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 | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Reply to DBZ18 Register or log in to remove fzabkar 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. | Report abuse Reply to fzabkar Ask the community Post an answer Tom's Hardware>Forum>Storage>Connect my passport to motherboard> Related ressources: ForumConnect my passport to motherboard ForumWD My Passport Essential SE 1TB USB3.0 Questions ForumMy passport dead? ForumWD Passport isn't recognized with USB 3.0 card ForumWD "My Passport " Hard Drive huge issue. ForumWD Passport external HD is recognized but cannot access data ForumWD Passport is recognized but closes and re-opens constantly ForumMy passport hard disk not detected ForumConnecting My Passport Essential to Xbox ForumWD My Passport not recognised in USB 3 socket ForumWeird Problem with WD My Passport ForumHow to format passport ForumHow to retrieve the driver of wd my passport ForumHow to retrieve files from Western Digital my passport for mac ForumMy passport external hard drive ForumHow to reformat WD my Passport as a "dumb" drive ForumHow to use West Digital Passport as a "dumb" drive ForumSSD swap for Avatar 145A2 Ultrabook? More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !