Upgrading a Western Digital MyBook

Hardware

When I first bought this Western Digital MyBook back in 2008 I thought 1TB was so gigantically massive as to be practically infinite, but here I am in 2010 with four of them and they're almost all full to bursting. Because I travel and study abroad I need external drives, and I spent extra money to have FireWire versions, so I decided to swap out the 1TB drive from one of the enclosures and fit in a 1.5TB instead of buying another separate unit.

Thanks to some detailed instructions from Carlton Bale it didn't take too long and am now in the process of moving all my stuff over to the new drive. Wonder how long this one will last?

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