Had to open the case on my Western Digital “My Passport” drive tonight.  You might remember, that I talked about the drive previously.

Well the drive sucks, and here’s the proof:

usb interface - wd my passport drive

Yes, it’s a permanent USB interface.  In other words, Western Digital took a perfectly good SATA drive, and bastardised it with a permanent USB adapter.

So, if I wanted to remove the drive from it’s case because it’s got an error I could fix with Spinrite, I can’t.
No SATA interface = no way to connect it directly to my computer.

Never ever again will I buy Western Digital equipment.

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