WD My Book disk partitions?

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Found 4th Jul
I just picked up a recertified My Book 6TB from the WD store for 75 quid with the intention of using the HDD as internal storage for my PC. It was surprisingly easy to open and contains a recertified 5400rpm WD Blue HDD WD60EZRZ. By plan was to keep it in the enclosure while I copied all my stuff over via the USB3 connection then stick it straight in my PC as a SATA HDD. It is formatted as NTFS but I wasn't sure if the other partitions would make it unsuitable for slapping straight into the PC. Also, if I wanted to stick a smaller HDD in the enclosure would it need partitioned in a certain way before it would work?
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NTFS should be fine FAT 32 is old and insecure
Ritchievalens1 h, 27 m ago

NTFS should be fine FAT 32 is old and insecure



Thanks, I was more concerned that the motherboard in the enclosure had added some Linux-type partitions?
What other partitions does it have?

Just wipe it and partition it how you want.
chocci50 m ago

Wd drives in my book, my cloud are …Wd drives in my book, my cloud are encryptedhttps://community.wd.com/t/how-to-decrypt-a-wd-mybook-drive-after-its-removed-from-the-enclosure/146588



Thanks, that answers my question
dwl995th Jul

Thanks, I was more concerned that the motherboard in the enclosure had …Thanks, I was more concerned that the motherboard in the enclosure had added some Linux-type partitions?


Delete all partitions with with a basic programme.
Gpart is great but can be complicated for new users.

Just start with a fresh drive, with all date backed up.
It turned out to be a hardware issue rather than a partitions issue. If you want to re-use the enclosure with another drive you need to do some minor surgery to the motherboard. This will disable power management & hardwate encryption though. Details here.
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