The most basic question about a WD NAS – How to recover data from a failed My Book World edition?
I have a 1TB My Book World … Logged in yesterday, just to reboot it (always figure its healthy to reboot devices/servers every few months). … it says ‘drive not recognized’, and failed to mount drive. Updated firmware on unit, still the same… … taken HDD out the enclosure, and plugged it into my PC (Windows7).
Windows can see 5 partitions on the drive, as not NTFS/FAT32, i know it will format and lose the data the moment i try and add the drive….Any ideas on what software i can use to extract my data off the drive ???
Sure. Use Home NAS Recovery. This is not even expensive for a single disk.
For the record, it is not a good idea to reflash firmware on a bricked NAS. If something goes bad to worse, the newly flashed firmware may initiate some kind of initialization as the NAS may think the disks are blank. Side effects of initialization are never good.