last night my WD Mycloud 1 Bay Drive literally went up in Smoke yesterday. I was accessing it when suddenly the connection dropped. On checking I found out that there was a little steam cloud and distinctive burnt smell coming out of the devices airvents.
As there is no warranty left on it I opened the case and removed the WD Red to check it. The burned smell came from the motherboard, the harddisk seems fine.
So I connected the drive via a USB Sata adapter to my laptop to check. I found a tool named Data Lifeguard Diagnostic on WDs pages and installed this. It identifies the drive correctly, shows it as healthy and as WD Red 8TB but says that there is no logical volume on it.
So I booted from a Linux live disk and that also says disk is healthy and ok but also no logical volume.
My question: Is there any way to recover my data? I do have a backup but I would still like to know if all is gone. of if I still can access my stuff.
I somehow cant imagine that such a case of an electrical failure leaves the drive intact but deletes the logical volume…
Any ideas on this?