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I have a WD Elements drive whose power supply died. Looking around on Google, it seems like it's not a rare occurrence. It also seems that the power supply in question is a proprietary model and that it's become kind of hard to find. I've come up with a few things I could do, but aren't sure of which to go with.
1. Get another power supply. This would be easier if they were easier to find, but the only place I can find them is on eBay and the shipping (to Canada, from elsewhere) makes it a bit pricey. Also, I'm pretty worried about the chance that the second one will die.
2. Somehow forge a converter to a standard power supply. This was a suggestion that I've seen around on the Internet. I'm not sure how I'd do this, but I could probably wrangle one of my electrical engineering friends into helping me out with this. I don't know how reliable this would turn out.
3. Stuff the drive into a new enclosure. After thinking about it some more, this seems like the most sane course of action. It's too bad, because I really liked this enclosure. I'm not sure about the size of the drive and I can't tell by glancing at it, so if someone knows, please tell me. I also don't know what to look for in an enclosure, so I'd like some suggestions in this area.