it up in. Even just a few specs of dust that might end up on one of the platters would not be a good thing at all for the HD.