I had a 500GB MyBook World Edition (the white one with blue lights) which after three years of service suddenly gave up the ghost, so eventually I ripped out the hard drive to try to rescue the contents at least.
I plugged the drive into my Windows (XP) machine directly via an internal SATA cable, and could see it in BIOS as well as in Windows sys admin, but the drive didn’t show up in My Computer etc. as Windows doesn’t seem to recognise it.
I was then told that the problem is that MyBook is actually running as a basic Linux system, hence why Windows can’t access it, and that I should try to hook it up to a Linux machine instead - which I did, and still no joy!
I’ve trawled the net for all sorts of workarounds, but nothing’s done the trick so far… Does anyone know what’s the best way to access the drive contents, either from a Windows or Linux box (or from a Mac for that matter)?
Any ideas welcome (especially tried & tested ones!) - thanks in advance! :-)