How to Find wd1600bevt DriversSearching for "wd1600bevt" will probably not turn up the driver that you need because it is the model number of a hard drive made by Western Digital. Instead, you need a driver for the SATA controller, which is the device that the hard drive connects to.
To get the drive working properly, you first need to identify the SATA hard drive controller and then find the correct driver for it.
Many free driver scanning programs exist which identify your hardware information and then locate the most recent driver for it. The top rated and most accurate driver scanning software is DriverGuide's DriverScan.
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Sometimes the hard disk controller is integrated into a computer's motherboard. One program that will help you to identify the motherboard and its on-board hardware is Everest Ultimate Edition. It's a free system diagnostic that will identify most hardware integrated onto the motherboard, as well as the actual motherboard model itself.
Click here to download Everest Ultimate Edition
Once installed, run the program and then:
- Click on Computer
- Click on Summary
- Right hand window (hardware) if the text is blue this is a link to the web site for that particular hardware.