Western Digital USB Hard Drives – Cross Reference

by Jan 28, 2020

In this post we provide you with some useful insight to help determine what model Western Digital drive might be inside a particular model of enclosure. We have included pictures of the shell to help you identify these drives quicker when searching for a matching donor. If you have done some research you have probably noticed that WD uses a model number on the plastic case that does not match the model number of the device inside. For a breakdown of the model number you can see they always start with WD followed by four letters. After the 4 letter code you have four numbers which indicate the drive’s capacity. The last two characters before the dash typically indicate the color of the enclosure, but I have seen enclosures with model BL which usually indicates a blue case and they actually have a charcoal or black case.
BK = Black | BL = Dark Blue or Turquoise | GY = Gray and Black (Two-Tone) | OR = Orange | RD = Red | SL = Silver | WT = White | YL = Yellow

WD External to Internal Model Cross Reference

WD model outside and model inside info is listed below for Western Digital USB drive models (Elements, Passport, Ultra). We have matched the internal disk drive model number with a photo of both the internal and external labels. This WD matching guide might help you find compatible donors. 500-750GB | 1TB-1.5TB | 2TB | 3TB | 4TB | 5TB

500-750GB WD Model Info
Outside: WDBAAA5000AD3
Inside: WD5000BMVV-11GNWS0
WDBAAA5000AD3 WD5000BMVV-11GNWS0
Outside: WDBABM7500ABK-00
Inside: WD7500KMVV-11A27S2
WDBABM7500ABK-00 WD7500KMVV-11A27S2
Outside: WDBABM7500ASL-00
Inside: WD7500KMVV-11A27S0
WDBABM7500ASL-00 WD7500KMVV-11A27S0
Outside: WDBACY5000ABK-00
Inside: WD5000BMVW-11AMCS0
WDBACY5000ABK-00 WD5000BMVW-11AMCS0
Outside: WDBACY5000ABK-01
Inside: WD5000BMVW-11AMCS2
WDBACY5000ABK-01 WD5000BMVW-11AMCS2
Outside: WDBACY5000ABK-01
Inside: WD5000BMVW-11AMCS4
WDBACY5000ABK-01 WD5000BMVW-11AMCS4
Outside: WDBKXH5000ABL-01
Inside: WD5000BMVW-11AMCS4
WDBKXH5000ABL-01 WD5000BMVW-11AMCS4
Outside: WDBKXH5000ASL-01
Inside: WD5000BMVW-11AMCS2
WDBKXH5000ASL-01 WD5000BMVW-11AMCS2
Outside: WDBPGC5000ABK-05
Inside: WD5000LMVW-11VEDS2
WDBPGC5000ABK-05 WD5000LMVW-11VEDS2
Outside: WDBUZG5000ABK-01
Inside: WD5000BMVW-11AJGS0
WDBUZG5000ABK-01 WD5000BMVW-11AJGS0

 

1TB-1.5TB WD Model Info
Outside: WDBABM0010BBK-00
Inside: WD10TMVV-11BG7S0
WDBABM0010BBK-00 WD10TMVV-11BG7S0
Outside: WDBABM0010BSL-00
Inside: WD10TMVV-11BG7S0
WDBABM0010BSL-00 WD10TMVV-11BG7S0
Outside: WDBABV0010BBK-00
Inside: WD10TMVV-11BG7S0
WDBABV0010BBK-00 WD10TMVV-11BG7S0
Outside: WDBABV0010BBK-00
Inside: WD10TMVV-11TK7S1
WDBABV0010BBK-00 WD10TMVV-11TK7S1
Outside: WDBACX0010BBK-01
Inside: WD10JMVW-11S5XS0
WDBACX0010BBK-01 WD10JMVW-11S5XS0
Outside: WDBACX0010BBK-01
Inside: WD10TMVW-11SMS4
WDBACX0010BBK-01 WD10TMVW-11SMS4
Outside: WDBACX0010BBK-01
Inside: WD10TMVW-11ZSMS5
WDBACX0010BBK-01 WD10TMVW-11ZSMS5
Outside: WDBACX0010BBL-01
Inside: WD10TMVW-11ZSMS5
WDBACX0010BBL-01 WD10TMVW-11ZSMS5
Outside: WDBBEP0010BBK-01
Inside: WD10JMVW-11AJGS0
WDBBEP0010BBK-01 WD10JMVW-11AJGS0
Outside: WDBBEP0010BBK-01
Inside: WD10JMVW-11S5XS0
WDBBEP0010BBK-01 WD10JMVW-11S5XS0
Outside: WDBBEP0010BBK-01
Inside: WD10TMVW-11ZSMS5
WDBBEP0010BBK-01 WD10TMVW-11ZSMS5
Outside: WDBBEP0010BBK-03
Inside: WD10JMVW-11AJGS1
WDBBEP0010BBK-03 WD10JMVW-11AJGS1
Outside: WDBBEP0010BRD-03
Inside: WD10JMVW-11AJGS1
WDBBEP0010BRD-03 WD10JMVW-11AJGS1
Outside: WDBBEP0010BSL-01
Inside: WD10JMVW-11AJGS0
WDBBEP0010BSL-01 WD10JMVW-11AJGS0
Outside: WDBBEP0010BSL-01
Inside: WD10JMVW-11S5XS0
WDBBEP0010BSL-01 WD10JMVW-11S5XS0
Outside: WDBBKD0020BBY-0A
Inside: WD20NMVW-11EDZS7
WDBBKD0020BBY-0A WD20NMVW-11EDZS7Recertified
Outside: WDBBXV0010BBK-01
Inside: WD10TMVV-11TK7S2
WDBBXV0010BBK-01 WD10TMVV-11TK7S2
Outside: WDBDNK0010BBK-UB
Inside: WD10JMVW-11AJGS4
WDBDNK0010BBK-UB WD10JMVW-11AJGS4
Outside: WDBGCH0010BSL-01
Inside: WD10JMVW-11AJGS0
WDBGCH0010BSL-01 WD10JMVW-11AJGS0
Outside: WDBGPU0010BBK-0B
Inside: WD10JMVW-11AJGS4
WDBGPU0010BBK-0B WD10JMVW-11AJGS4
Outside: WDBJBS0010BSL-0B
Inside: WD10JMVW-11AJGS4
WDBBEP0010BSL-01 WD10JMVW-11AJGS0
Outside: WDBJNZ0010BTT-U5
Inside: WD10JMVW-11AJGS2
WDBJNZ0010BTT-U5 WD10JMVW-11AJGS2Recertified
Outside: WDBLUZ0010BSL-01
Inside: WD10JMVW-11AJGS0
WDBLUZ0010BSL-01 WD10JMVW-11AJGS0
Outside: WDBTYH0010BSL-04
Inside: WD10JMVW-59AJGS3
WDBTYH0010BSL-04 WD10JMVW-59AJGS3
Outside: WDBUZG0010BBK-0B
Inside: WD10JMVW-11AJGS4
WDBUZG0010BBK-0B WD10JMVW-11AJGS4Recertified
Outside: WDBUZG0010BBK-0B
Inside: WD10SMZW-11Y0TS0
WDBUZG0010BBK-0B WD10SMZW-11Y0TS0Recertified
Outside: WDBUZG0010BBK-EB
Inside: WD10SDRW-11A0XS0
WDBUZG0010BBK-EB WD10SDRW-11A0XS0
Outside: WDBUZG0010BBK-EB
Inside: WD10SDSW-11AGTS0
WDBUZG0010BBK-EB WD10SDSW-11AGTS0
Outside: WDBY8L0015BBK-01
Inside: WD15NMVW-11W68S0
WDBY8L0015BBK-01 WD15NMVW-11W68S0
Outside: WDBYNN0010BBK-0B
Inside: WD10JMVW-11AJGS4
WDBYNN0010BBK-0B WD10JMVW-11AJGS4
Outside: WDBYNN0010BBK-0B
Inside: WD10SDZW-11UMGS0
WDBYNN0010BBK-0B WD10SDZW-11UMGS0Recertified
Outside: WDBYNN0010BBL-0B
Inside: WD10SDZW-11UMGS0
WDBYNN0010BBL-0B WD10SDZW-11UMGS0Recertified
Outside: WDBYNN0010BYL-0B
Inside: WD10SDZW-59UMGS0
WDBYNN0010BYL-0B WD10SDZW-59UMGS0
Outside: WDBYNN0010BWT-0B
Inside: WD10SDRW-11A0XS0
WDBYNN0010BWT-0B WD10SDRW-11A0XS0Recertified
Outside: WDBYNN0010BYL-0B
Inside: WD10SDZW-11UMGS0
WDBYNN0010BYL-0B WD10SDZW-11UMGS0Recertified
Outside: WDBZFP0010BBK-01
Inside: WD10JMVW-11AJGS0
WDBZFP0010BBK-01 WD10JMVW-11AJGS0
Outside: WDBZFP0010BBK-03
Inside: WD10JMVW-11AJGS1
WDBZFP0010BBK-03 WD10JMVW-11AJGS1
Outside: WDBZFP0010BBK-04
Inside: WD10JMVW-11AJGS3
WDBZFP0010BBK-04 WD10JMVW-11AJGS3
Outside: WDBZFP0010BBK-05
Inside: WD10JMVW-11AJGS2
WDBZFP0010BBK-05 WD10JMVW-11AJGS2
Outside: WDBZFP0010BBL-03
Inside: WD10JMVW-11AJGS1
WDBZFP0010BBL-03 WD10JMVW-11AJGS1
2TB WD Model Info
Outside: WDBA2D0020BBL-0B
Inside WD20SDRW-11VUUS0
WDBA2D0020BBL-0B WD20SDRW-11VUUS0
Outside: WDBBKD0020BBK-0A
Inside WD20NMVW-11EDZS7
WDBBKD0020BBK-0A WD20NMVW-11EDZS7
Outside: WDBBKD0020BBK-0B
Inside WD20NMVW-11EDZS6
WDBBKD0020BBK-0B WD20NMVW-11EDZS6
Outside: WDBBKD0020BBK-05
Inside WD20NMVW-11EDZS2
WDBBKD0020BBK-05 WD20NMVW-11EDZS2
Outside: WDBBKD0020BBL-05
Inside WD20NMVW-11EDZS2
WDBBKD0020BBL-05 WD20NMVW-11EDZS2
Outside: WDBCGL0020BSL-05
Inside WD20NMVW-11EDZS2
WDBCGL0020BSL-05 WD20NMVW-11EDZS2
Outside: WDBBKD0020BBL-05
Inside WD20NMVW-11EDZS6
WDBBKD0020BBL-05 WD20NMVW-11EDZS6
Outside: WDBEZW0020BSL-0A
Inside WD20NMVW-59EDZS7
WDBEZW0020BSL-0A WD20NMVW-59EDZS7
Outside: WDBEZW0020BSL-04
Inside WD20NMVW-59EDZS3
WDBEZW0020BSL-04 WD20NMVW-59EDZS3
Outside: WDBJRT0020BBK-0A
Inside WD20NMVW-11EDZS7
WDBJRT0020BBK-0A WD20NMVW-11EDZS7Recertified
Outside: WDBJRT0020BBK-0A
Inside WD20SMZW-11JW8S1
WDBJRT0020BBK-0A WD20SMZW-11JW8S1Recertified
Outside: WDBJRT0020BBK-0B
Inside WD20SMZW-11YFCS0
WDBJRT0020BBK-0B WD20SMZW-11YFCS0
Outside: WDBKUZ0020BBK-UB
Inside WD20SMZW-11YFCS0
WDBKUZ0020BBK-UB WD20SMZW-11YFCS0
Outside: WDBKYJ0020BSL-0D
Inside WD20SDZM-59TM5S1
WDBKYJ0020BSL-0D WD20SDZM-59TM5S1
Outside: WDBLPG0020BBK-0A
Inside WD20SDZW-11JJ8S1
WDBLPG0020BBK-0A WD20SDZW-11JJ8S1
Outside: WDBMWV0020BBK-01
Inside WD20NMVW-11AV3S0
WDBMWV0020BBK-01 WD20NMVW-11AV3S0
Outside: WDBMWV0020BBK-05
Outside: WD20NMVW-11AV3S2
WDBMWV0020BBK-05 WD20NMVW-11AV3S2
Outside: WDBMWV0020BTT-05
Inside WD20NMVW-11AV3S2
WDBMWV0020BTT-05 WD20NMVW-11AV3S2
Outside: WDBS4B0020BBK-0B
Inside WD20SDZW-11JJ8S0
WDBS4B0020BBK-0B WD20SDZW-11JJ8S0
Outside: WDBS4B0020BBK-0B
Inside WD20SDZW-11Z3CS0
WDBS4B0020BBK-0B WD20SDZW-11Z3CS0
Outside: WDBS4B0020BRD-0B
Inside WD20SDZW-11JJ8S0
WDBS4B0020BRD-0B WD20SDZW-11JJ8S0Recertified
Outside: WDBS4B0020BYL-0B
Inside WD20SDZW-11JJ8S0
WDBS4B0020BYL-0B WD20SDZW-11JJ8S0Recertified
Outside: WDBTLG0020BGD-0B
Inside WD20SDZW-59Z3CS0
WDBTLG0020BGD-0B WD20SDZW-59Z3CS0
Outside: WDBU6Y0020BBK-05
Inside WD20NMVW-11AV3S2
WDBU6Y0020BBK-05 WD20NMVW-11AV3S2
Outside: WDBU6Y0020BBK-05
Inside WD20NMVW-11EDZS2
WDBU6Y0020BBK-05 WD20NMVW-11EDZS2
Outside: WDBU6Y0020BBK-0A
Inside WD20SMZW-11W8S1
WDBU6Y0020BBK-0A WD20SMZW-11W8S1
Outside: WDBU6Y0020BBK-0B
Inside WD20NMVW-11EDZS6
WDBU6Y0020BBK-0B WD20NMVW-11EDZS6
Outside: WDBU6Y0020BBK-0B
Inside WD20SMZW-11JW8S0
WDBU6Y0020BBK-0B WD20SMZW-11JW8S0
Outside: WDBU6Y0020BBK-0B
Inside WD20SMZW-11YFCS0
WDBU6Y0020BBK-0B WD20SMZW-11YFCS0
Outside: WDBU6Y0020BBK-EB
Inside WD20SDRW-11VUUS0
WDBU6Y0020BBK-EB WD20SDRW-11VUUS0
Outside: WDBU6Y0020BBK-EB
Inside WD20SDZW-11JJ8S0
WDBU6Y0020BBK-EB WD20SDZW-11JJ8S0
Outside: WDBUZG0020BBK-0B
Inside WD20SMZW-11YFCS0
WDBUZG0020BBK-0B WD20SMZW-11YFCS0Recertified
Outside: WDBY8L0020BBK-01
Inside WD20NMVW-11AV3S0
WDBY8L0020BBK-01 WD20NMVW-11AV3S0
Outside: WDBY8L0020BBK-01
Inside WD20NMVW-11AV3S4
WDBY8L0020BBK-01 WD20NMVW-11AV3S4
Outside: WDBY8L0020BBK-01
Inside WD20NMVW-11W68S0
WDBY8L0020BBK-01 WD20NMVW-11W68S0
Outside: WDBY8L0020BSL-01
Inside WD20NMVW-11AV3S0
WDBY8L0020BSL-01 WD20NMVW-11AV3S0
Outside: WDBY8L0020BSL-01
Inside WD20NMVW-11AV3S4
WDBY8L0020BSL-01 WD20NMVW-11AV3S4
Outside: WDBYFT0020BBL-0B
Inside WD20SDZW-11Z3CS0
WDBYFT0020BBL-0B WD20SDZW-11Z3CS0Recertified
Outside: WDBYFT0020BOR-0B
Inside WD20NMVW-11EDZS6
WDBYFT0020BOR-0B WD20NMVW-11EDZS6Recertified
Outside: WDBYFT0020BOR-0B
Inside WD20SDRW-11VUUS0
WDBYFT0020BOR-0B WD20SDRW-11VUUS0Recertified
Outside: WDBYFT0020BWT-0A
Inside WD20NMVW-11EDZS7
WDBYFT0020BWT-0A WD20NMVW-11EDZS7Recertified
Outside: WDBYFT0020BYL-0B
Inside WD20SDZW-11Z3CS0
WDBYFT0020BYL-0B WD20SDZW-11Z3CS0Recertified
Outside: WDBZYL0020BSL-05
Inside WD20NMVW-11AV3S2
WDBZYL0020BSL-05 WD20NMVW-11AV3S2
Outside: WDBYVG0020BBK-0A
Inside WD20SDRW-11VUUS1
WDBYVG0020BBK-0A WD20SDRW-11VUUS1
Outside: WDBYVG0020BBK-0B
Inside WD20SDRW-11VUUSO
WDBYVG0020BBK-0B WD20SDRW-11VUUSO
Outside: WDBYVG0020BRD-0B
Inside WD20SDRW-11VUUS0
WDBYVG0020BRD-0B WD20SDRW-11VUUS0
Outside: WDBZGE0020BBK-0B
Inside WD20SMZW-59YFCS0
WDBZGE0020BBK-0B WD20SMZW-59YFCS0
3TB WD Model Info
Outside: WDBBKD0030BBK-0B
Inside WD30NMRW-11YL9S4
WDBBKD0030BBK-0B WD30NMRW-11YL9S4
Outside: WDBBKD0030BBK-0B
Inside WD30NMVW-11CNS4
WDBBKD0030BBK-0B WD30NMVW-11CNS4
Outside: WDBBKD0030BBK-05
Inside WD30NMVW-11CNS2
WDBBKD0030BBK-05 WD30NMVW-11CNS2
Outside: WDBCGL0030BSL-05
Inside WD30NMVW-11C3NS2
WDBCGL0030BSL-05 WD30NMVW-11C3NS2
Outside: WDBU6Y0030BBK-0A
Inside WD30NMZW-11GX6S1
WDBU6Y0030BBK-0A WD30NMZW-11GX6S1
Outside: WDBU6Y0030BBK-0A
Inside WD30NMZW-11LG6S1
WDBU6Y0030BBK-0A WD30NMZW-11LG6S1
Outside: WDBYFT0030BOR-0A
Inside WD30NMZW-11GX6S1
WDBYFT0030BOR-0A WD30NMZW-11GX6S1Recertified
Outside: WDBYFT0030BRD-0A
Inside WD30NMZW-11GX6S1WDBYFT0030BRD-0A WD30NMZW-11GX6S1Recertified
4TB WD Model Info
Outside: GDMUCWWE40001ADBv2
Inside WD40NMZM-59Y94S1
GDMUCWWE40001ADBv2 WD40NMZM-59Y94S1
Outside: WDBA2F0040BBL-0B
Inside WD40NDZW-11MR8S0
WDBA2F0040BBL-0B WD40NDZW-11MR8S0
Outside: WDBEZW0040BSL-0A
Inside WD40NMZW-59GX6S1
WDBEZW0040BSL-0A WD40NMZW-59GX6S1
Outside: WDBFKT0040BGY-0A
Inside WD40NMZW-59GX6S
WDBFKT0040BGY-0A WD40NMZW-59GX6S1
Outside: WDBFTM0040BBL-0D
Inside WD40NMZM-59Y94S1
WDBFTM0040BBL-0D WD40NMZM-59Y94S1
Outside: WDBKUZ0040BBK-UA
InsideWD40NMZW-11GX6S1
WDBKUZ0040BBK-UA WD40NMZW-11GX6S1
Outside: WDBP6A0040BBK-0A
Inside WD40NDZW-11MR8S1
WDBP6A0040BBK-0A WD40NDZW-11MR8S1
Outside: WDBP6A0040BBK-0A
Inside WD40NMZW-11GX6S1
WDBP6A0040BBK-0A WD40NMZW-11GX6S1
Outside: WDBPKJ0040BBK-0A
Inside WD40NDZW-11MR8S1
WDBPKJ0040BBK-0A WD40NDZW-11MR8S1
Outside: WDBPKJ0040BBK-0B
Inside WD40NDZW11MR8S0
WDBPKJ0040BBK-0B WD40NDZW11MR8S0
Outside: WDBPKJ0040BBL-0A
Inside WD40NDZW-11A8JS1
WDBPKJ0040BBL-0A WD40NDZW-11A8JS1
Outside: WDBPKJ0040BRD-0A
Inside WD40NDZW-11MR8S1
WDBPKJ0040BRD-0A WD40NDZW-11MR8S1
Outside: WDBU6Y0040BBK-0A
Inside WD40NMZW-11GX6S1
WDBU6Y0040BBK-0A WD40NMZW-11GX6S1
Outside: WDBU6Y0040BBK-0A
Inside WD40NMZW-59GX6S1
WDBU6Y0040BBK0A WD40NMZW-59GX6S1
Outside: WDBU6Y0040BBK-EA
Inside WD40NDZW-11A8JS1
WDBU6Y0040BBK-EA WD40NDZW-11A8JS1
Outside: WDBU6Y0040BBK-EA
Inside WD40NDZW-11MR8S1
WDBU6Y0040BBK-EA WD40NDZW-11MR8S1
Outside: WDBYFT0040BBK-0A
Inside WD40NMZW-11GX6S1
WDBYFT0040BBK-0A WD40NMZW-11GX6S1
Outside: WDBYFT0040BBL-0A
Inside WD40NMZW-11GX6S1
WDBYFT0040BBL-0A WD40NMZW-11GX6S1
Outside: WDBYFT0040BBL-0A
Inside WD40NMZW-59GX6S1
WDBYFT0040BBL-0A WD40NMZW-59GX6S1
Outside: WDBYFT0040BRD-0A
Inside WD40NMZW-11GX6S1
WDBYFT0040BRD-0A WD40NMZW-11GX6S1
Outside: WDBYFT0040BWT-0A
Inside WD40NMZW-11GX6S1
WDBYFT0040BWT-0A WD40NMZW-11GX6S1
Outside: WDBYFT0040BYL-0A
Inside WD40NMZW-11GX6S1
WDBYFT0040BYL-0A WD40NMZW-11GX6S1Recertified
Outside:
Inside
Outside:
Inside
5TB WD Model Info
Outside: WDBFTM0050BBL-0D
Inside WD50NDZM-59A8KS1
WDBFTM0050BBL-0D WD50NDZM-59A8KS1
Outside: WDBPKJ0050BBK-0A
Inside WD50NDZW-11A8JS1
WDBPKJ0050BBK-0A WD50NDZW-11A8JS1
Outside: WDBKUZ0050BBK-EA
Inside WD50NDZW-11MR8S1
WDBKUZ0050BBK-EA WD50NDZW-11MR8S1
Outside: WDBPKJ0050BBK-0A
Inside WD50NDZW-11MR8S1
WDBPKJ0050BBK-0A WD50NDZW-11MR8S1
Outside: WDBU6Y0050BBK-0A
Inside WD50NMZW-11A8NS1
WDBU6Y0050BBK-0A WD50NMZW-11A8NS1
Outside: WDBU6Y0050BBK-EA
Inside WD50NDZW-11A8JS1
WDBU6Y0050BBK-EA WD50NDZW-11A8JS1

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