Disregarding warranty issues and knowing that one would be “walking without a net”, in theory, should the daughterboard from a 500MB Mybook essential be able to access a functional 2TB Mybook Essential drive?
ie. Are they the same part/firmware…?
Mybook Daughterboard interchangability
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My mybook 2TB took a tumble. In the process the USB connector was bent and separated from the daughterboard.
I bought a SATA drive enclosure kit with a generic SATA daughterboard, powerswitch, cables…
My system can see the drive, but no partitions. Ontrack does not recognize the partition type.
After reading messages here, I understand why. My drive was setup with a WD daugherboard with WDSW; therefore, it can only be read by the same.
I called WD tech support and the WD store. They will not sell just a daughterboard.
Since my only chance of personally managed data recovery appears to be to buy another Mybook, to gain access to a working daughterboard, my question is:
Are the daughterboards the same with smaller sized drives? i.e Will the daughterboard from a 500MB/1TB/1.5TB Mybook work with my 2TB drive?