Accessing data off SATA drive after failure of network interface

Hi, Hopefully someone has been able do do this. My My Book Live drive was no longer able to be recognized on the network. I tried everything under the sun to troubleshoot and was unable to find a solution. I extracted the drive (a 1TB WD Caviar Green unit) from the casing and tried to connect it to both a Mac and a PC w/ windows 10 using an external USB case. The drive spins up and sounds normal but both OS/s say the drive needs to be formatted. Is there any way to access the drive other than the original ethernet interface? Thank you!

Hi airman.dad,

You should try contacting WD’s Technical Support about this for live assistance and troubleshooting

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