Connect my passport to motherboard Tags: Hard Drives Connection Motherboards Storage Last response: January 13, 2013 5:22 PM in Storage Share DBZ18 January 13, 2013 4:55:28 PM Hello, my passport fell from my desk and now the disk is making a clicking noise The disk appears on the computer as H: and cannot be opened, the computer gives a messages that suggest to reformat the disk to be abble to use it I tried recovering my data my GET DATA BACK FOR NTFS, the software is capable of reading and finding all my folders, but its awfully long because it's connected by a USB 2.0 and the disk is clicking i would like to connect it directly to the motherboard by sata but Western Digital made it a lot harder with that kind of connection pins. http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1951/1/ Is there a way to connect it, by some sort of adapter, or opening the disk ( yeah i know the warranty but to that point i don't care, and also please don't bother the specialist option) Thanks in advance ! More about : connect passport motherboard fzabkar a c 288 G Storage January 13, 2013 5:22:49 PM AIUI, that 12-pin header has 2 pins (Tx and Rx) that connect to an RS232 serial diagnostic console. The remaining pins connect to switches and LEDs in certain models. There are no SATA pins. You can connect to the drive's SATA port, but this requires a hardware hack: http://www.datarecoverytools.co.uk/2010/05/05/how-to-co... That said, if yours is an Essentials model, then it will incorporate 128-bit AES hardware encryption, in which case you will need the USB-SATA bridge IC (symwave SW6316) to decrypt your data. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Connect my passport to motherboard Forum SolvedWD 2TB My Passport 2.5" - Connect to PC Forum can i disconnect "my passport" from nonfunctioning computer and connect it to laptop to access contents Forum External WD passport not read on PC but perfect while connected to Samsung TV Forum my son connected our passport to the xbox without knowing and it appears xbox erased everything on the passport. is there any Forum Problem connecting 2 WD My Passport HDD Forum WD my passport(2 TB) not working in usb 3.0, asus z87-a motherboard Forum WD my passport 1 TB doesnt show all the files on mac and windows but fully accessible when connected to my TV via WDTV. HELP! Forum WD 1TB My Passport connecting to PC directly Forum I have a problem with my WD passport.....if I connected it to other laptop its shows all the files but when I connected it to Forum Connecting My Passport Essential to Xbox Forum SolvedWhy won't my ASRock FM2A88X-ITX+ motherboard connect to the internet? Forum SolvedHow to connect all fans to motherboard? Forum SolvedWhat cables do i need for this motherboard to connect to my monitor? Forum WD My Passport USB 3.0....makes difference if connected to 2.0? Forum SolvedH100i and how it connect to the motherboard Forum SolvedConnect speakers and headset on motherboard Forum SolvedMonitor Won't Connect to motherboard Forum SolvedWill the EVGA GTX 750Ti FTW connect on my motherboard? Forum SolvedThingy to connect a case fan to the motherboard Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !