My brother bought a passport 500GB(2.5 HDD inside) and and when i bought my computer and put the front usb port on the firewire(It's what i think) on the mother board, my bro said it's dead or burned by the firewire... After a year, it's still hasn't worked when my SD card worked(Didn't work for months after i put it in the USB SD reader)... Does anyone know how to make it works?
The HDD doesn't work it others, the light lit on and spin as with clicking noise(spinning noise too) for a second or so than stop but still spins... The device http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... but have a different USB plug, I opened it up and nothing is wrong with it, it's not working,
Good chance it just fried that board inside the passport that controls the usb. Try taking the drive apart and hooking to the computer directly.
So are you trying to say the it's like a 2.5 HDD where there's sata plug on it if i take the board that controls the HDD?